Colorado - 01. Hot Sulphur Springs to Hwy 40 bridge

Colorado, Colorado, US


01. Hot Sulphur Springs to Hwy 40 bridge (Byers Canyon)

Usual Difficulty IV (for normal flows)
Length 3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 42 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09034250 700 - 2000 cfs IV 40d03h09m 379 cfs (too low)

River Description

Rivers of the Southwest, F.Anderson

Reaches of the Colorado River:
01. Hot Sulphur Springs to Hwy 40 bridge (Byers Canyon) (CO, IV)
02. Gore Canyon (CO, IV-V)
03. Pumphouse campground to Rancho Del Rio (Pumphouse) (CO, III)
04. Hanging Lake Exit 125 (I-70) to Shoshone Power Plant Exit 123 (I-70) (Barrel Springs) (CO, IV-V [V+])
05. Shoshone Power Plant, Exit 123 (I-70) to Grizzly Creek, Exit 121 (I-70) (Shoshone) (CO, III-IV)
06. Cameo Dam (Big Sur / Lucky 7) (CO, III)
07. Loma to Westwater (Ruby / Horsethief Canyons) (CO-UT, II)
08. Westwater to Rose Ranch (Westwater Canyon) (UT, I-IV)
09. Cisco (Rose Ranch) to Moab (Professor Valley) (UT, I-III)
10. Moab to Powell Reservoir (Cataract Canyon) (UT, I-IV)
11. Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) (AZ, I-V)
12. Black Canyon (AZ-NV, I)

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-10-07 21:45:27


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 26 2016 (848 days ago)
Justlive (157352)
Call me weird but I enjoyed this at as low as 192 cfs. It still paddled at IV-. At first glance you
will doubt me but after you drop the first big rapid and not hit much for rocks you might be hooked
like me. It's a lot more fun than running nothing.

Associated Projects

  • Basin Non-Consumptive Needs Assesments (CO)
    AW is working to define stream-flows that meet recreational boating needs across Colorado. In both the Colorado and Yampa River Basin's, AW has helped develop baseline data for whitewater recreation
  • Gore Canyon Whitewater Park (CO)
    AW is working with Grand County, CO to establish a new whitewater park on the Upper Colorado River. We have worked to identify the best location, and build support for the proposed project.
  • Windy Gap Firming Project (CO)
    American Whitewater is working to protect outstanding paddling opportunities in Colorado, and a healthy Colorado River system from future water development.