Arkansas - 09. Rincon to Pinnacle Rock


Arkansas, Colorado, US

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09. Rincon to Pinnacle Rock

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 27.9 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ARKANSAS RIVER AT PARKDALE, CO.
usgs-07094500 300 - 5000 cfs II-III 00h39m 3210 cfs (running)
High-moderate to high 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.


River Description

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.



See Colorado Rivers and Creeks II, by Banks and Eckardt (The Bible), for info on this and most of the other kewl runs of Colorado.

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

See also Pinecreek (Class IV/V),
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).


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-02-12 18:45:53

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