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
Middle Boulder Creek At Nederland
USGS 06725500
4 cfs 0.4 ft
First Cr Ab 96Th Ave
USGS 06720480
1 cfs ft
Crow Creek At 19Th Street
USGS 06755960
3 cfs 1.6 ft
Laramie River Near Glendevey
USGS 06657500
-999 cfs 8.7 ft
Cabin Creek Near Fraser
USGS 09032100
2 cfs 1.7 ft
Ranch Creek Near Fraser
USGS 09032000
2 cfs 4.4 ft
Chicago Creek Blw Devils Canyon Nr Idaho Sprgs Co
USGS 06717400
-999 cfs -1,310.7 ft
Colorado River Below Lake Granby
USGS 09019000
21 cfs 3.2 ft
South Platte River At Fort Lupton
USGS 06721000
186 cfs 3.3 ft
Clear Creek At Mouth
USGS 06720000
14 cfs 3.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
erie 1.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-209
0.34" -0.14"
loveland 3.0 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-104
1.8" -0.25"
fcl 3.0 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-284
1.61" -0.1"
loveland 2.3 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-854
2.02" -0.11"
fcl 1.7 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-295
1.78" -0.14"
loveland 2.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-687
1.18" -0.08"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
43" -1"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
52" -2"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
46" -1"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
19" -1"
fort collins 3.4 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-653
0.69" -0.3"
fort collins 2.8 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1009
2.3" -0.14"
fort collins 2.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-75
1.92" -0.23"
fcl 3.0 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-391
2.38" -0.15"
fort collins 3.7 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-885
0.99" -0.27"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
6" -2"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
49" -1"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
28" 0"
estes park 1.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1115
5.75" -0.62"
nederland 0.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-322
4" -0.69"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
22" -1"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
26" -1"
niwot 2.3 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-248
1.12" -0.11"
lyons 0.3 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-146
0.56" -0.42"
nederland 5.8 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-57
1.15" -0.8"
loveland 2.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-676
2.02" -0.11"
fort collins 0.9 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-849
1.76" -0.12"
longmont 1.8 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-352
0.44" -0.08"
estes park 1.8 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-767
3.58" -0.85"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
42" -1"
cheesman
SNOTEL CHEC2
0.01" -1.41"
fort collins
SNOTEL FORC2
1.74" -0.16"
rollinsville 1.1 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-17
7.24" -0.58"
fcl 5.6 e, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-393
1.28" -0.07"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
42" 0"
fort collins 1.2 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1137
1.52" -0.14"
monument 3s
SNOTEL DMDC2
0.31" -1.3"
fort collins 9.6 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-630
1.66" -0.04"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
49" -1"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
16.22" -0.26"
eaton 1.8 se, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-441
0.09" -0.19"
fort collins 1.1 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-863
1.34" -0.25"
loveland 2.8 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1109
1.96" -0.08"
fcl 1.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-320
2.2" -0.41"
longmont 3.0 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-435
0.33" -0.11"
longmont 2.1 n, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-143
1.56" -0.02"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
23" 0"
Glen Cove
SNOTEL 1057
2" 2"
conifer 3.2 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-53
1.94" -0.48"
monument 2.1 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-EP-17
0.11" -1.08"
nederland 4.8 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-110
3.78" -0.55"
fort collins 5.5 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1100
0.82" -0.35"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
33" 0"
nederland 3.7 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-296
2.08" -0.44"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
7" 0"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
47" -2"
lov 3.4 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-472
2.61" -0.05"
longmont 8.2 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-203
2.06" -0.01"
laramie 7sse
SNOTEL CMBW4
3.07" -0.45"
greeley 3.9 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-3
0.18" 0.04"
berthoud 4.4 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-922
1.18" -0.05"
nederland 2.61 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-75
1.25" -0.57"
fort collins 3.9 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-112
4.46" -0.09"
lyons 4.8 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-50
1.98" -0.3"
rollinsville 1.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-25
1.75" -0.48"
amrad
SNOTEL CNRC2
1.12" -0.52"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
36" -1"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
12" 0"
berthoud
SNOTEL ERTC2
0.73" -0.07"
conifer 5.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-222
1.13" -0.4"
allens park 1.5 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-22
8.48" -0.62"
fcl 2.55 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-340
0.69" -0.3"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
36" 0"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
26" 0"
laramie 1se
SNOTEL ADFW4
1.35" -0.49"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
9.86" -0.51"
ward 4.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-202
2.72" -0.63"
longmont 1.8 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-361
1.09" -0.02"
fort collins 4.2 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-758
2.66" -0.08"
loveland 1.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-40
2.3" -0.22"
fcl 2.2 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-273
0.56" -0.4"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
38" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Stove Prairie 9 6,068 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Inlet Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,437 ft
Carter Lake - South Side Campgrounds None 5,711 ft
Carter Lake - North Side Campgrounds None 5,792 ft
Clear Creek RV Park 36 5,684 ft
Flatiron Reservoir None 5,483 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Standley Lake None 5,530 ft
South Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,435 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Eldora Mountain Resort 22" 32° 3.42"
Echo Mountain Park 6" 32° 3.18"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Main Section 47.8cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Idledale to Morrison 8.83cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Gnar Section 237.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Middle Narrows 54.5cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Lower Boulder Canyon 40.2cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Filter Plant 122.0cfs None Mi II to III+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.57cfs None Mi V+
Upper Clear Creek 56.4cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Upper North Fork 0.2cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
NSV 9.49cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Golden Whitewater Park 122.0cfs 0.75 Mi II+
October Hole 9.49cfs None Mi II
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 54.5cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Filter Plant 122.0cfs None Mi II to III+
Upper Narrows 54.5cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 56.4cfs None Mi III- to III+
Lower Narrows 54.5cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Lower North Fork 54.5cfs 11.0 Mi III
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.57cfs None Mi V+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 9.49cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+