Conejos - 01. Platoro Res. to South Fork Conejos


Conejos, Colorado, US

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01. Platoro Res. to South Fork Conejos (The Pinnacles)

Usual Difficulty II-IV (for normal flows)
Length 6.4 Miles
Avg. Gradient 75 fpm

Above Pinnacles


Above Pinnacles
Photo by Mark Blakemore taken 06/01/02 @ 205 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CONEJOS RIVER BELOW PLATORO RESERVOIR
codwr-CONPLACO0 200 - 1500 cfs II-IV 01h16m 50.4 cfs (too low)


River Description

I think I got the gages wrong. I ran this at 205 cfs on the gage below Platoro Reservoir in 2002 and it was fine although a bit low. I must have been looking at a downstream gage when I wrote the original description. No fences in 2002 but things can change, keep your head up! Watch for barbed wire fences that may be strung across the river!

There are various options for putting in. After you pass "The Pinnacles" on the road you can pretty much decide where you want to get down to the water. Trail Creek area is one option I have used a couple times.

Nothing on this run is very tough but there is a probably Class IV drop right below "The Pinnacles." There is not much chance of seeing other humans and the setting is very scenic.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-02-26 17:58:31

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