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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Boulder Creek

Lower Boulder Canyon

Class IV- TO V- Difficulty


Too Low
78°, Sunny

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, Sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Status Too Low
Class Level IV- to V-
Elevation 4,860 ft
Streamflow Discharge 30.2 cfs
Gauge Height 9.4 ft
Reporting Streamgage Boulder Creek At Mouth
USGS 06730500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Cottonwood Creek At Woodmen Rd Nr Colo Springs
USGS 07103980
2 cfs 0.5 ft
Clover Ditch Drain At Quinn St Nr Widefield
USGS 07105815
2 cfs 5.0 ft
Cottonwood Creek At Mouth
USGS 07103990
4 cfs 2.7 ft
Fountain Creek At Security
USGS 07105800
135 cfs 4.1 ft
Cottonwood Ck At Union Blvd
USGS 07103987
3 cfs 11.1 ft
Monument Creek At Pikeview
USGS 07104000
19 cfs 3.9 ft
Monument Cr Abv Woodmen Rd At Colorado Springs
USGS 07103970
12 cfs 4.1 ft
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