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
Grand Lake Outlet Blw Chipmunk Ln At Grand Lk
USGS 09014050
49 cfs 8.2 ft
Colorado River Below Lake Granby
USGS 09019000
98 cfs 4.0 ft
Little Dry Creek At Westminster
USGS 06719840
0 cfs 7.4 ft
Fraser River At Upper Sta
USGS 09022000
24 cfs 1.3 ft
South Platte River Below Cheesman Lake
USGS 06701500
77 cfs 0.8 ft
Colorado River Near Granby
USGS 09019500
77 cfs 1.6 ft
S Clear Cr Abv Lwr Cabin Cr Res Spilwy Nr Georgtwn
USGS 06714500
30 cfs 1.4 ft
South Platte River At Fort Lupton
USGS 06721000
454 cfs 3.9 ft
Bear Creek At Morrison
USGS 06710500
44 cfs 6.3 ft
Fraser River Blw Crooked Cr At Tabernash Co
USGS 09033300
138 cfs 3.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Carter Lake - South Side Campgrounds None 5,711 ft
Carter Lake - North Side Campgrounds None 5,792 ft
Flatiron Reservoir None 5,483 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Inlet Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,437 ft
Stove Prairie 9 6,068 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Clear Creek RV Park 36 5,684 ft
South Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,435 ft
Standley Lake None 5,530 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Eldora Mountain Resort 24" 70° 0"
Echo Mountain Park 18" 66° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
October Hole 37.8cfs None Mi II
Upper Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+
Lower Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
Middle Narrows 182.0cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
NSV 37.8cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Golden Whitewater Park 3.92cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Lower Boulder Canyon 42.0cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 182.0cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Main Section 55.3cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 37.8cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Idledale to Morrison 11.2cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper North Fork 27.7cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+
Upper Clear Creek 60.7cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Lower North Fork 182.0cfs 11.0 Mi III
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 60.7cfs None Mi III- to III+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
Gnar Section 405.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+