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
South Clear Creek Abv Lower Cabin Creek Reservoir
USGS 06714400
2 cfs 5.1 ft
Buckhorn Creek Near Masonville
USGS 06739500
59 cfs 7.4 ft
Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn
USGS 06752000
95 cfs 3.0 ft
Joe Wright Creek Below Joe Wright Reservoir
USGS 06746110
4 cfs 1.5 ft
Sand Crk Abv Burlington Ditch Nr Commerce City
USGS 06714360
18 cfs 3.7 ft
Boulder Cr At North 75Th St Nr Boulder
USGS 06730200
11 cfs 4.1 ft
Bear Creek At Morrison
USGS 06710500
25 cfs 6.1 ft
Clear Creek Near Lawson
USGS 06716500
26 cfs 2.6 ft
Big Thompson River At Mouth
USGS 06744000
31 cfs 1.3 ft
Ranch Creek Blw Meadow Cr Nr Tabernash Co
USGS 09033100
10 cfs 6.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
40" -2"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
39" 2"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
33" -1"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
8" -2"
Laprele Creek
SNOTEL 571
29" -1"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
61" -2"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
35" -2"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
54" -2"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
33" -1"
ward 4.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-202
2.01" -1.14"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
28" -1"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
50" -2"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
38" -2"
Windy Peak
SNOTEL 872
34" -1"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
30" -1"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
44" -1"
cripple creek,co
SNOTEL CRIC2
4.71" -0.74"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
13.79" -0.8"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
48" -2"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
46" -1"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
55" -1"
rollinsville 1.1 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-17
10.42" -1.24"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
19" -2"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
56" -4"
Glen Cove
SNOTEL 1057
14" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Vedauwoo 28 8,288 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Inlet Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,437 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Curt Gowdy State Park None 7,593 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Carter Lake - North Side Campgrounds None 5,792 ft
Carter Lake - South Side Campgrounds None 5,711 ft
South Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,435 ft
Flatiron Reservoir None 5,483 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper Narrows 94.9cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Lower Narrows 94.9cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
October Hole 62.1cfs None Mi II
Filter Plant 1.98cfs None Mi II to III+
NSV 62.1cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Main Section 47.7cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper South Boulder Creek 10.7cfs None Mi V+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 62.1cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 94.9cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Lower North Fork 94.9cfs 11.0 Mi III
Lower Boulder Canyon 28.2cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Upper North Fork 105.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Middle Narrows 94.9cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Filter Plant 1.98cfs None Mi II to III+
Upper South Boulder Creek 10.7cfs None Mi V+
Gnar Section 153.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+