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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Boulder Creek

Lower Boulder Canyon

Class IV- TO V-


70°, Chance Showers Then Chance T-Storms

The Lower Boulder Canyon river run in Colorado is a scenic and exciting adventure for experienced paddlers. With Class III-IV rapids, this section of the Boulder Creek offers a challenge with tight drops, technical boulder gardens, and narrow chutes. There are several river obstacles to watch out for, including steep drops and strong currents. The best time to float this section is from May to June, with recommended water levels of 300-500 cfs. As water levels rise, the difficulty of the rapids also increases. Paddlers should have strong navigation skills and be prepared for the challenging conditions.

Weather today, A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. West northwest wind 5 to 14 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Status Runnable
Class Level IV- to V-
Elevation 4,860 ft
Streamflow Discharge 256 cfs
Gauge Height 10.8 ft
Reporting Streamgage Boulder Creek At Mouth
USGS 06730500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Cottonwood Ck At Union Blvd
USGS 07103987
3 cfs 11.1 ft
Fountain Creek At Security
USGS 07105800
215 cfs 4.3 ft
Clover Ditch Drain At Quinn St Nr Widefield
USGS 07105815
1 cfs 5.0 ft
Sand Creek Above Mouth At Colorado Springs
USGS 07105600
47 cfs 2.7 ft
Cottonwood Creek At Woodmen Rd Nr Colo Springs
USGS 07103980
3 cfs 0.5 ft
Camp Creek At Garden Of The Gods
USGS 07103703
6 cfs 2.7 ft
Cottonwood Creek At Mouth
USGS 07103990
4 cfs 2.8 ft
Monument Cr Abv Woodmen Rd At Colorado Springs
USGS 07103970
24 cfs 4.4 ft
Fountain Creek Near Colorado Springs
USGS 07103700
29 cfs 3.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Buffalo 41 7,321 ft
Cold Springs 38 9,331 ft
Kelly Flats 29 6,751 ft
Hermit Park Open Space None 8,313 ft
Reverends Ridge - Golden Gate State Park 106 9,105 ft
Aspen Meadow - Golden Gate Canyon State Park 35 9,000 ft
Indian Creek 11 7,562 ft
Molly Gulch 15 7,490 ft
Kelly Dahl 46 8,615 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Carter Lake - South Side Campgrounds None 5,711 ft
Devils Head 21 8,856 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Carter Lake - North Side Campgrounds None 5,792 ft
South Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,435 ft
Lone Rock 20 6,410 ft
Kelsey 17 8,035 ft
Mountain Park 54 6,678 ft
Flat Rocks 19 8,245 ft
Stove Prairie 9 6,068 ft
Dutch George 20 6,520 ft
Wigwam 10 6,606 ft
Green Mountain 6 7,615 ft
Narrows 5 6,470 ft
Standley Lake None 5,530 ft
Ouzel 13 6,285 ft
Jackson Creek 9 8,179 ft
Bear Creek Lake Park 52 5,693 ft
Osprey 13 6,217 ft
Lower Narrows 8 6,470 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Flatiron Reservoir None 5,483 ft
Platte River 10 6,333 ft
Inlet Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,437 ft
Clear Creek RV Park 36 5,684 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
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