Middle Narrows


A fun but short more manageable section of the Poudre Narrows.  Fun boofs abound.  Middle Narrows is generally Class IV until the water gets very high.  This run is legitamately fun down to 1.3' if you know where to be.  Below that some of the sections are a little too bony for most boaters.   Run laps or combine it with the upper and/or lower section.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Cache La Poudre River are between a bare minimum of 250cfs and a high of 5,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06752000, the Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn Remember only watercraft are permitted at Middle Narrows.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
North Fork Cache La Poudre R. At Livermore
USGS 06751490
5 cfs 6.9 ft
Cherry Creek At Denver
USGS 06713500
14 cfs 3.3 ft
Buckhorn Creek Near Masonville
USGS 06739500
4 cfs 6.5 ft
South Platte River At Henderson
USGS 06720500
297 cfs 3.7 ft
Colorado River Below Lake Granby
USGS 09019000
22 cfs 3.2 ft
South Clear Creek Abv Lower Cabin Creek Reservoir
USGS 06714400
4 cfs 5.2 ft
North Clear Creek Above Mouth Nr Blackhawk
USGS 06718550
2 cfs 3.8 ft
Williams Fork Above Darling Creek
USGS 09035700
14 cfs 4.7 ft
Ranch Creek Near Fraser
USGS 09032000
3 cfs 4.5 ft
Chicago Creek Blw Devils Canyon Nr Idaho Sprgs Co
USGS 06717400
-999 cfs -1,310.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
lake george 7.2 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-39
0.61" 0"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
9" 0"
georgetown
SNOTEL GEOC2
1.24" 0"
grant
SNOTEL GRTC2
4.14" 0"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
13" 0"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
15" 0"
cripple creek,co
SNOTEL CRIC2
2.83" 0"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
3.13" 1.62"
south platte river
SNOTEL ANTC2
1.57" 0"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
6" -1"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
7" 0"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
1" 0"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
5" 0"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
5" 1"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
6" -1"
divide 4nw
SNOTEL DNWC2
2.93" -0.32"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
17" 1"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
1" -1"
cripple creek 5.1 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-16
0.56" 0"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
2" -1"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
3.62" 0"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
20" 0"
florissant 5.0 n, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-19
1.67" -0.66"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
4" 0"
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
17" 0"
Roach
SNOTEL 718
9" 0"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
2" -3"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
15" 0"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
19" 1"
woodland park 1.1 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-28
0.66" -0.65"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
18" 0"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
15" 0"
ward 4.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-202
0.62" 0"
Laprele Creek
SNOTEL 571
3" 1"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
12" -1"
dillon 2.3 se, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-16
2.18" 0"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
1.34" 0.96"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
17" -1"
aspen springs amrad
SNOTEL ASIC2
2.06" 0"
rollinsville 1.1 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-17
1.87" 0"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
6" 0"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
15" -1"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
1" 0"
golden 12.5 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-331
0.51" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Meeker Park Overflow 29 8,611 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Stove Prairie 9 6,068 ft
Narrows 5 6,470 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Marys Lake - USBR 270 8,032 ft
Hermit Park Open Space None 8,313 ft
Olive Ridge 56 8,361 ft
Jacks Gulch 56 8,100 ft
Dowdy Lake 70 8,176 ft
Dutch George 20 6,520 ft
Mountain Park 54 6,678 ft
Vedauwoo 28 8,288 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Lower Narrows 8 6,470 ft
Kelly Flats 29 6,751 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Eldora Mountain Resort 7" 45° 0"
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 5" 46° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
October Hole 25.0cfs None Mi II
Upper South Boulder Creek 4.64cfs None Mi V+
Lower Boulder Canyon 41.1cfs None Mi IV- to V-
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 25.0cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Gnar Section 231.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Main Section 64.5cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Lower North Fork 70.3cfs 11.0 Mi III
Lower Narrows 70.3cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 70.3cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Filter Plant 3.1cfs None Mi II to III+
Rustic (Upper) 70.3cfs 20.0 Mi III to III+
Upper South Boulder Creek 4.64cfs None Mi V+
Filter Plant 3.1cfs None Mi II to III+
NSV 25.0cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Upper North Fork 0.04cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Middle Narrows 70.3cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Upper Narrows 70.3cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+