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
Willow Creek Below Willow Creek Reservoir
USGS 09021000
8 cfs 2.5 ft
South Platte River At Waterton
USGS 06708000
35 cfs 0.7 ft
Sand Creek At Colorado-Wyoming State Line
USGS 06659580
3 cfs 0.5 ft
Middle Boulder Creek At Nederland
USGS 06725500
8 cfs 0.6 ft
Colorado R Below Baker Gulch
USGS 09010500
14 cfs 4.1 ft
Colorado River Below Lake Granby
USGS 09019000
22 cfs 3.2 ft
Bear Creek Above Bear Creek Lake Near Morrison
USGS 06710605
15 cfs 3.9 ft
Laramie R Bl Pioneer Canal Nr Woods Landing
USGS 06659502
1,010 cfs 3.2 ft
Coal Creek Near Plainview
USGS 06730300
0 cfs 0.1 ft
Bear Creek Above Evergreen
USGS 06710385
16 cfs 4.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
6" -1"
ward 4.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-202
0.62" 0"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
13" 0"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
5" 0"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
3.62" 0"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
5" 1"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
5" 0"
woodland park 1.1 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-28
0.66" -0.65"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
3.13" 1.62"
grant
SNOTEL GRTC2
4.14" 0"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
6" 0"
aspen springs amrad
SNOTEL ASIC2
2.06" 0"
Roach
SNOTEL 718
9" 0"
georgetown
SNOTEL GEOC2
1.24" 0"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
20" 0"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
4.75" 0"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
6" -1"
dillon 2.3 se, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-16
2.18" 0"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
7.01" 6.4"
frisco 0.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-4
2.68" 0"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
2" -3"
golden 12.5 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-331
0.51" 0"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
17" 1"
lake george 7.2 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-39
0.61" 0"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
9" 0"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
12" -1"
south platte river
SNOTEL ANTC2
1.57" 0"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
4" 0"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
7" 0"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
15" -1"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
1.34" 0.96"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
15" 0"
cripple creek 5.1 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-16
0.56" 0"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
18" 0"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
1" 0"
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
17" 0"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
13" 0"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
15" 0"
divide 4nw
SNOTEL DNWC2
2.93" -0.32"
cripple creek,co
SNOTEL CRIC2
2.83" 0"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
17" -1"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
19" 1"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
1" 0"
rollinsville 1.1 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-17
1.87" 0"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
2" -1"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
15" 0"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
1" 0"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
1" -1"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
6" 0"
florissant 5.0 n, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-19
1.67" -0.66"

Outdoor Recreation

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Eldora Mountain Resort 7" 45° 0"
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 5" 46° 0"
Echo Mountain Park 1" 43° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 44.9cfs None Mi III- to III+
Gnar Section 231.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Rustic (Upper) 70.3cfs 20.0 Mi III to III+
October Hole 25.0cfs None Mi II
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 25.0cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 70.3cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Upper Clear Creek 44.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Lower North Fork 70.3cfs 11.0 Mi III
Lower Narrows 70.3cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Lower Boulder Canyon 41.1cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Idledale to Morrison 10.6cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper North Fork 0.04cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Big South 29.9cfs 12.0 Mi V to V+
Upper Narrows 70.3cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Filter Plant 3.1cfs None Mi II to III+
Upper South Boulder Creek 4.64cfs None Mi V+
Spencer Heights 70.3cfs 2.5 Mi V- to V
NSV 25.0cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Middle Narrows 70.3cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Upper South Boulder Creek 4.64cfs None Mi V+
Golden Whitewater Park 3.1cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Filter Plant 3.1cfs None Mi II to III+
Main Section 64.5cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V