Gunnison - 01. Almont to Blue Mesa Reservoir


Gunnison, Colorado, US

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01. Almont to Blue Mesa Reservoir (Town Run)

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)
Avg. Gradient 28 fpm

Meyers at Gunny Park - 3rd feature


Meyers at Gunny Park - 3rd feature
Photo by Chris Menges taken 05/15/13

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
GUNNISON RIVER NEAR GUNNISON, CO.
usgs-09114500 500 - 3000 cfs II 01h00m 1270 cfs (running)
Optimal Flows: 700 - 3000 cfs. Data collected via paddler feedback as part of 2013 Gunnison River Flow Study.


River Description

This may be done as the full (listed) reach, or as four unique segments:

Almont to Garlic Mikes

Garlic Mikes to Gunnison Whitewater Park

Gunnison WWP to McCabes

McCabes to Blue Mesa


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2013-10-16 17:38:52

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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Rapids/feature?N/A
0.0Rapids/feature?N/A
0.0Rapids/feature?N/A
0.0Rapids/feature?N/A
0.0Structure/feature?N/A
0.0Structure/featureN/A
0.0"Falls"N/A
0.0Structure/featureN/A
0.0Rapids/feature?N/A
0.0rapids/featuresN/A
0.0Structure/feature?N/A
0.0Rapids/feature?N/A

Rapid Descriptions

Rapids/feature? (Class N/A)

It appears there may be a ledge/wave/hole.



Rapids/feature? (Class N/A)

A long island splits the flow. It appears there may be a ledge/wave/hole in the left channel just before the channels rejoin.




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Associated Projects

  • Gunnison Basin (Colorado) Stewardship Program
    Our new Gunnison River Basin program will define and protect recreational flow needs as part of regional and broader Upper Colorado River Basin stewardship strategies. By quantifying flow needs in the