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LOWER BOULDER CANYON

Whitewater River Run





Colorado Boulder Creek

Lower Boulder Canyon

Class IV- TO V- Easy

56 CFS

Too Low
48°, Increasing Clouds

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Boulder Creek are between a bare minimum of 250cfs and a high of 1,300cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06730500, the Boulder Creek At Mouth Remember only watercraft are permitted at Lower Boulder Canyon.

Status Too Low
Class Level IV- to V-
Elevation 4,860 ft
Streamflow Discharge 56.1 cfs
Gage Height 9.7 ft
Reporting Streamgage Boulder Creek At Mouth
USGS 06730500

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
South Platte River At Waterton
USGS 06708000
139 cfs 1.0 ft
Tarryall Creek At Upper Station
USGS 06696980
12 cfs 5.1 ft
Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn
USGS 06752000
0 cfs 0.0 ft
Little Dry Creek At Westminster
USGS 06719840
12 cfs 7.8 ft
West Cr. Abv Shrewsbury Gulch Nr Westcreek Co
USGS 06701700
1 cfs 5.3 ft
Pine Creek Abv Briargate Pkwy
USGS 07103965
67 cfs 11.1 ft
N Frk Cache La Poudre R Blw Halligan Res Nr V Dal
USGS 06751150
0 cfs 1.3 ft
North Clear Creek Above Mouth Nr Blackhawk
USGS 06718550
1 cfs 4.0 ft
Left Hand Creek At Hover Road Near Longmont
USGS 06724970
12 cfs 6.0 ft
Boulder Creek Near Orodell
USGS 06727000
-999 cfs 1.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
40" 0"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
31" -1"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
21" -1"
cheyenne wfo
SNOTEL CYSW4
3" -2"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
53" -1"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
24" -2"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
32" -1"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
33" -1"
fort collins
SNOTEL FORC2
3" 0"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
69" 0"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
41" -1"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
56" -1"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
32" 0"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
18" 0"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
36" 0"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
33" 0"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
20" 0"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
48" -1"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
47" -1"
Glen Cove
SNOTEL 1057
6" 0"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
53" -2"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
40" 0"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
60" -1"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
49" -1"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
45" 0"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
31" 0"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
64" -2"

Popular Destinations

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Eldora Mountain Resort 33" 37° 0.61"
Echo Mountain Park 18" 38° 0.3"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower North Fork 182.0cfs 11.0 Mi III
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+
October Hole 37.8cfs None Mi II
Lower Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Idledale to Morrison 11.2cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Lower Boulder Canyon 42.0cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Main Section 55.3cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Golden Whitewater Park 3.92cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 60.7cfs None Mi III- to III+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 182.0cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+
Middle Narrows 182.0cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Upper Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Gnar Section 405.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
Upper Clear Creek 60.7cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 37.8cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
NSV 37.8cfs 13.0 Mi V+

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