The upper Colorado River is overflowing with history and beautiful views.Starting at Pumphouse and ending at Rancho this stretch of river is great for fishing or family trips. You can expect rapids from class II to III. If you're lucky you may even see some wildlife. There are also lots of great campsites along the river, most of which you can only get to from the water. If you're looking for a fun, beautiful, beginner stretch of river to get your toes wet in whitewater then the upper C is where you need to be.
It starts as a whisper. Sometimes in January, sometimes not until May. But always, every year, someone is the first to mention it. We watch as the water levels climb slowly, then climb quickly, then start to dwindle. Then, the Clear Creek Intermediate stretch stops running, and we know it's close. And then, we watch the river gauge through July, knowing that it's coming. Finally, around the third week in July, it finally arrives. The Colorado River Gauge at Gore canyon drops below 1300 CFS, and it's official. Gore season has started!