Lower North Fork

Class II/III rapids with Class V scenery

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Cache La Poudre River are between a bare minimum of cfs and a high of cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06752000, the Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn Remember only watercraft are permitted at Lower North Fork.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Clear Creek At Mouth
USGS 06720000
246 cfs 4.7 ft
Middle Boulder Creek At Nederland
USGS 06725500
51 cfs 1.4 ft
Colorado R Below Baker Gulch
USGS 09010500
111 cfs 5.3 ft
Big Dry Creek At Westminster
USGS 06720820
5 cfs 1.6 ft
South Platte R At 64Th Ave. Commerce City
USGS 06714215
393 cfs 3.2 ft
Sand Crk Abv Burlington Ditch Nr Commerce City
USGS 06714360
25 cfs 3.8 ft
Colorado River Below Lake Granby
USGS 09019000
71 cfs 3.8 ft
Berthoud Pass Ditch At Berthoud Pass
USGS 09021500
2 cfs 0.7 ft
Moffat Water Tunnel At East Portal
USGS 09022500
214 cfs 2.2 ft
Vasquez Creek At Winter Park
USGS 09025000
14 cfs 1.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Vedauwoo 28 8,288 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Carter Lake - South Side Campgrounds None 5,711 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Stove Prairie 9 6,068 ft
South Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,435 ft
Flatiron Reservoir None 5,483 ft
Inlet Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,437 ft
Curt Gowdy State Park None 7,593 ft
Carter Lake - North Side Campgrounds None 5,792 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Eldora Mountain Resort 0" 66° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 749.0cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Upper North Fork 74.5cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower Narrows 749.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Filter Plant 140.0cfs None Mi II to III+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 270.0cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
NSV 270.0cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Main Section 57.7cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Middle Narrows 749.0cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Gnar Section 681.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
October Hole 270.0cfs None Mi II
Filter Plant 140.0cfs None Mi II to III+
Lower North Fork 749.0cfs 11.0 Mi III
Upper Narrows 749.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Lower Boulder Canyon 12.4cfs None Mi IV- to V-