Rustic (Upper)


Upper Rustic is a fun run that doesn't see too much action.  As with all Poudre Runs the put in is really up to you, and there are many river access options scattered throughout the run.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Cache La Poudre River are between a bare minimum of cfs and a high of cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06752000, the Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn Remember only watercraft are permitted at Rustic (Upper).

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Laramie R Bl Pioneer Canal Nr Woods Landing
USGS 06659502
1,010 cfs 3.2 ft
Grand River Ditch At La Poudre Pass
USGS 09010000
-999 cfs 0.3 ft
Clear Creek Abv West Fork Clear Creek Nr Empire Co
USGS 06715000
11 cfs 3.5 ft
Fourmile Creek At Orodell
USGS 06727500
1 cfs 4.4 ft
Grand Lake Outlet Blw Chipmunk Ln At Grand Lk
USGS 09014050
7 cfs 8.3 ft
Chicago Creek Blw Devils Canyon Nr Idaho Sprgs Co
USGS 06717400
-999 cfs -1,310.7 ft
Bobtail Creek Near Jones Pass
USGS 09034900
1 cfs 2.3 ft
Ranch Creek Blw Meadow Cr Nr Tabernash Co
USGS 09033100
17 cfs 6.9 ft
Moffat Water Tunnel At East Portal
USGS 09022500
7 cfs 0.3 ft
Left Hand Creek Near Boulder
USGS 06724500
3 cfs 0.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
dillon 2.3 se, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-16
15.64" 0.1"
boulder 2.9 s, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-4
4.59" 1.96"
nederland 3.7 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-296
10.67" 1.83"
lake george 7.2 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-39
0.63" 0.42"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
21" 0"
longmont 2.1 n, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-143
4.6" 1.44"
fort collins 5.4 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-623
3.15" 1.28"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
35" 1"
loveland 2.8 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1109
6.28" 1.37"
boulder 4.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-67
4.83" 2.27"
fcl 2.55 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-340
1.86" 0.69"
nederland 5.8 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-57
10.48" 1.65"
red feather 5.9 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-329
0.66" 0.15"
laramie 7sse
SNOTEL CMBW4
3.37" 0.07"
niwot 2.3 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-248
6.16" 1.75"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
11" 0"
fcl 3.0 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-284
4.44" 0.93"
cripple creek 5.1 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-16
0.95" 0"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
25" -1"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
13.32" -0.59"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
40" -2"
buford 4se
SNOTEL BFDW4
1.26" 0.14"
fort collins 0.9 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-849
4.5" 0.88"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
19.05" 0.46"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
19.18" -0.23"
Sand Lake
SNOTEL 731
59" -1"
lafayette 2.5 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-222
4.5" 2.11"
wheat ridge 2.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-290
3.13" 1.25"
georgetown
SNOTEL GEOC2
3.14" -0.49"
ward 4.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-202
13.2" 1.69"
Roach
SNOTEL 718
42" -3"
frisco 0.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-4
17.77" 0"
buena vista,co
SNOTEL BNVC2
2.01" 0.65"
lyons 0.3 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-146
4.14" 1.04"
amrad
SNOTEL CNRC2
5.05" 1.54"
hygiene,co
SNOTEL HGIC2
1.81" -0.22"
cheesman
SNOTEL CHEC2
2.93" 1.16"
fort collins 4.9 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1020
2.59" 0.53"
loveland 1.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-40
6.24" 1.33"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
9.65" 2.05"
ralston reservoir
SNOTEL GDNC2
2.64" -0.04"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
32" 0"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
48" 1"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
37" 3"
lakewood 2.2 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-179
3.58" 1.09"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
50" 0"
glen haven 1.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-868
4.47" 1.09"
Michigan Creek
SNOTEL 937
29" 1"
lafayette 0.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-266
4.06" 2.1"
longmont 1.8 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-361
3.46" 1.38"
nederland 4.8 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-110
9.37" 1.73"
boulder 2.1 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-437
3.92" 1.59"
nederland 2.61 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-75
7.98" 1.89"
Copper Mountain
SNOTEL 415
36" 0"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
37" -1"
fort collins 4.6 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-762
1.52" 0.57"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
30" 0"
wellington 3.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-918
0.89" 0.29"
jamestown 2.5 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-343
4.66" 1.45"
fcl 1.7 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-295
4.68" 0.97"
golden 12.5 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-331
10.06" 1.83"
evergreen 6.5 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CC-1
4.21" 0.95"
lyons 4.8 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-50
6.44" 1.43"
estes park 3.3 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-247
4.14" 1.35"
littleton 6.4 w, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-212
3.55" 1.22"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
17" 1"
denver 6.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-3
3.7" 1.1"
estes park 1.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1115
10.37" 1.16"
loveland 2.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-676
6.13" 1.4"
boulder 4.7 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-220
4.94" 1.98"
rollinsville 1.1 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-17
13.59" 1.47"
evergreen 2.0 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-395
4.41" 1.41"
Windy Peak
SNOTEL 872
16" 1"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
24.48" 0.02"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
25.56" 0.08"
estes park 1.8 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-987
3.82" 1.14"
gross reservoir
SNOTEL GRRC2
4.45" -0.85"
silverthorne 21 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-35
16.49" 0.14"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
26" 1"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
27" 2"
nederland 4.2 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-233
8.33" 1.7"
bellvue 5.9 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-4
3.88" 1.27"
longmont 3.3 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-507
4.06" 1.51"
arvada 2.1 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-427
3.48" 1.37"
fcl 2.2 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-273
3.61" 0.78"
longmont 3.0 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-435
4.02" 1.5"
arvada 3.5 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-457
3.89" 1.9"
aspen springs amrad
SNOTEL ASIC2
3.83" 0.84"
evergreen 3.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-CC-22
3.99" 0.95"
rollinsville 1.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-25
8.07" 1.63"
grant
SNOTEL GRTC2
1.92" -0.29"
woodland park 1.1 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-28
0.35" -0.27"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
52" -1"
wheat ridge 0.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-343
3.28" 1.29"
berthoud 4.4 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-922
4.91" 1.45"
evergreen 4.2 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-157
4.99" 1.84"
la porte 10.0 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-567
0.89" 0.23"
fort collins 3.7 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-885
4.14" 1.17"
lafayette 0.4 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-8
3.98" 2.04"
boulder 1.6 s, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-14
4.55" 1.92"
boulder 1.8 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-491
3.92" 1.59"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
27" 1"
littleton 6.0 w, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-376
3.83" 1.13"
Laprele Creek
SNOTEL 571
19" -1"
bailey
SNOTEL BLYC2
2.25" 0.62"
fcl 2.3 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-311
1.93" 0.78"
fort collins 1.1 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-863
4.3" 0.99"
loveland 2.3 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-854
6.13" 1.4"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
51" 0"
lov 3.4 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-472
6.14" 1.35"
nederland 0.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-322
10.44" 2.02"
conifer 5.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-222
2.3" 0.83"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
56" -1"
allens park 1.5 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-22
15.72" 2.92"
arvada 3.8 w, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-240
3.59" 1.57"
fort collins 2.8 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1009
5.37" 1.07"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
14" 1"
evergreen
SNOTEL EVGC2
3.35" -0.53"
fort collins 2.8 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-75
4.93" 1.13"
south platte river
SNOTEL ANTC2
0.85" 0.49"
boulder 1.9 se, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-30
4.72" 2.07"
boulder 1.5 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-496
4.15" 1.7"
fcl 1.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-320
5.79" 1.1"
estes park 10.5 se, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1019
5.56" 0.87"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
49" 0"
longmont 1.8 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-352
3.45" 1.38"
broomfield 2.3 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-72
4.08" 2.1"
dillon,co
SNOTEL DLLC2
11.8" -0.15"
livermore 9.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-897
1.77" 0.71"
evergreen 1.3 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-424
4.35" 0.94"
Reno Hill
SNOTEL 716
34" 3"
erie 1.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-285
3.78" 1.88"
boulder 2.0 w, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-380
4.64" 1.62"
laramie 1se
SNOTEL ADFW4
2.76" 0.13"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
43" 0"
fcl 3.0 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-391
5.73" 1.2"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
29" 3"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
40" 2"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
42" 0"
niwot 0.7 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-338
4.52" 1.69"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
37" 0"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
20.67" 1.87"
lakewood 1.7 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-333
4.26" 1.49"
loveland 3.0 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-104
4.73" 1.31"
fort collins 5.5 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1100
4.71" 1.24"
evergreen 5 w, co
SNOTEL CO-CC-2
3.97" 0.96"
arvada 4.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-455
3.62" 1.5"
lafayette 2.3 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-290
4.35" 2.07"
virginia dale 7.2 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-672
0.23" 0.07"
florissant 5.0 n, co
SNOTEL CO-TL-19
1.29" -0.42"
conifer 3.2 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-JF-53
4.66" 1.25"
fort collins 3.4 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-653
1.86" 0.69"
erie 1.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-455
3.87" 1.9"
boulder 2.2 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-452
3.8" 1.49"
boulder 1.5 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-490
6.36" 1.52"
estes park 1.8 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-767
8.47" 1.17"
berthoud
SNOTEL ERTC2
2.02" -0.14"
laporte 1.4 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-761
1.69" 0.59"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
43" 1"
fort collins 4.2 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-758
5.7" 1.17"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Longs Peak - Rocky Mountain National Park 26 9,397 ft
Glacier Basin - Rocky Mountain National Park 150 8,604 ft
Big South 4 8,580 ft
Meeboer Lake Access Area - WGF None 7,239 ft
Grand View 9 10,038 ft
West Lake 36 8,254 ft
Big Bend 8 7,717 ft
North Fork Poudre 9 9,159 ft
Aspenglen - Rocky Mountain National Park 51 8,227 ft
Moraine Park None 8,111 ft
Bellaire Lake 26 8,665 ft
Sleeping Elephant 15 7,865 ft
Long Draw 25 10,059 ft
Dowdy Lake 70 8,176 ft
Aspen Glen 9 8,694 ft
Tom Bennett 10 8,963 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch 51" 11° 1.19"
Eldora Mountain Resort 30" 17° 1.39"
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 41" 17° 1.58"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Big South 23.8cfs 12.0 Mi V to V+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.57cfs None Mi V+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.57cfs None Mi V+
Spencer Heights 54.5cfs 2.5 Mi V- to V
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 10.7cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Narrows 54.5cfs 0.5 Mi V- 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
Rustic (Upper) 54.5cfs 20.0 Mi III to III+
Upper Narrows 54.5cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Middle Narrows 54.5cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Gnar Section 187.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Upper North Fork 0.2cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
NSV 10.7cfs 13.0 Mi V+