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 St. Vrain Creek Near Ward
USGS 06722500
4 cfs 1.5 ft
Plum Creek Near Sedalia
USGS 06709000
41 cfs 3.9 ft
Cache La Poudre River Near Greeley
USGS 06752500
116 cfs 2.1 ft
N Frk Cache La Poudre R Blw Halligan Res Nr V Dal
USGS 06751150
84 cfs 2.8 ft
Middle Boulder Creek At Nederland
USGS 06725500
9 cfs 0.6 ft
Fall River Near Idaho Springs
USGS 06717000
4 cfs 3.7 ft
Moffat Water Tunnel At East Portal
USGS 09022500
13 cfs 0.4 ft
Colorado River Below Lake Granby
USGS 09019000
21 cfs 3.2 ft
Bear Creek Above Bear Creek Lake Near Morrison
USGS 06710605
7 cfs 3.8 ft
Harvard Gulch At Colorado Blvd.
USGS 06711570
3 cfs 10.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
63" 4"
longmont 5.1 e, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-302
0.24" 0"
bellvue 5.9 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-4
5.28" 3.53"
la porte 10.0 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-567
3.42" 3.18"
woodland park 1.1 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-28
0.11" 0.05"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
0.36" 0"
aurora 2.1 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-AR-313
0.5" 0"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
12" 0"
nederland 0.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-322
5.74" 3.27"
evans
SNOTEL ENSC2
0.53" 0"
hudson 4.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-187
0.42" 0"
fort collins 3.9 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-112
2.32" 0"
boulder 2.9 s, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-4
0.96" 0"
loveland 2.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-687
1.79" 0"
highlands ranch 1.1 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-165
1.96" 0"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
33" -3"
carr 0.6 s, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-127
1.58" 0"
south platte river
SNOTEL ANTC2
2.42" -0.32"
allens park 1.5 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-22
12.21" 7.12"
nederland 4.8 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-110
4.98" 2.77"
boulder 1.8 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-491
1.53" 1.22"
laporte 1.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-761
2.93" 2.46"
broomfield 2.3 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-72
1.3" 0"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
59" 6"
erie 1.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-285
0.64" 0"
highlands ranch 2.5 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-178
1.9" 0"
evergreen 5 w, co
SNOTEL CO-CC-2
5.48" 3.83"
elizabeth #2
SNOTEL ELAC2
1.12" 0"
fort collins 4.9 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1020
2.44" 2.13"
loveland 2.8 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1109
4.93" 4.16"
berthoud 4.4 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-922
3.24" 2.91"
fcl 1.7 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-295
3.4" 2.91"
the pinery, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-294
0.43" 0"
evergreen
SNOTEL EVGC2
3.45" 2.63"
boulder 4.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-67
0.64" 0"
laramie 1se
SNOTEL ADFW4
0.79" 0.21"
thornton 2.1 n, co
SNOTEL CO-AD-100
0.26" 0"
parker 2.1 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-146
0.82" 0"
berthoud
SNOTEL ERTC2
1.63" 1.33"
georgetown
SNOTEL GEOC2
4.14" 2.84"
boulder 1.5 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-490
1.41" 1.17"
estes park 10.5 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1019
9.48" 6.28"
erie 1.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-209
0.14" 0"
eaton 1.8 se, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-441
0.54" 0"
niwot 2.3 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-248
0.67" 0"
boulder 2.0 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-380
1.43" 1.13"
lyons 0.3 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-146
4.7" 4.13"
longmont 1.8 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-361
0.34" 0"
boulder 2.2 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-452
2.23" 1.87"
wheat ridge 2.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-290
0.34" 0"
fort collins 4.2 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-758
1.94" 0"
aspen springs amrad
SNOTEL ASIC2
3.7" 2.65"
monument 3s
SNOTEL DMDC2
0.81" 0"
boulder 4.7 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-220
0.55" 0"
cripple creek,co
SNOTEL CRIC2
0.07" 0"
nederland 4.2 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-233
4.68" 2.68"
black forest 6wnw
SNOTEL BKFC2
1" 0"
longmont 2.1 n, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-143
0.49" 0"
golden 12.5 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-331
3.71" 2.56"
livermore 9.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-897
5.22" 3.74"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
55" 4"
loveland 2.3 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-854
4.56" 3.82"
longmont 1.8 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-352
0.38" 0"
cr66
SNOTEL GEYC2
0.62" 0"
fort collins 9.6 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-630
1.66" 0"
fort lupton 7.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-326
0.11" 0"
lakewood 1.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-333
0.47" 0"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
20.91" 4.1"
boulder 1.9 se, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-30
0.7" 0"
red feather 5.9 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-329
5.57" 3.71"
rollinsville 1.1 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-17
12.99" 2.67"
erie 1.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-455
0.72" 0"
monument 2.1 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-EP-17
1.21" 0"
glen haven 1.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-868
5.65" 2.58"
aurora 5 se
SNOTEL AUOC2
0.49" 0"
firestone
SNOTEL FSNC2
0.14" 0"
aurora 4.0 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-AR-259
0.42" 0"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
41" 6"
colorado springs 6.9 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-EP-282
0.68" 0"
evergreen 1.3 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-424
3.68" 2.84"
longmont 8.2 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-203
0.12" 0"
denver 6.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-3
0.35" 0"
parker 3.5 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-292
1.18" 0"
conifer 5.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-222
3.78" 1.72"
franktown 3e
SNOTEL FNKC2
0.94" 0"
littleton 6.0 w, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-376
0.26" 0.13"
wellington 0.8 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1008
1.71" 0"
lafayette 0.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-266
1.35" 0"
loveland 1.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-40
3.95" 3.31"
fort collins 0.9 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-849
3.15" 2.71"
fort collins 3.4 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-653
2.76" 2.36"
fort collins 5.4 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-623
5.32" 4.46"
evergreen 2.0 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-395
3.84" 2.77"
denver 8 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-DN-30
0.99" 0"
fcl 3.0 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-284
3.84" 3.18"
nederland 2.61 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-75
6.13" 3.25"
amrad
SNOTEL CNRC2
5.56" 3.34"
loveland 2.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-676
4.56" 3.82"
greeley 3.9 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-3
0.52" 0"
buford 4se
SNOTEL BFDW4
2.6" 2.07"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
58" 3"
fort collins 1.2 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1137
3.02" 2.59"
fcl 1.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-320
3.97" 3.34"
highlands ranch 3.2 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-74
2.17" 0"
erie 1.5 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-511
0.16" 0"
evergreen 3.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-CC-22
5.47" 3.88"
longmont 3.3 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-507
0.51" 0"
aurora 7.3 se, co
SNOTEL CO-AR-207
0.69" 0"
gleneagle 0.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-EP-61
1.02" 0"
fcl 7.9 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-250
2.59" 0"
westminster 1.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-AD-153
1" 0"
boulder 2.1 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-437
1.53" 1.22"
rollinsville 1.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-25
3.69" 2.36"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
43" 0"
estes park,co
SNOTEL ETSC2
5.8" 2.92"
evergreen 6.5 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CC-1
6.02" 4.06"
fcl 2.55 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-340
2.76" 2.36"
estes park 1.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1115
6.41" 2.99"
boulder 1.6 s, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-14
1.07" 0.99"
englewood #2
SNOTEL ENLC2
0.54" 0"
fort collins 1.1 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-863
3.51" 2.97"
lake george 7.2 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-39
1.35" 0.15"
nederland 5.8 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-57
4.54" 2.66"
colorado springs 7ne
SNOTEL CSEC2
0.53" 0"
laramie 7sse
SNOTEL CMBW4
0.93" 0.33"
windsor 3.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-845
1.73" 0"
cheesman
SNOTEL CHEC2
1.02" 0"
wellington 0.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-952
1.7" 0"
grant
SNOTEL GRTC2
7.58" 2.98"
florissant 5.0 n, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-19
0.62" 0.09"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
20" 3"
ward 4.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-202
11.48" 6.42"
nederland 3.7 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-296
5.43" 2.94"
fcl 2.3 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-311
3.29" 2.75"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
57" 8"
lov 3.4 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-472
2.65" 2.06"
estes park 1.8 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-987
6.43" 3.25"
westminster 2.3 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-AD-225
1.17" 0"
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"
longmont 3.0 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-435
0.48" 0"
fort collins
SNOTEL FORC2
3.19" 2.72"
fort collins 4.6 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-762
2.53" 2.2"
gross reservoir
SNOTEL GRRC2
2.96" 2.16"
wellington 3.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-918
1.69" 0"
estes park 1.8 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-767
6.5" 3.31"
lyons 4.8 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-50
6.67" 5.46"
windsor 3.0 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-507
1.01" 0"
fort collins 5.5 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1100
3.84" 3.27"
nunn 6.5 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-409
1.83" 0"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
10" 4"
ralston reservoir
SNOTEL GDNC2
2.39" 2.25"
lafayette 2.5 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-222
0.4" 0"
arvada 4.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-455
0.5" 0"
colorado springs 10 ne
SNOTEL CMHC2
0.89" 0"
estes park 3.3 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-247
7.49" 3.73"
greeley 2.6 w, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-171
0.59" 0"
lakewood 2.2 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-179
1.41" 0"
fcl 5.6 e, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-393
2.6" 0"
fcl 2.2 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-273
3.22" 2.7"
arvada 3.5 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-457
0.53" 0"
highlands ranch 0.6 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-176
2.03" 0"
fort collins 2.8 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1009
3.93" 3.29"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
39" 3"
castle rock 1.7 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-62
0.91" 0.89"
black forest 3.8 w, co
SNOTEL CO-EP-396
1.07" 0"
denver 0.4 e, co
SNOTEL CO-DN-175
0.43" 0"
cheyenne wfo
SNOTEL CYSW4
1.95" 1.65"
fort collins 3.7 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-885
3.81" 3.26"
littleton 6.4 w, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-212
1.44" 1.19"
conifer 3.2 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-53
4.5" 2.5"
nunn 1.2 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-345
2.01" 0"
hygiene,co
SNOTEL HGIC2
0.66" 0"
aurora south
SNOTEL EAGC2
0.86" 0"
boulder 1.5 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-496
1.01" 0"
jamestown 2.5 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-343
6.12" 3.61"
broomfield 3.2 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BR-32
0.69" 0"
evergreen 4.2 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-157
4.54" 3.17"
black forest 3.9 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-EP-66
1.06" 1.05"
franktown 3.6 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-DG-293
1.22" 0"
bailey
SNOTEL BLYC2
3.18" 1.1"
greeley 4.6 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-WE-318
0.65" 0"
fcl 3.0 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-391
4.4" 3.7"
lafayette 0.4 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-8
1.24" 0"
virginia dale 7.2 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-672
4.86" 3.73"
fort collins 2.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-75
4.19" 3.52"
lafayette 2.3 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-290
1.34" 0"
cheyenne 7ne
SNOTEL GRAW4
1.9" 1.62"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Stove Prairie 9 6,068 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Carter Lake - North Side Campgrounds None 5,792 ft
Flatiron Reservoir None 5,483 ft
Standley Lake None 5,530 ft
Inlet Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,437 ft
Clear Creek RV Park 36 5,684 ft
South Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,435 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Carter Lake - South Side Campgrounds None 5,711 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Echo Mountain Park 31" 22° 12.94"
Eldora Mountain Resort 26" 26° 14.44"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 49.5cfs None Mi III- to III+
Idledale to Morrison 23.7cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper North Fork 69.7cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 56.4cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Filter Plant 1.66cfs None Mi II to III+
Middle Narrows 56.4cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Lower North Fork 72.4cfs 11.0 Mi III
Upper Clear Creek 49.5cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Golden Whitewater Park 1.66cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Upper South Boulder Creek 11.0cfs None Mi V+
Main Section 46.8cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Filter Plant 1.66cfs None Mi II to III+
Gnar Section 141.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Lower Boulder Canyon 50.8cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Lower Narrows 72.4cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Upper South Boulder Creek 11.0cfs None Mi V+
Upper Narrows 56.4cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
NSV 55.4cfs 13.0 Mi V+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 55.4cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
October Hole 55.4cfs None Mi II