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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Cache La Poudre River

Spencer Heights

Class V- TO V Difficulty


Too High
64°, Mostly Sunny Then Mostly Sunny And Windy

The Spencer Heights River Run in Colorado offers a thrilling Class III-IV whitewater experience, with challenging rapids such as Sledgehammer and Staircase. This section of the Arkansas River also features several large boulders and tight channels that require precise maneuvering. The best time to float this section of water is during the spring runoff, typically from May to early June, with recommended flows between 1200-2500 cfs. Overall, the Spencer Heights River Run is a thrilling adventure for experienced paddlers looking for a challenging run in a beautiful setting.

Weather today, Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Windy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 16 to 26 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Status Too High
Class Level V- to V
Elevation 5,245 ft
Run Length 2.5 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 52.6 cfs
Gauge Height 2.8 ft
Reporting Streamgage Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn
USGS 06752000

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