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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Cache La Poudre River

Lower North Fork

Class III Difficulty


Too High
88°, Sunny

The Lower North Fork River Run in Colorado is a scenic and exciting stretch of river that offers Class II-III rapids. The run is about 7 miles long and features several fun obstacles such as Widowmaker, Cougar, and Dragon's Tongue. The best time to float this section of water is during the spring and early summer months when the water levels are high and the rapids are more challenging. The recommended flow for this river run is between 400 and 800 cfs. Overall, the Lower North Fork River Run is a great option for intermediate-level rafters looking for a fun and thrilling adventure in Colorado.

Weather today, Sunny, with a high near 88. West northwest wind 5 to 13 mph becoming east southeast in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Status Too High
Class Level III
Elevation 5,245 ft
Run Length 11.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 1290 cfs
Gauge Height 4.8 ft
Reporting Streamgage Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn
USGS 06752000

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
St. Vrain Creek At Mouth
USGS 06731000
918 cfs 5.0 ft
Michigan River Near Cameron Pass
USGS 06614800
22 cfs 3.0 ft
Buckhorn Creek Near Masonville
USGS 06739500
33 cfs 6.9 ft
Grand River Ditch At La Poudre Pass
USGS 09010000
156 cfs 2.1 ft
South Platte River Near Kersey
USGS 06754000
1,680 cfs 4.4 ft
Joe Wright Creek Above Joe Wright Reservoir
USGS 06746095
3 cfs 4.2 ft
Cache La Poudre River Near Greeley
USGS 06752500
154 cfs 2.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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