South Arkansas River

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South Arkansas River[1]
South Arkansas River mouth.JPG
The confluence of the South Arkansas River (bottom) with the Arkansas River.
Physical characteristics
 - coordinates38°29′53″N 106°19′53″W / 38.49806°N 106.33139°W / 38.49806; -106.33139
 - location
Confluence with Arkansas
 - coordinates
38°31′16″N 105°58′40″W / 38.52111°N 105.97778°W / 38.52111; -105.97778Coordinates: 38°31′16″N 105°58′40″W / 38.52111°N 105.97778°W / 38.52111; -105.97778
 - elevation
7,001 ft (2,134 m)
Basin features

South Arkansas River is a 24.5-mile-long (39.4 km)[2] tributary of the Arkansas River that flows from a source near Monarch Pass in the Sawatch Range of southern Colorado. It joins the Arkansas just south of Salida, Colorado.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "South Arkansas River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 31, 2011