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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Cache La Poudre River

Big South

Class V TO V+ Difficulty


Too Low
47°, Sunny And Windy

The Big South River Run in Colorado is a challenging Class IV-V section of water that runs for nine miles through the Roosevelt National Forest. This section contains a series of tight, technical rapids, including S-turn, Triple Drop, and Super Collider. The best time to float this section is in late spring to early summer when the snowmelt is at its peak, with recommended CFS levels of 400-700. Due to the technical nature of the rapids, this section is recommended only for experienced paddlers, and a guide is strongly advised.

Weather today, Sunny, with a high near 47. Windy, with a west wind 24 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph.

Status Too Low
Class Level V to V+
Elevation 8,091 ft
Run Length 12.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 23.8 cfs
Gauge Height 2.5 ft
Reporting Streamgage Clear Creek Near Lawson
USGS 06716500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Pioneer Canal Near Woods
USGS 06659501
174 cfs 1.6 ft
Rock Creek Ab King Canyon Canal
USGS 06632400
11 cfs 0.8 ft
Laramie R Bl Pioneer Canal Nr Woods Landing
USGS 06659502
1,010 cfs 3.2 ft
Laramie River At Laramie
USGS 06660000
73 cfs 4.1 ft
Little Laramie River Near Filmore
USGS 06661000
671 cfs 2.9 ft
Laramie River Near Bosler
USGS 06661585
1,950 cfs 5.9 ft
Sybille Creek Ab Mule Creek
USGS 06664400
143 cfs 2.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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