Rio Grande - 01. Rio Grande Res. to 12 miles above Creede


Rio Grande, Colorado, US

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01. Rio Grande Res. to 12 miles above Creede (Upper Rio Grande)

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)
Length 8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 38 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
RIO GRANDE AT THIRTY MILE BRIDGE NEAR CREEDE 20SW
hads-CRDC2 200 - 2000 cfs III-IV cfs


River Description

Bruce Bradshaw shared:
This is a nice wilderness run. There is one steep drop in bedrock before getting into the narrow canyon. The final mile is pretty continuous with one tight spot for rafts. At 1100 CFS @ 30 mile Bridge, I would call this pushy III.

Also see Rivers of the Southwest, F. Anderson


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-08-06 12:57:48

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