East River Valley

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The East River, at 38.3 miles, flows south from Emerald Lake above Gothic. At Almont, the East joins with the Taylor to form the Gunnison River. There are four separate runs in the East River drainage area. “The Quadruple Crown: Because of the short length and proximity of the Crested Butte creeks all 4 of them can be run in the same day. The East River is the best to start out with; it has the largest flow and the least gradient of the four. Next in line is Daisy Creek. Just continue downstream after Daisy to the confluence with the Slate River; there will be about 1/2 mile of slack water until the first rapid. The takeout for the Slate River is the same as Oh Be Joyful Creek so just walk or drive up to the OBJ put-in from there.” American Whitewater.org
 

East River:

Gothic Bridge to above Stupid Falls (Upper East):

Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids:
Length: miles
Put-in: Gothic Bridge
American Whitewater.org

Slate River:

North Fork of Slate Drop:

Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: V+
Length: 0.25 miles
Put-in: above confluence of Daisy Creek and North Fork of the Slate.
American Whitewater.org

Beaver Ponds to Oh Be Joyful CG:

Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids:
Length: miles
Put-in:
American Whitewater.org

Oh Be Joyful Creek:

Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: V
Length: 1 mile
Put-in: Oh Be Joyful Creek
American Whitewater.org


 

East River below Cement Creek Nr Crested Butte, CO

  • Water Level: 0.99 ft
USGS

 

East River at Almont CO

  • Flow: 108 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 2.79 ft
USGS