Paddle the Gunnison River

Below the Crystal Dam, the River enters the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, continuing west entering into The Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area. Beyond the City of Delta, the Gunnison flows through the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area continuing on to where it flows into the Colorado River at Grand Junction.

 

Crystal Dam to Chukar Trail:
Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: IV-V
Length: 16 miles
Put-in: Crystal Dam (East Portal Campoground)
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Chuckar Trail to North Fork:
Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: III
Length: 13.5 miles
Put-in: Chuckar Trail (1 mile from drop-off to Put-in on the Gunnison River.
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Delta (Confluence Park) to Whitewater:
Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: I-II
Length: 44 miles
Put-in: Confluence Park
 

 

Gunnison River below Gunnison Tunnel

  • Flow: 610 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 2.60 ft
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USGS
 

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