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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Big Thompson

Gnar Section

Class V+


Too High
73°, Slight Chance Showers Then T-Storms Likely

The Gnar Section of the South Platte River in Colorado offers a thrilling and challenging whitewater experience. The section is rated as Class IV and includes several challenging rapids, such as Widowmaker, Staircase, and Two Step. The best time to float this section is during the spring runoff, typically between May and June, with recommended CFS levels of 600-800. It is important to note that this section contains several river obstacles such as rocks, drops, and steep chutes, so it is recommended to have advanced whitewater experience and proper safety gear. Overall, the Gnar Section is a must-do for experienced whitewater enthusiasts seeking an exhilarating adventure.

Weather today, Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. East northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Status Too High
Class Level V+
Elevation 6,094 ft
Run Length 1.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 547 cfs
Gauge Height 3.2 ft
Reporting Streamgage South Platte River At South Platte
USGS 06707500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Monte Cristo Diversion Near Hoosier Pass
USGS 09041900
17 cfs 1.0 ft
South Platte River Above Cheesman Lake
USGS 06700000
184 cfs 5.4 ft
West Cr. Abv Shrewsbury Gulch Nr Westcreek Co
USGS 06701700
1 cfs 5.3 ft
Monument Creek At Palmer Lake
USGS 07103747
1 cfs ft
Cherry Creek Near Franktown
USGS 06712000
10 cfs 3.1 ft
South Platte River Below Cheesman Lake
USGS 06701500
134 cfs 1.1 ft
Trout Creek Blw Fern Cr Nr Westcreek
USGS 06701620
1 cfs 3.8 ft
Bemrose-Hoosier Diversion Near Hoosier Pass
USGS 09044300
12 cfs 0.8 ft
Mccullough-Sp-Diversion Near Hoosier Pass
USGS 09044800
47 cfs 1.7 ft
Tarryall Creek At Upper Station
USGS 06696980
54 cfs 5.9 ft
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