Colorado - 01. Hot Sulphur Springs to Hwy 40 bridge


Colorado, Colorado, US

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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
COLORADO RIVER AT WINDY GAP, NEAR GRANBY, CO.
usgs-09034250 400 - 2000 cfs IV 00h36m 105 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

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