Elk River (Colorado)

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Elk River[1]
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A view of a fisherman in the river along Seedhouse Road, near Clark.
Basin features
Main source Confluence of North Fork and Middle Fork
40°46′11″N 106°46′29″W / 40.76972°N 106.77472°W / 40.76972; -106.77472
River mouth Confluence with Yampa River
6,539 ft (1,993 m)
40°29′01″N 106°58′07″W / 40.48361°N 106.96861°W / 40.48361; -106.96861Coordinates: 40°29′01″N 106°58′07″W / 40.48361°N 106.96861°W / 40.48361; -106.96861
Progression YampaGreenColorado

Elk River is a 34.2-mile-long (55.0 km)[2] stream in Colorado. It flows from a confluence of the North Fork Elk River and Middle Fork Elk River in Routt National Forest north of Steamboat Springs to a confluence with the Yampa River.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Elk River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed March 18, 2011