Animas - 02. Howardsville to Silverton

Animas, Colorado, US


02. Howardsville to Silverton (Silverton Daily)

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 90 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09358000 150 - 2000 cfs II-III 147d00h24m 115 cfs (too low)

River Description

Once below the town of Howardsville, the Animals gets some of its gradient back.  The river speeds up to class II/III as its enters a noncommitting high cliffed mountain canyon.

This is a run of both respective whitewater quality and westslope scenic quality, making it a worthy float or excellent addition to any Upper A trip.

It has been reported that the man made structures in downtown Silverton become decent for play at higher flows.


Put in at the Howardsville Bridge (take out of the Eureka/Howardsville section) 3.9 miles northeast of silverton along CR2.

Take out in Silverton proper, or downstream at the Mineral Creek confluence. 

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-12-21 19:52:21


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