October Hole


This feature was destroyed in the 2013 floods. The feature has been reborn in 2018.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Saint Vrain River are between a bare minimum of 80cfs and a high of 500cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06724000, the St. Vrain Creek At Lyons Remember only watercraft are permitted at October Hole.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
October Hole
Class II to III
Lyons Whitewater Park
Class II to II+

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
South Platte River At Denver
USGS 06714000
158 cfs 3.0 ft
Vasquez Creek At Winter Park
USGS 09025000
8 cfs 1.6 ft
Michigan River Near Cameron Pass
USGS 06614800
1 cfs 2.3 ft
Bear Creek At Mouth
USGS 06711500
21 cfs 2.5 ft
Fall River Near Idaho Springs
USGS 06717000
-999 cfs -1,310.7 ft
Middle Boulder Creek At Nederland
USGS 06725500
5 cfs 0.4 ft
St. Vrain Creek At Mouth
USGS 06731000
98 cfs 1.4 ft
Colorado R Below Baker Gulch
USGS 09010500
16 cfs 4.2 ft
South Clear Creek Abv Lower Cabin Creek Reservoir
USGS 06714400
2 cfs 5.1 ft
South Platte River At Waterton
USGS 06708000
18 cfs 0.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
51" 2"
red feather 5.9 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-329
0.51" -0.62"
fcl 2.2 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-273
2.83" -0.08"
fcl 5.6 e, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-393
2.21" -0.05"
aurora 4.2 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-AD-127
2" -0.27"
broomfield 3.2 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BR-32
2.03" -0.24"
berthoud 4.4 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-922
3.46" -0.14"
firestone
SNOTEL FSNC2
1.5" -0.13"
la porte 10.0 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-567
0.66" -0.17"
boulder 2.0 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-380
3.02" -0.34"
livermore 9.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-897
1.06" -0.6"
cheesman
SNOTEL CHEC2
1.77" -0.19"
boulder 1.8 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-491
2.33" -0.37"
buford 4se
SNOTEL BFDW4
1.12" -0.57"
fort collins 2.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-75
3.8" -0.05"
laporte 1.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-761
1.1" -0.06"
denver 6.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-3
2.6" -0.39"
loveland 3.0 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-104
3.42" -0.09"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
38" 0"
grant
SNOTEL GRTC2
1.92" -0.29"
bellvue 5.9 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-4
2.61" -0.44"
parker 2.1 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-146
1.43" -0.28"
hygiene,co
SNOTEL HGIC2
1.81" -0.22"
denver 0.4 e, co
SNOTEL CO-DN-175
1.49" -0.24"
longmont 1.8 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-352
2.07" -0.25"
aspen springs amrad
SNOTEL ASIC2
2.99" -0.73"
highlands ranch 1.1 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-165
2.16" -0.37"
gleneagle 0.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-EP-61
0.31" -0.22"
conifer 5.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-222
1.47" -0.32"
eaton 1.8 se, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-441
1.71" -0.05"
highlands ranch 3.2 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-74
1.45" -0.28"
fort collins 9.6 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-630
3.47" -0.09"
loveland 2.3 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-854
4.73" -0.09"
thornton 2.3 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-AD-22
1.99" -0.27"
gross reservoir
SNOTEL GRRC2
4.45" -0.85"
denver 3.2 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-DN-49
1.61" -0.3"
rollinsville 1.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-25
6.44" -0.69"
evergreen 5 w, co
SNOTEL CO-CC-2
3.01" -0.57"
south platte river
SNOTEL ANTC2
0.36" -0.04"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
30" 0"
aurora 5 se
SNOTEL AUOC2
1.68" -0.3"
evergreen 3.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-CC-22
3.04" -0.59"
loveland 1.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-40
4.91" -0.11"
elizabeth #2
SNOTEL ELAC2
1.81" -0.39"
laramie 1se
SNOTEL ADFW4
2.63" -0.1"
estes park 3.3 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-247
2.79" -0.63"
fort collins 3.9 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-112
5.28" -0.04"
erie 0.5 se, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-392
1.96" -0.23"
nunn 1.2 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-345
0.31" -0.05"
fcl 1.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-320
4.69" -0.05"
castle rock 1.7 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-62
1.2" -0.28"
jamestown 2.5 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-343
3.21" -0.64"
parker 3.5 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-292
1.39" -0.26"
fcl 3.0 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-284
3.51" -0.03"
evergreen 1.3 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-424
3.41" -0.5"
virginia dale 7.2 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-672
0.16" -0.47"
conifer 3.2 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-53
3.41" -0.48"
thornton 2.1 n, co
SNOTEL CO-AD-100
2.16" -0.3"
fcl 3.0 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-391
4.53" -0.06"
black forest 6wnw
SNOTEL BKFC2
0.15" -0.2"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
13.32" -0.59"
monument 3s
SNOTEL DMDC2
1.04" -0.29"
boulder 2.9 s, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-4
2.63" -0.37"
manitou springs 1.2 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-EP-175
0.11" -0.09"
aurora 2.1 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-AR-313
1.71" -0.29"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
25" -2"
carr 0.6 s, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-127
0.3" -0.09"
boulder 1.5 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-496
2.45" -0.35"
loveland 2.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-676
4.73" -0.09"
windsor 3.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-845
1.54" -0.16"
longmont 8.2 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-203
3.2" -0.09"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
18.59" -0.21"
fort collins 3.4 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-653
1.17" -0.03"
boulder 2.1 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-437
2.33" -0.37"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
13" 0"
black forest 3.9 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-EP-66
0.24" -0.34"
fort collins 1.2 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1137
2.72" -0.03"
westminster 1.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-AD-153
2.2" -0.33"
longmont 2.1 n, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-143
3.16" -0.16"
fort collins 5.5 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1100
3.47" -0.1"
wheat ridge 2.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-290
1.88" -0.3"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
57" -1"
fort collins 2.8 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1009
4.3" -0.04"
fort collins 3.7 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-885
2.97" -0.09"
nederland 4.8 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-110
7.64" -0.8"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
53" 0"
evergreen 4.2 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-157
3.15" -0.57"
rollinsville 1.1 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-17
12.12" -0.67"
longmont 1.8 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-361
2.08" -0.26"
lafayette 2.3 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-290
2.28" -0.28"
longmont 3.0 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-435
2.52" -0.32"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
30" 1"
broomfield 2.3 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-72
1.98" -0.25"
nederland 0.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-322
8.42" -0.59"
ward 4.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-202
11.51" -0.8"
amrad
SNOTEL CNRC2
3.51" -0.63"
denver 8 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-DN-30
1.9" -0.27"
divide 4nw
SNOTEL DNWC2
0.62" -0.26"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
42" 1"
fort collins 4.6 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-762
0.95" -0.07"
fort collins
SNOTEL FORC2
3.49" -0.04"
erie 1.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-209
1.81" -0.18"
boulder 4.7 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-220
2.96" -0.38"
wellington 0.8 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1008
0.86" -0.05"
loveland 2.8 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1109
4.91" -0.12"
englewood 1.4 n, co
SNOTEL CO-AR-292
1.59" -0.22"
fcl 2.55 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-340
1.17" -0.03"
colorado springs 5.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-EP-37
0.29" -0.12"
boulder 4.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-67
2.56" -0.31"
niwot 2.3 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-248
4.41" -0.18"
black forest 3.8 w, co
SNOTEL CO-EP-396
0.24" -0.26"
estes park,co
SNOTEL ETSC2
3.29" -0.49"
woodland park 1.1 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-28
0.35" -0.27"
boulder 1.6 s, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-14
2.63" -0.36"
the pinery, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-294
1.34" -0.33"
fcl 1.7 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-295
3.71" -0.05"
fcl 2.3 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-311
1.15" -0.09"
glen haven 1.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-868
3.38" -0.49"
monument 2.1 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-EP-17
1.03" -0.27"
westminster 2.3 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-AD-225
2.3" -0.34"
evans
SNOTEL ENSC2
1.12" -0.1"
fort collins 1.1 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-863
3.31" -0.03"
littleton 6.0 w, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-376
2.7" -0.34"
longmont 5.1 e, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-302
1.66" -0.16"
cr66
SNOTEL GEYC2
1.53" -0.06"
longmont 3.3 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-507
2.55" -0.31"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
34" 0"
allens park 1.5 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-22
12.8" -0.81"
aurora 4.0 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-AR-259
1.52" -0.29"
bailey
SNOTEL BLYC2
1.63" -0.28"
arvada 4.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-455
2.12" -0.15"
erie 1.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-455
1.97" -0.23"
golden 12.5 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-331
8.23" -1.15"
boulder 1.9 se, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-30
2.65" -0.37"
evergreen 6.5 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CC-1
3.26" -0.56"
highlands ranch 0.6 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-176
2.13" -0.38"
nederland 5.8 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-57
8.83" -0.93"
fort collins 4.9 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1020
2.06" -0.08"
cheyenne 7ne
SNOTEL GRAW4
1.04" -0.41"
fort collins 5.4 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-623
1.87" -0.26"
greeley 4.6 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-318
1.68" -0.07"
highlands ranch 2.5 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-178
2.67" -0.41"
wheat ridge 0.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-343
1.99" -0.28"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
41" -1"
lakewood 2.2 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-179
2.49" -0.36"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
32" 3"
Glen Cove
SNOTEL 1057
7" -2"
windsor 3.0 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-507
1.78" -0.1"
arvada 3.5 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-457
1.99" -0.19"
franktown 3.6 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-293
1.52" -0.46"
nederland 4.2 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-233
6.63" -0.9"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
49" 1"
estes park 1.8 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-767
7.3" -0.42"
englewood #2
SNOTEL ENLC2
1.95" -0.29"
greeley 3.9 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-3
1.82" -0.06"
loveland 2.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-687
3.09" -0.09"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
42" 0"
erie 1.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-285
1.9" -0.24"
wellington 0.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-952
0.84" -0.06"
erie 1.5 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-511
1.93" -0.2"
nederland 3.7 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-296
8.84" -0.66"
lafayette 0.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-266
1.96" -0.24"
fort collins 4.2 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-758
4.53" -0.06"
aurora 7.3 se, co
SNOTEL CO-AR-207
1.81" -0.34"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
16" 0"
arvada 2.1 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-427
2.11" -0.31"
denver 2.6 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-DN-231
1.45" -0.27"
fcl 7.9 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-250
0.67" -0.04"
aurora south
SNOTEL EAGC2
1.49" -0.28"
lafayette 2.5 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-222
2.39" -0.28"
fort lupton 7.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-326
1.52" -0.13"
denver 1.1 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-DN-280
1.5" -0.24"
estes park 1.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1115
9.21" -0.48"
georgetown
SNOTEL GEOC2
3.14" -0.49"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
47" -2"
lakewood 1.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-333
2.77" -0.41"
florissant 5.0 n, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-19
1.29" -0.42"
littleton 6.4 w, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-212
2.33" -0.35"
cheyenne wfo
SNOTEL CYSW4
1" -2"
wellington 3.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-918
0.6" -0.06"
arvada 3.8 w, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-240
2.02" -0.19"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
12" 0"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
26" -2"
franktown 3e
SNOTEL FNKC2
1.66" -0.36"
denver 2.1 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-DN-25
1.47" -0.27"
berthoud
SNOTEL ERTC2
2.02" -0.14"
lyons 4.8 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-50
5.01" -0.21"
nederland 2.61 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-75
6.09" -0.82"
denver/stapleton
SNOTEL DUAC2
1.81" -0.24"
lov 3.4 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-472
4.79" -0.09"
estes park 1.8 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-987
2.68" -0.56"
hudson 4.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-187
2.21" -0.23"
boulder 2.2 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-452
2.31" -0.36"
lake george 7.2 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-39
0.21" -0.26"
fort collins 0.9 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-849
3.62" -0.05"
greeley 2.6 w, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-171
2.2" -0.09"
boulder 1.5 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-490
4.84" -0.37"
estes park 10.5 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1019
4.69" -0.5"
nunn 6.5 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-409
0.14" -0.1"
ralston reservoir
SNOTEL GDNC2
2.64" -0.04"
laramie 7sse
SNOTEL CMBW4
3.3" -0.2"
lyons 0.3 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-146
3.1" -0.22"
niwot 0.7 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-338
2.83" -0.37"
lafayette 0.4 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-8
1.94" -0.25"
evergreen
SNOTEL EVGC2
3.35" -0.53"
cripple creek,co
SNOTEL CRIC2
1.52" -0.19"
evergreen 2.0 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-395
3" -0.53"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Flatiron Reservoir None 5,483 ft
Inlet Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,437 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Clear Creek RV Park 36 5,684 ft
Carter Lake - North Side Campgrounds None 5,792 ft
Carter Lake - South Side Campgrounds None 5,711 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
South Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,435 ft
Stove Prairie 9 6,068 ft
Standley Lake None 5,530 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Echo Mountain Park 13" 14° 1.37"
Eldora Mountain Resort 30" 17° 1.39"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Narrows 54.5cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Lower Boulder Canyon 40.2cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 54.5cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Main Section 47.8cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Middle Narrows 54.5cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.57cfs None Mi V+
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 30.6cfs None Mi III- to III+
Golden Whitewater Park 3.92cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Gnar Section 187.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+
Lower North Fork 54.5cfs 11.0 Mi III
Idledale to Morrison 20.5cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
October Hole 10.7cfs None Mi II
Upper Clear Creek 30.6cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 10.7cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Upper Narrows 54.5cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Upper North Fork 0.2cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
NSV 10.7cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.57cfs None Mi V+