Blue River: Below Green Mountain ReservoirLength of Trip: 4 miles
Difficulty: Class II+ III- at 200-500 CFS
Class III above 500 CFS
High Water Flows: August-October due to water releases
Flow: Call Watertalk @ 831-7135, Division 5, Station 2 for current river levels
Put-In: Between Dillon and Kremmling on Rt. 9. Go west on road 30, 2.3 miles, then right on road 1812, for 1/2 mile to dead end, hike down steep trail. Note: Some people lower their boats down the grass slope.
Take-Out: Head north on Rt. 9, 2.4 miles, then left on Spring Creek Road for 1.1 miles. Park your car across the bridge on the side of the road. Do not block any of the gates. This take-out is on private property. Take-out on river left, upstream of the bridge. Do not bother locals, unless it is an emergency.
Shuttle: From the put-in, drive 3.5 miles to the fork in the road, bare left, (dirt) and drive 4 miles. The road goes under I-70, then turn right (east), and right again to circle back around to parallel I-70 west. Get on highway, go 7.1 miles to Cisco exit.
Description: At the lower flows, this run is a technical run with lots of rocks and eddies. At higher flows, 600+, there are larger waves and faster water. At all levels, this is a great play river, from eddy hopping to surfing waves. Over 600 cfs waves get large for some canoeists. The class III rapid is difficult to recognize from upstream. A rock wall on river left comes down into the water. Portage/scout from river right. At 500+cfs many of the rapids become class III. Below the mentioned class III are two water diversions, one on each side of the river. Avoid entering the diversions.