South Platte - 06. Near Union Avenue

South Platte, Colorado, US


06. Near Union Avenue (Union Chutes)

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 0.1 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-06710247 100 - 2000 cfs III 00h56m 15.7 cfs (too low)

River Description

A popular PnP in Englewood, CO.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-11-06 14:41:06


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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July 8 2007 (4216 days ago)
April LewandowskiDetails
This is a nice run for being in town, decent drops and some scenery. The stuff above the Chutes is
a great beginner run with drop/pool rapids. Great for practicing basic skills like ferries and
eddying out. The actual Chutes are a little pushy with swirly eddy lines. For a great description
plus pictures of the drop, go to and then click "Trip Information." Find the
link on Class II runs and find the info on this run. We just tried to put in at the parking lot
near C470 but it has been closed due to construction at the reservoir (July 2007). Find parking off
Santa Fe. When headed north, turn left before the strip mall and park at the Nature Center.