Crystal - 05. Penny Hot Springs to Avalanche Creek


Crystal, Colorado, US

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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
CRYSTAL RIVER ABV AVALANCHE CRK, NEAR REDSTONE, CO
usgs-09081600 500 - 2000 cfs IV-V 00h35m 91.8 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

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Crystal Narrows

Detail Trip Report  Crystal Narrows  Crystal, CO(48.88KB .jpeg)

Narrows (2)

Detail Trip Report  Narrows (2)  Crystal, CO(152.46KB .jpeg)

Narrows (1)

Detail Trip Report  Narrows (1)  Crystal, CO(124.99KB .jpeg)

Narrows (3)

Detail Trip Report  Narrows (3)  Crystal, CO(152.07KB .jpeg)

Lower Crystal Narrows

Detail Trip Report  Lower Crystal Narrows  @Crystal 05. Penny Hot Springs to Avalanche Creek, CO(2.11MB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

According to Colorado Rivers and Creeks II, this wallop-packing section gets significantly spankier at higher water.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CRYSTAL RIVER ABV AVALANCHE CRK, NEAR REDSTONE, CO
usgs-09081600 500 - 2000 cfs IV-V 00h35m 91.8 cfs (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
500 -2000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable IV-V

Report - Reports of Crystal 05. Penny Hot Springs to Avalanche Creek and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
3y108d17h19m /Crystal-4. Penny Hot Springs to Avalanche Creek [CO] Lower Crystal Narrows n/a Bob M
> 10 years Crystal [CO] Narrows (3) 80 cfs Kit Davidson
> 10 years Crystal [CO] Narrows (2) 80 cfs Kit Davidson
> 10 years Crystal [CO] Crystal Narrows 650-700 cfs Matt Muir

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