The Blue River

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From the heights of Summit County comes the Blue River. At 65 miles long, this Colorado River tributary offers options for water craft, including the Breckenridge Whitewater Park.*

With two reservoirs, the Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoirs provide hydroelectric power, as well as, water storage. The Blue meets the Colorado River at Kremmling in north central Colorado.
 



*The Breckenridge Whitewater Park consists of 10 features, offering training for first time and beginners.

Breckenridge Town Run (Breck Whitewater Park*):
Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids:
Length: miles
Put-in:
American Whitewater.org

Blue River Campground to Columbine Landing (Upper Blue):
Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: III-IV
Length: 3 miles
Put-in:
American Whitewater.org

Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road (Green Mountain Canyon):
Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: III
Length: 3.8 miles
Put-in:
American Whitewater.org
 

Blue River Below Dillon

  • Flow: 501 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 2.08 ft
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USGS

 

Blue River Below Green Mountain

  • Flow: 72.3 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 2.73 ft
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USGS


 

Blue River near Dillon

  • Flow: 165 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 5.12 ft
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USGS

 

Blue River at Blue River

  • Flow: 34.0 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 1.03 ft
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USGS