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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Big Thompson

Gnar Section

Class V+ Easy

504 CFS

Too High
79°, Mostly Sunny

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Big Thompson are between a bare minimum of 200cfs and a high of 700cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06707500, the South Platte River At South Platte Remember only watercraft are permitted at Gnar Section.

Status Too High
Class Level V+
Elevation 6,094 ft
Run Length 1.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 504 cfs
Gage Height 3.1 ft
Reporting Streamgage South Platte River At South Platte
USGS 06707500

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Cache La Poudre R Ab Boxelder C
USGS 06752280
7 cfs 0.9 ft
South Platte River Below Union Ave
USGS 06710247
26 cfs 10.9 ft
Leavenworth Creek @ Mouth Nr Georgetown
USGS 06714800
9 cfs 3.7 ft
Little Dry Creek At Westminster
USGS 06719840
1 cfs 7.3 ft
Clear Creek At Mouth
USGS 06720000
6 cfs 2.8 ft
Plum Creek Near Sedalia
USGS 06709000
10 cfs 3.4 ft
Bear Creek Above Evergreen
USGS 06710385
25 cfs 4.4 ft
West Fork Clear Creek Abv Mouth Nr Empire
USGS 06716100
27 cfs 4.4 ft
Keystone Gulch Near Dillon
USGS 09047700
2 cfs 2.0 ft
Snake River Near Montezuma
USGS 09047500
27 cfs 1.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
7" 1"
Jones Pass
12" 0"
Never Summer
1" 0"
Bear Lake
1" 0"
Hourglass Lake
1" 0"
Fool Creek
1" 0"
Wild Basin
12" 1"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Kelly Flats 29 6,751 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Narrows 5 6,470 ft
Lower Narrows 8 6,470 ft
Olive Ridge 56 8,361 ft
Jacks Gulch 56 8,100 ft
Stove Prairie 9 6,068 ft
Reverends Ridge - Golden Gate State Park 106 9,105 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Camp Dick 41 8,716 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Kelly Dahl 46 8,615 ft
Mountain Park 54 6,678 ft
Aspen Meadow - Golden Gate Canyon State Park 35 9,000 ft
Dutch George 20 6,520 ft
Hermit Park Open Space None 8,313 ft
Peaceful Valley 17 8,552 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Eldora Mountain Resort -1" 62° 0"
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 1" 61° 0"
Echo Mountain Park 0" 59° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 60.7cfs None Mi III- to III+
Lower Boulder Canyon 42.0cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Gnar Section 405.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Upper North Fork 27.7cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+
October Hole 37.8cfs None Mi II
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
Upper Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Lower North Fork 182.0cfs 11.0 Mi III
NSV 37.8cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Middle Narrows 182.0cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Idledale to Morrison 11.2cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Main Section 55.3cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper Clear Creek 60.7cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Rustic (Upper) 182.0cfs 20.0 Mi III to III+
Lower Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 37.8cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 182.0cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Golden Whitewater Park 3.92cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+

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