Boulder - 1. Fourmile to Speculator Creek (Hells Canyon)


Boulder, Montana, US

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1. Fourmile to Speculator Creek (Hells Canyon)

Usual Difficulty III-V (for normal flows)
Length 4 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Boulder River at Big Timber MT
usgs-06200000 1000 - 5000 cfs III-V 00h28m 158 cfs (too low)


River Description

Hells Canyon of the Boulder is a high quality whitewater run set in a spectacular valley.  A bit of flat water leads to a massive rapid that is a portage for most or all paddlers.  A bit more chill water leads to the class IV/IV+ canyon section.  The rapids are often pretty long and continuous, and several have distinct moves to be made to boof or avoid big holes.  We paddled it at 1600 and the rapids were plenty juicy and distinct.  Flows in the 3500 range are rumored to yeild Class V big water rapids that are long, continuous, and connected.  After 5-10 good rapids the whitewater eases off but remains fun to the takeout. . 


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-07-24 00:16:21

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Midway through the Crux

Detail Trip Report  Midway through the Crux  MT, (2.88MB .jpeg)

Entering the first rapid

Detail Trip Report  Entering the first rapid  MT, (2.95MB .jpeg)

Hells Canyon

Detail Trip Report  Hells Canyon   @Boulder 1. Fourmile to Speculator Creek (Hells Canyon), MT(2.93MB .jpeg)

Hells Canyon of the Boulder

Detail Trip Report  Hells Canyon of the Boulder  @Boulder 1. Fourmile to Speculator Creek (Hells Canyon), MT(4.84MB .jpeg)

Crux of Hells Canyon

Detail Trip Report  Crux of Hells Canyon  @Boulder 1. Fourmile to Speculator Creek (Hells Canyon), MT(1.36MB .jpeg)

Crux section of Hells Canyon

Detail Trip Report  Crux section of Hells Canyon   @Boulder 1. Fourmile to Speculator Creek (Hells Canyon), MT(429.27KB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

We have no additional information about how various flows affect runnability (or playability) of this section of river. If you can provide additional information, please either directly contact the StreamTeam member for this reach, or add a 'comment' or a 'report' with your information to help out your fellow boaters.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Boulder River at Big Timber MT
usgs-06200000 1000 - 5000 cfs III-V 00h28m 158 cfs (too low)
Gauge is roughly 45 miles downstream, thus does not accurately reflect flow in this reach.
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
1000 -5000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-V Best levels uncertain. Help us out! Add a comment.

Report - Reports of Boulder 1. Fourmile to Speculator Creek (Hells Canyon) and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
1y103d04h11m /Boulder-1. Fourmile to Speculator Creek (Hells Canyon) [MT] Crux of Hells Canyon 2800 cfs Andrew Daigh
2y124d01h11m /Boulder-1. Fourmile to Speculator Creek (Hells Canyon) [MT] Crux section of Hells Canyon 2600 cfs Andrew Daigh
2y136d03h48m /Boulder-1. Fourmile to Speculator Creek (Hells Canyon) [MT] Hells Canyon of the Boulder 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
2y140d01h40m /Boulder-1. Fourmile to Speculator Creek (Hells Canyon) [MT] Hells Canyon 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
8y75d04h17m MT Hells Canyon of the Boulder River 1600 cfs Kevin Colburn

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User Comments

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May 19 2017 (491 days ago)
Paul HeffernanDetails
There are 3-4 new logs across the river in this section. I paddled it at 1400cfs. All wood in this
section was new (looked as though the storm the day before was the culprit). Not sure if high water
typically clears this section or if logs might remain for a while.

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