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 Abv West Fork Clear Creek Nr Empire Co
USGS 06715000
166 cfs 4.5 ft
First Cr Bel Buckley Rd
USGS 06720460
1 cfs 1.6 ft
Colorado River Below Lake Granby
USGS 09019000
94 cfs 4.0 ft
Sand Crk Abv Burlington Ditch Nr Commerce City
USGS 06714360
11 cfs 3.7 ft
Ranch Creek Near Fraser
USGS 09032000
45 cfs 5.2 ft
Big Dry Creek At Mouth Near Fort Lupton
USGS 06720990
13 cfs 3.9 ft
Big Thompson River At Loveland
USGS 06741510
128 cfs 1.8 ft
South Platte R At 64Th Ave. Commerce City
USGS 06714215
234 cfs 2.8 ft
St Vrain Cr Blw Boulder Cr At Hwy 119 Nr Longmont
USGS 06730525
109 cfs 9.8 ft
St. Vrain Creek Below Longmont
USGS 06725450
-999,999 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Stove Prairie 9 6,068 ft
South Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,435 ft
Flatiron Reservoir None 5,483 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Carter Lake - South Side Campgrounds None 5,711 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 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
Vedauwoo 28 8,288 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Eldora Mountain Resort 24" 65° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Main Section 55.3cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Lower North Fork 182.0cfs 11.0 Mi III
Middle Narrows 182.0cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+
Lower Boulder Canyon 42.0cfs None Mi IV- to V-
NSV 37.8cfs 13.0 Mi V+
October Hole 37.8cfs None Mi II
Upper North Fork 27.7cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to 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+
Upper Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Gnar Section 405.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 37.8cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+