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Animas River (Upper)

Stretch: Silverton to Tacoma Station
Difficulty: Class IV to V
Distance: 24.9 miles
Flows: 500 to 8,000 cfs (note that while it has been run that high by locals, it is a different beast and for sure class V... I would assume it is class V at 3,000+). USGS Animas River in Silverton (put-in) gauge and USGS Animas River at Tall Timber (take-out) gauge
Gradient: 89 fpm average from Ten Mile to the end, 79 fpm average including the paddle in.
Put-in: Mineral Creek USGS Gauge site location in Silverton
Take-out: Tacoma Power Station, start of Rockwood Box
Shuttle: 32.1 miles, (45 minutes one-way with a major mountain pass)
Season: Spring off snowmelt
Written: © 2021
Featured in Video A Wet State #159

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