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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Cache La Poudre River

Lower Narrows

Class V- TO V+


Too High
78°, Mostly Sunny Then Chance T-Storms

The Lower Narrows river run in Colorado is a challenging Class IV-V run with tight and technical rapids that require precision maneuvering. The run begins at the Poudre Park Boat Ramp and ends at Picnic Rock. The best time to float this section of water is from May to July with recommended CFS between 500 and 1500. There are several river obstacles to navigate, including steep drops, narrow channels, and large boulders requiring precise maneuvering. This run is only suitable for experienced kayakers and rafters with advanced skills. It is crucial to scout the rapids and have proper safety measures in place.

Weather today, A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

Status Too High
Class Level V- to V+
Elevation 5,245 ft
Run Length 0.5 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 1960 cfs
Gauge Height 5.3 ft
Reporting Streamgage Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn
USGS 06752000

Nearby Snowpack and Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Sand Creek At Colorado-Wyoming State Line
USGS 06659580
3 cfs 0.5 ft
Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn
USGS 06752000
1,960 cfs 5.3 ft
Laramie River Near Glendevey
USGS 06657500
720 cfs 3.1 ft
Monte Cristo Diversion Near Hoosier Pass
USGS 09041900
12 cfs 0.8 ft
N Frk Cache La Poudre R Blw Halligan Res Nr V Dal
USGS 06751150
346 cfs 4.0 ft
Bemrose-Hoosier Diversion Near Hoosier Pass
USGS 09044300
15 cfs 0.9 ft
Crow Creek At 19Th Street
USGS 06755960
3 cfs 1.6 ft
North Fork Cache La Poudre R. At Livermore
USGS 06751490
366 cfs 9.4 ft
Mccullough-Sp-Diversion Near Hoosier Pass
USGS 09044800
54 cfs 1.9 ft
Laramie R Bl Pioneer Canal Nr Woods Landing
USGS 06659502
1,010 cfs 3.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Never Summer
20" -2"
7" -2"
Laprele Creek
1" 0"
Lake Irene
1" -6"
Echo Lake
1" 0"
High Lonesome
1" 1"
Berthoud Summit
11" -4"
University Camp
13" -1"
Bear Lake
2" 0"
Hourglass Lake
1" 0"
Fool Creek
12" -3"
Loveland Basin
7" -2"

Popular Destinations

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Loveland 7" 50° 0.74"
Arapahoe Basin 7" 50° 0.74"
Echo Mountain Park 1" 57° 0"
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 2" 61° 0"
Eldora Mountain Resort -1" 62° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Narrows 1960.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Filter Plant 1680.0cfs None Mi II to III+
Upper Clear Creek 1010.0cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Upper South Boulder Creek 864.0cfs None Mi V+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 1050.0cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Idledale to Morrison 202.0cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Golden Whitewater Park 1680.0cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Rustic (Upper) 1960.0cfs 20.0 Mi III to III+
October Hole 1050.0cfs None Mi II
Upper Narrows 1960.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Upper South Boulder Creek 864.0cfs None Mi V+
Upper North Fork 346.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Main Section 1100.0cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Middle Narrows 1960.0cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 1010.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Lower North Fork 1960.0cfs 11.0 Mi III
Big South 626.0cfs 12.0 Mi V to V+
Gnar Section 642.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Lower Boulder Canyon 642.0cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Spencer Heights 1960.0cfs 2.5 Mi V- to V
NSV 1050.0cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 1960.0cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Filter Plant 1680.0cfs None Mi II to III+

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