Filter Plant


Filter Plant is THE beginner run in Northern Colorado.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Cache La Poudre River are between a bare minimum of 350cfs and a high of 2,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06752280, the Cache La Poudre R Ab Boxelder C Remember only watercraft are permitted at Filter Plant.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Mad Dog
Class II to III

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Big Thompson River At Loveland
USGS 06741510
128 cfs 1.8 ft
Clear Creek Near Lawson
USGS 06716500
289 cfs 3.9 ft
Crow Creek At 19Th Street
USGS 06755960
3 cfs 1.6 ft
South Clear Creek Abv Lower Cabin Creek Reservoir
USGS 06714400
19 cfs 5.6 ft
Joe Wright Creek Below Joe Wright Reservoir
USGS 06746110
15 cfs 1.3 ft
Boulder Creek Near Orodell
USGS 06727000
209 cfs 2.6 ft
Sand Creek At Colorado-Wyoming State Line
USGS 06659580
3 cfs 0.5 ft
Sand Crk Abv Burlington Ditch Nr Commerce City
USGS 06714360
11 cfs 3.7 ft
S Clear Cr Abv Lwr Cabin Cr Res Spilwy Nr Georgtwn
USGS 06714500
20 cfs 1.1 ft
Fourmile Creek At Orodell
USGS 06727500
3 cfs 4.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Carter Lake - South Side Campgrounds None 5,711 ft
Carter Lake - North Side Campgrounds None 5,792 ft
Flatiron Reservoir None 5,483 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Inlet Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,437 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
South Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,435 ft
Vedauwoo 28 8,288 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Curt Gowdy State Park None 7,593 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 37.8cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
Upper Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Lower Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Upper North Fork 27.7cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower Boulder Canyon 42.0cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+
NSV 37.8cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Main Section 55.3cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Gnar Section 405.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 182.0cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Middle Narrows 182.0cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
October Hole 37.8cfs None Mi II
Lower North Fork 182.0cfs 11.0 Mi III