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
Harvard Gulch At Colorado Blvd.
USGS 06711570
0 cfs 9.5 ft
Big Dry Creek At Mouth Near Fort Lupton
USGS 06720990
21 cfs 4.4 ft
Chicago Creek Blw Devils Canyon Nr Idaho Sprgs Co
USGS 06717400
-999 cfs -1,310.7 ft
Bear Creek Above Bear Creek Lake Near Morrison
USGS 06710605
15 cfs 3.9 ft
South Platte River At Denver
USGS 06714000
121 cfs 2.9 ft
Left Hand Creek Near Boulder
USGS 06724500
3 cfs 0.2 ft
Bear Creek At Morrison
USGS 06710500
14 cfs 5.7 ft
Clear Creek Near Lawson
USGS 06716500
26 cfs 2.5 ft
Leavenworth Creek @ Mouth Nr Georgetown
USGS 06714800
2 cfs 3.5 ft
Colorado River Bl Shadow Mountain Reservoir
USGS 09015000
21 cfs 1.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
loveland 2.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-676
2.02" -0.11"
laramie 7sse
SNOTEL CMBW4
3.07" -0.45"
monument 3s
SNOTEL DMDC2
0.31" -1.3"
erie 1.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-209
0.34" -0.14"
fcl 3.0 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-284
1.61" -0.1"
fort collins 3.9 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-112
4.46" -0.09"
nederland 3.7 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-296
2.08" -0.44"
loveland 3.0 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-104
1.8" -0.25"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
19" -1"
fort collins 3.7 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-885
0.99" -0.27"
fort collins 0.9 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-849
1.76" -0.12"
Laprele Creek
SNOTEL 571
16" 0"
lyons 4.8 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-50
1.98" -0.3"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
9.86" -0.51"
loveland 2.8 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1109
1.96" -0.08"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
43" -1"
monument 2.1 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-EP-17
0.11" -1.08"
laramie 1se
SNOTEL ADFW4
1.35" -0.49"
allens park 1.5 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-22
8.48" -0.62"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
46" -1"
greeley 3.9 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-3
0.18" 0.04"
fcl 1.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-320
2.2" -0.41"
eaton 1.8 se, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-441
0.09" -0.19"
estes park 1.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1115
5.75" -0.62"
longmont 1.8 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-352
0.44" -0.08"
lyons 0.3 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-146
0.56" -0.42"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
26" -1"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
6" -2"
longmont 1.8 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-361
1.09" -0.02"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
33" 0"
cheesman
SNOTEL CHEC2
0.01" -1.41"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
12" 0"
longmont 2.1 n, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-143
1.56" -0.02"
amrad
SNOTEL CNRC2
1.12" -0.52"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
38" 0"
conifer 3.2 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-53
1.94" -0.48"
ward 4.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-202
2.72" -0.63"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
36" 0"
fort collins 1.1 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-863
1.34" -0.25"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
28" 0"
longmont 8.2 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-203
2.06" -0.01"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
42" -1"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
26" 0"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
49" -1"
nederland 5.8 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-57
1.15" -0.8"
rollinsville 1.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-25
1.75" -0.48"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
47" -2"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
36" -1"
longmont 3.0 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-435
0.33" -0.11"
fort collins 4.2 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-758
2.66" -0.08"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
23" 0"
Windy Peak
SNOTEL 872
13" 0"
niwot 2.3 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-248
1.12" -0.11"
loveland 2.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-687
1.18" -0.08"
fort collins 1.2 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1137
1.52" -0.14"
nederland 0.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-322
4" -0.69"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
22" -1"
conifer 5.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-222
1.13" -0.4"
berthoud 4.4 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-922
1.18" -0.05"
fort collins 3.4 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-653
0.69" -0.3"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
49" -1"
nederland 2.61 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-75
1.25" -0.57"
rollinsville 1.1 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-17
7.24" -0.58"
fort collins 9.6 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-630
1.66" -0.04"
fcl 2.2 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-273
0.56" -0.4"
berthoud
SNOTEL ERTC2
0.73" -0.07"
fcl 1.7 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-295
1.78" -0.14"
fort collins 2.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-75
1.92" -0.23"
lov 3.4 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-472
2.61" -0.05"
fcl 3.0 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-391
2.38" -0.15"
loveland 2.3 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-854
2.02" -0.11"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
42" 0"
fcl 2.55 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-340
0.69" -0.3"
estes park 1.8 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-767
3.58" -0.85"
fort collins
SNOTEL FORC2
1.74" -0.16"
fort collins 2.8 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1009
2.3" -0.14"
loveland 1.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-40
2.3" -0.22"
nederland 4.8 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-110
3.78" -0.55"
fcl 5.6 e, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-393
1.28" -0.07"
fort collins 5.5 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1100
0.82" -0.35"
Glen Cove
SNOTEL 1057
2" 2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Carter Lake - North Side Campgrounds None 5,792 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Flatiron Reservoir None 5,483 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
South Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,435 ft
Curt Gowdy State Park None 7,593 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Inlet Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,437 ft
Carter Lake - South Side Campgrounds None 5,711 ft
Vedauwoo 28 8,288 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Filter Plant 122.0cfs None Mi II to III+
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 54.5cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Main Section 47.8cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Filter Plant 122.0cfs None Mi II to III+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.57cfs None Mi V+
Middle Narrows 54.5cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Lower North Fork 54.5cfs 11.0 Mi III
Lower Boulder Canyon 40.2cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Upper Narrows 54.5cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 9.49cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.57cfs None Mi V+
October Hole 9.49cfs None Mi II
Gnar Section 237.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Lower Narrows 54.5cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Upper North Fork 0.2cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
NSV 9.49cfs 13.0 Mi V+