Crystal - 05. Penny Hot Springs to Avalanche Creek

Crystal, Colorado, US


05. Penny Hot Springs to Avalanche Creek (Narrows)

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 2.1 Miles
Avg. Gradient 95 fpm

Crystal Narrows

Crystal Narrows
Photo of Paul Lang by JoAnn Lang (KHCC) taken 06/23/01 @ 650-700 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09081600 500 - 2000 cfs IV-V 00h35m 43.5 cfs (too low)

River Description

See Colorado Rivers and Creeks II, by Banks and Eckardt (The Bible), for info on this and most of the other kewl runs of Colorado.

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

See also Avalanche Creek to BRB Campground (Class III),
Crystal Mill Falls to before Crystal Gorge (Class III-IV(V)),
Redstone to Penny Hot Springs (Class V+),
Marble to Redstone (Class III-IV), and
above Beaver Lake (Class V+),
North Fork Crystal (Class V+).

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-02-27 10:49:03


Rapid Descriptions

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