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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Cache La Poudre River

Rustic (Upper)

Class III TO III+ Difficulty


Too High
84°, Patchy Fog Then Showers Likely

The Rustic Upper River Run in Colorado is a moderate level Class III river run that is best floated during the early summer months when the water levels are at their highest. With tricky sections of rapids and rocks, the Rustic Upper River Run is best suited for experienced kayakers and rafters who are comfortable navigating through obstacles like the "Pine View Falls" and "The S Turn". It's recommended that the river's flow rate is around 800-1000 cfs to make for a more enjoyable experience. The stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests make it a great destination for adventure-seekers looking for a thrilling and scenic float.

Weather today, A chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Status Too High
Class Level III to III+
Elevation 5,245 ft
Run Length 20.0 Mi
Gradient 60 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 1180 cfs
Gauge Height 4.7 ft
Reporting Streamgage Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn
USGS 06752000

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Big Thompson River At Loveland
USGS 06741510
248 cfs 2.3 ft
N Frk Cache La Poudre R Blw Halligan Res Nr V Dal
USGS 06751150
86 cfs 2.9 ft
North Fork Cache La Poudre R. At Livermore
USGS 06751490
33 cfs 7.4 ft
Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn
USGS 06752000
1,180 cfs 4.7 ft
Laramie River Near Glendevey
USGS 06657500
177 cfs 1.7 ft
Colorado River Below Lake Granby
USGS 09019000
493 cfs 5.1 ft
Michigan River At Walden
USGS 06617100
52 cfs 2.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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