Saint Vrain Creek, North, Colorado, US
|Usual Difficulty||IV(V) (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||110 fpm|
|Max Gradient||133 fpm|
|NORTH SAINT VRAIN CREEK BELOW BUTTONROCK (RA...|
|codwr-NSVBBRCO0||250 - 900 cfs||IV(V)||00h41m||22.7 cfs (too low)|
The stretch of the North Saint Vrain from the outflow of ButtonRock Dam to CR 80.
There are several steep boulder gardens in the Proving Grounds. Scouting is a good idea, as knowning which door goes where would be hard to determine from river level. Even better yet, take someone who knows it.
All drops can be scouted from the road, and is good read and run. That being said, be heads up for all normal hazards, namely wood.
To Get There: NORTH out of Lyons on HWY 36 towards Estes Park and after three miles turn left on CR 80. Follow the road all the way to public parking for ButtonRock, put on and paddle down as far as your heart desires. This run can be linked to Shellys.
Saint Vrain Stream Management Planning is Underway (CO)
September 5, 2018
AW releases Saint Vrain and Lefthand Creek Recreational Flow Study - CO
December 14, 2018