Arkansas, Colorado, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-III (for normal flows)|
|ARKANSAS RIVER AT PARKDALE, CO.|
|usgs-07094500||300 - 5000 cfs||II-III||00h17m||1490 cfs (running)|
|Low-moderate to high-moderate flows. Gauge (2459 sq.mi.drainage) lies 20 miles downstream of take-out of this 28 miles of river, so may vary from actual flow here.|
Logistics: The Rincon access site is at Highway 50 mile 231.1 approximately 9 miles downstream of the town of Salida. The highway parrallels the entire run which passes through rural areas, a couple small towns, and a canyon landscape. There are a number of access points that come every 5-10 miles and include Vallie Bridge, Trading Post, Lone Pine, Texas Creek, Maytag, and Pinnacle Rock. Pinnacle Rock is located at Highway 50 mile 258.2.
Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.
See also Pinecreek (Class
The Numbers (Class IV),
Fractions/ Frogrock/ Milkrun (Class III),
Buena Vista (Class III),
Browns Canyon (Class III),
Salida (Class III),
Rincon (Class III),
Pinnacle Rock (Class III),
Royal Gorge (Class III/IV).