The Bowl (A.K.A. Big Blue)

A huge bowl with great spring skiing that is easily lapped by hitchhiking.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Clear Creek At Golden
USGS 06719505
69 cfs 3.8 ft
Little Dry Creek At Westminster
USGS 06719840
1 cfs 7.5 ft
South Platte River At Henderson
USGS 06720500
293 cfs 3.7 ft
Clover Ditch Drain At Quinn St Nr Widefield
USGS 07105815
1 cfs 5.0 ft
Big Dry Creek Blw C-470 At Highlands Ranch
USGS 06710150
1 cfs 1.7 ft
Cottonwood Creek Near Crestone
USGS 08229500
2 cfs 0.4 ft
South Platte River Near Lake George
USGS 06696000
118 cfs 1.1 ft
South Platte River At Denver
USGS 06714000
107 cfs 2.8 ft
S Clear Cr Abv Lwr Cabin Cr Res Spilwy Nr Georgtwn
USGS 06714500
4 cfs 0.5 ft
Williams Canyon Abv Mouth Near Manitou Springs
USGS 07103100
0 cfs 3.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
1" 0"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
1" 0"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
4" 1"
Trinchera
SNOTEL 829
1" 0"
Ute Creek
SNOTEL 1005
1" 0"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
3" 1"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
2" 1"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
1" 0"
North Costilla
SNOTEL 665
1" 0"
Whiskey Ck
SNOTEL 857
1" 0"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
1" 1"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
1" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Colorado 81 7,806 ft
Devils Head 21 8,856 ft
Springdale 13 9,304 ft
Ouzel 13 6,285 ft
South Meadows 64 7,897 ft
Painted Rocks 18 7,836 ft
Flat Rocks 19 8,245 ft
Indian Creek 11 7,562 ft
Platte River 10 6,333 ft
Osprey 13 6,217 ft
Trail Creek None 7,844 ft
Mueller State Park 90 9,313 ft
Farish Military - USAF Academy None 9,083 ft
Thunder Ridge 21 9,216 ft
Jackson Creek 9 8,179 ft
Wye 21 9,773 ft
Meadow Ridge 19 9,177 ft
The Crags 17 10,120 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Ski Broadmoor -1" 42° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Idledale to Morrison 13.6cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Royal Gorge 345.0cfs 10.0 Mi IV- to IV