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GNAR SECTION

Whitewater River Run





Colorado Big Thompson

Gnar Section

Class V+ Easy

228 CFS

Too High
47°, 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 228 cfs
Gage Height 2.4 ft
Reporting Streamgage South Platte River At South Platte
USGS 06707500

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
South Platte River At Waterton
USGS 06708000
135 cfs 1.0 ft
Left Hand Creek Near Boulder
USGS 06724500
5 cfs 0.2 ft
Boulder Cr At North 75Th St Nr Boulder
USGS 06730200
9 cfs 4.4 ft
Bobtail Creek Near Jones Pass
USGS 09034900
1 cfs 2.3 ft
North Fork Cache La Poudre R. At Livermore
USGS 06751490
8 cfs 7.0 ft
Ranch Creek Near Fraser
USGS 09032000
2 cfs 4.4 ft
Colorado River Near Granby
USGS 09019500
31 cfs 1.2 ft
Elk Creek At Upper Station
USGS 09025300
0 cfs 4.9 ft
Plum Creek At Titan Rd Nr Louviers
USGS 06709530
8 cfs 7.8 ft
Colorado River At Windy Gap
USGS 09034250
265 cfs 5.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
47" -1"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
31" 0"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
41" -1"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
40" 0"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
41" 0"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
56" -1"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
31" -1"
Windy Peak
SNOTEL 872
30" -2"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
32" 0"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
53" -1"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
32" -1"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
69" 0"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
64" -2"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
21" -1"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
45" 0"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
49" -1"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
40" 0"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
24" -2"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
33" -1"
fort collins
SNOTEL FORC2
3" 0"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
53" -2"
cheyenne wfo
SNOTEL CYSW4
3" -2"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
36" 0"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
60" -1"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
33" 0"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
18" 0"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
48" -1"
Glen Cove
SNOTEL 1057
6" 0"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Camp Dick 41 8,716 ft
Kelly Flats 29 6,751 ft
Jacks Gulch 56 8,100 ft
Peaceful Valley 17 8,552 ft
Narrows 5 6,470 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Aspen Meadow - Golden Gate Canyon State Park 35 9,000 ft
Stove Prairie 9 6,068 ft
Hermit Park Open Space None 8,313 ft
Lower Narrows 8 6,470 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Reverends Ridge - Golden Gate State Park 106 9,105 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Olive Ridge 56 8,361 ft
Mountain Park 54 6,678 ft
Kelly Dahl 46 8,615 ft
Dutch George 20 6,520 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Eldora Mountain Resort 34" 30° 0.69"
Echo Mountain Park 18" 30° 0.31"
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 57" 24° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Boulder Canyon 42.0cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
Idledale to Morrison 11.2cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
Lower Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 60.7cfs None Mi III- to III+
Upper Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Lower North Fork 182.0cfs 11.0 Mi III
Main Section 55.3cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
October Hole 37.8cfs None Mi II
Upper Clear Creek 60.7cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 37.8cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Middle Narrows 182.0cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Rustic (Upper) 182.0cfs 20.0 Mi III to III+
Gnar Section 405.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 182.0cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
NSV 37.8cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+
Upper North Fork 27.7cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Golden Whitewater Park 3.92cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+

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