Uncompahgre River - 01. Uncompahgre Gorge

Uncompahgre River, Colorado, US


01. Uncompahgre Gorge (The Box)

Usual Difficulty IV-V(V+) (for normal flows)
Length 3.3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 175 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09146020 200 - 600 cfs IV-V(V+) 00h41m 16.5 cfs (too low)

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2013-07-31 21:03:50


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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November 18 2018 (65 days ago)
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The Unc Gorge is an awesome run!! You must scout the entire gorge for wood before putting in. There
is one piece of crap drop at the confluence of Bear Creek. The drop above " piece of crap" is also
precarious do to the fact it is a sieve pluged up by wood. If the wood gets flushed out it's a
river wide sieve. Sounds strange and it is. I've uploaded a few photos. Anybody interested in more
details can contact me directly. matt@kayaktelluride.com Put-in: Red Mountain Creek Take-out:
Diversion Dam above Ice Box Canyon Flow: Ideal flow is 400cfs in Ouray

Associated Projects

  • Forest Planning (CO)
    AW is involved in a number of different Forest Planning efforts in Colorado, working directly with the public and the United States Forest Service to secure better protections for rivers.