Nsv


A challenging run that's a favorite for the seasoned class V boater.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Saint Vrain, North Fork (North Saint Vrain) are between a bare minimum of 250cfs and a high of 600cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06724000, the St. Vrain Creek At Lyons Remember only watercraft are permitted at NSV.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Cherry Creek Below Cherry Creek Lake
USGS 06713000
36 cfs 4.7 ft
Sand Crk Abv Burlington Ditch Nr Commerce City
USGS 06714360
101 cfs 4.2 ft
Bear Creek At Morrison
USGS 06710500
21 cfs 6.0 ft
Colorado River Bl Shadow Mountain Reservoir
USGS 09015000
20 cfs 1.4 ft
Cherry Creek At Denver
USGS 06713500
82 cfs 3.9 ft
Colorado River At Windy Gap
USGS 09034250
211 cfs 4.0 ft
Boulder Cr At North 75Th St Nr Boulder
USGS 06730200
34 cfs 4.7 ft
Moffat Water Tunnel At East Portal
USGS 09022500
13 cfs 0.4 ft
Sand Creek At Colorado-Wyoming State Line
USGS 06659580
3 cfs 0.5 ft
Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn
USGS 06752000
72 cfs 2.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
highlands ranch 0.6 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-176
2.03" 0"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
59" 6"
estes park 3.3 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-247
7.49" 3.73"
loveland 2.3 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-854
4.56" 3.82"
virginia dale 7.2 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-672
4.86" 3.73"
fort collins 9.6 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-630
1.66" 0"
fcl 2.2 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-273
3.22" 2.7"
nederland 0.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-322
5.74" 3.27"
evergreen 2.0 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-395
3.84" 2.77"
highlands ranch 2.5 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-178
1.9" 0"
nederland 3.7 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-296
5.43" 2.94"
estes park 1.8 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-987
6.43" 3.25"
cripple creek,co
SNOTEL CRIC2
0.07" 0"
lyons 4.8 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-50
6.67" 5.46"
estes park 1.8 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-767
6.5" 3.31"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
55" 4"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
63" 4"
denver 0.4 e, co
SNOTEL CO-DN-175
0.43" 0"
fort lupton 7.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-326
0.11" 0"
erie 1.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-209
0.14" 0"
lov 3.4 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-472
2.65" 2.06"
laramie 7sse
SNOTEL CMBW4
0.93" 0.33"
thornton 2.1 n, co
SNOTEL CO-AD-100
0.26" 0"
fcl 1.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-320
3.97" 3.34"
rollinsville 1.1 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-17
12.99" 2.67"
wellington 0.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-952
1.7" 0"
estes park,co
SNOTEL ETSC2
5.8" 2.92"
fort collins 5.5 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1100
3.84" 3.27"
fort collins 3.7 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-885
3.81" 3.26"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
12" 0"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
0.36" 0"
ralston reservoir
SNOTEL GDNC2
2.39" 2.25"
westminster 1.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-AD-153
1" 0"
denver 6.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-3
0.35" 0"
lakewood 1.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-333
0.47" 0"
fcl 1.7 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-295
3.4" 2.91"
bellvue 5.9 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-4
5.28" 3.53"
buford 4se
SNOTEL BFDW4
2.6" 2.07"
highlands ranch 1.1 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-165
1.96" 0"
erie 1.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-285
0.64" 0"
conifer 3.2 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-53
4.5" 2.5"
niwot 2.3 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-248
0.67" 0"
fort collins 4.2 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-758
1.94" 0"
lafayette 2.3 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-290
1.34" 0"
fort collins 1.1 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-863
3.51" 2.97"
fort collins 0.9 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-849
3.15" 2.71"
broomfield 2.3 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-72
1.3" 0"
south platte river
SNOTEL ANTC2
2.42" -0.32"
firestone
SNOTEL FSNC2
0.14" 0"
laporte 1.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-761
2.93" 2.46"
denver 8 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-DN-30
0.99" 0"
georgetown
SNOTEL GEOC2
4.14" 2.84"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
20.91" 4.1"
berthoud
SNOTEL ERTC2
1.63" 1.33"
boulder 2.0 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-380
1.43" 1.13"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
58" 3"
fort collins
SNOTEL FORC2
3.19" 2.72"
wellington 0.8 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1008
1.71" 0"
conifer 5.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-222
3.78" 1.72"
florissant 5.0 n, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-19
0.62" 0.09"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
39" 3"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
20" 3"
longmont 3.0 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-435
0.48" 0"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
41" 6"
westminster 2.3 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-AD-225
1.17" 0"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
26.53" 1.43"
woodland park 1.1 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-28
0.11" 0.05"
grant
SNOTEL GRTC2
7.58" 2.98"
evergreen 3.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-CC-22
5.47" 3.88"
boulder 1.8 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-491
1.53" 1.22"
la porte 10.0 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-567
3.42" 3.18"
englewood #2
SNOTEL ENLC2
0.54" 0"
laramie 1se
SNOTEL ADFW4
0.79" 0.21"
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
49" 7"
cheesman
SNOTEL CHEC2
1.02" 0"
wellington 3.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-918
1.69" 0"
amrad
SNOTEL CNRC2
5.56" 3.34"
lyons 0.3 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-146
4.7" 4.13"
nederland 2.61 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-75
6.13" 3.25"
estes park 10.5 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1019
9.48" 6.28"
evergreen
SNOTEL EVGC2
3.45" 2.63"
evergreen 6.5 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CC-1
6.02" 4.06"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
23" 6"
wheat ridge 2.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-290
0.34" 0"
bailey
SNOTEL BLYC2
3.18" 1.1"
longmont 1.8 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-352
0.38" 0"
windsor 3.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-845
1.73" 0"
aspen springs amrad
SNOTEL ASIC2
3.7" 2.65"
longmont 2.1 n, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-143
0.49" 0"
berthoud 4.4 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-922
3.24" 2.91"
niwot 0.7 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-338
0.55" 0"
loveland 3.0 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-104
2.07" 1.51"
allens park 1.5 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-22
12.21" 7.12"
longmont 1.8 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-361
0.34" 0"
nathrop 1.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-54
1.28" -0.1"
fcl 2.3 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-311
3.29" 2.75"
jamestown 2.5 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-343
6.12" 3.61"
fort collins 3.9 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-112
2.32" 0"
windsor 3.0 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-507
1.01" 0"
red feather 5.9 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-329
5.57" 3.71"
longmont 3.3 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-507
0.51" 0"
Michigan Creek
SNOTEL 937
36" 0"
lakewood 2.2 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-179
1.41" 0"
fcl 7.9 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-250
2.59" 0"
golden 12.5 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-331
3.71" 2.56"
boulder 4.7 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-220
0.55" 0"
lafayette 2.5 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-222
0.4" 0"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
2.29" 2.25"
longmont 8.2 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-203
0.12" 0"
lafayette 0.4 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-8
1.24" 0"
livermore 9.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-897
5.22" 3.74"
boulder 2.9 s, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-4
0.96" 0"
broomfield 3.2 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BR-32
0.69" 0"
highlands ranch 3.2 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-74
2.17" 0"
boulder 4.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-67
0.64" 0"
boulder 2.1 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-437
1.53" 1.22"
boulder 1.6 s, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-14
1.07" 0.99"
fort collins 5.4 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-623
5.32" 4.46"
arvada 4.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-455
0.5" 0"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
43" 0"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
33" -1"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
57" 8"
loveland 1.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-40
3.95" 3.31"
evergreen 5 w, co
SNOTEL CO-CC-2
5.48" 3.83"
gross reservoir
SNOTEL GRRC2
2.96" 2.16"
fcl 3.0 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-284
3.84" 3.18"
littleton 6.0 w, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-376
0.26" 0.13"
erie 1.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-455
0.72" 0"
fort collins 1.2 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1137
3.02" 2.59"
fort collins 4.6 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-762
2.53" 2.2"
monument 3s
SNOTEL DMDC2
0.81" 0"
loveland 2.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-676
4.56" 3.82"
nederland 4.2 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-233
4.68" 2.68"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
46" 1"
glen haven 1.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-868
5.65" 2.58"
fort collins 3.4 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-653
2.76" 2.36"
boulder 1.5 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-496
1.01" 0"
erie 1.5 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-511
0.16" 0"
nederland 5.8 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-57
4.54" 2.66"
nederland 4.8 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-110
4.98" 2.77"
evergreen 1.3 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-424
3.68" 2.84"
fcl 3.0 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-391
4.4" 3.7"
longmont 5.1 e, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-302
0.24" 0"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
10" 4"
evergreen 4.2 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-157
4.54" 3.17"
ward 4.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-202
11.48" 6.42"
arvada 3.5 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-457
0.53" 0"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
13.4" 0.36"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
39" 6"
rollinsville 1.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-25
3.69" 2.36"
boulder 1.9 se, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-30
0.7" 0"
carr 0.6 s, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-127
1.58" 0"
fcl 2.55 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-340
2.76" 2.36"
lafayette 0.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-266
1.35" 0"
boulder 2.2 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-452
2.23" 1.87"
fort collins 4.9 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1020
2.44" 2.13"
loveland 2.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-687
1.79" 0"
lake george 7.2 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-39
1.35" 0.15"
estes park 1.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1115
6.41" 2.99"
castle rock 1.7 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-62
0.91" 0.89"
loveland 2.8 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1109
4.93" 4.16"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
60" 5"
fort collins 2.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-75
4.19" 3.52"
fort collins 2.8 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1009
3.93" 3.29"
hygiene,co
SNOTEL HGIC2
0.66" 0"
littleton 6.4 w, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-212
1.44" 1.19"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
33" -3"
boulder 1.5 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-490
1.41" 1.17"
fcl 5.6 e, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-393
2.6" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Eldora Mountain Resort 26" 26° 14.44"
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 57" 27° 14.19"
Echo Mountain Park 31" 22° 12.94"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper North Fork 69.7cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Gnar Section 141.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
October Hole 55.4cfs None Mi II
Upper South Boulder Creek 11.0cfs None Mi V+
Upper Narrows 56.4cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Lower Narrows 72.4cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Lower Boulder Canyon 50.8cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Upper Clear Creek 49.5cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 55.4cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 56.4cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Upper South Boulder Creek 11.0cfs None Mi V+
NSV 55.4cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Filter Plant 1.66cfs None Mi II to III+
Rustic (Upper) 56.4cfs 20.0 Mi III to III+
Idledale to Morrison 23.7cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Lower North Fork 72.4cfs 11.0 Mi III
Filter Plant 1.66cfs None Mi II to III+
Spencer Heights 56.4cfs 2.5 Mi V- to V
Big South 39.9cfs 12.0 Mi V to V+
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 49.5cfs None Mi III- to III+
Main Section 46.8cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Golden Whitewater Park 1.66cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Middle Narrows 56.4cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-