Gunnison - 04. Chukar to N. Fork

Gunnison, Colorado, US


04. Chukar to N. Fork (Gunnison Gorge)

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 13.5 Miles

Gunny Gorge

Gunny Gorge
Photo by Julie Keller

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09128000 280 - 15000 cfs III 00h30m 784 cfs (running)
The range of flows represented here were defined by AWs 2013 Gunnison Basin Flow Study. Optimal flows: 800-3000cfs.

River Description

One mile hike to the put in.

Class III kayak run through a somewhat remote canyon with great river vibe.

Photo courtesy of

A description of the rapids can be found here:

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-09 20:55:58


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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