The Roaring Fork

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On the west side of Indenpendence Pass in eastern Pitkin County is the beginnings of the Roaring Fork on it’s 70 mile journey downstream into the Colorado River. Flowing through Aspen, Woody Creek, and Snowmass, the Roaring Fork merges with the Fryingpan River at Basalt. Continuing down the valley, just below Carbondale, the Crystal River flows into the Roaring Fork. At Glenwood Springs, the Roaring Fork merges with the Colorado River.
 

Weller Lake to Difficult Camp Ground (Upper Roaring Fork):
Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: V+
Length: 3.2 miles
Put-in: Weller Lake
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Slaughterhouse Aspen to Woody Creek Bridge:
Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: IV-V
Length:  4.5 miles
Put-in: Aspen
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Upper Woody Creek Bridge to Lower Woody Creek Bridge:
Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: III
Length: 3.8 miles
Put-in: Upper Woody Creek Bridge
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Lower Woody Creek Bridge to Route 82 Bridge:
Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: III
Length: 6.2  miles
Put-in: Lower Woody Creek Bridge
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Black Bridge to Veltus Park (Cemetery):
Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: II+
Length: 6.2  miles
Put-in: Black Bridge
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Roaring Fork at Glenwood Springs

  • Flow: 713 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 3.03 ft
USGS

 

Roaring Fork Above Difficult CG

  • Flow: 13.1 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 1.13 ft
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Roaring Fork Near Aspen

  • Flow: 29.8 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 0.76 ft
USGS

 

Roaring Fork Near Emma

  • Flow: 344 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 5.24 ft
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