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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Saint Vrain, South Fork

Ssv - Confluence To Picnic Grounds

Class V TO V+


Too High
68°, Showers Likely

The SSV Confluence to Picnic Grounds river run in Colorado is a Class III-IV whitewater rafting experience that features several challenging obstacles, including the S-Turn Rapid and the Pinball section. The best time of year to float this section of water is from May to June, when the water levels are high and the rapids are at their most intense. Recommended flow rates range from 500-1000 cfs. This section of the river is not recommended for inexperienced rafters or those who are not comfortable with more challenging rapids.

Weather today, A chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Status Too High
Class Level V to V+
Elevation 5,305 ft
Run Length 5.0 Mi
Gradient 140 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 365 cfs
Gauge Height 4.1 ft
Reporting Streamgage St. Vrain Creek At Lyons
USGS 06724000

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Cottonwood Creek At Woodmen Rd Nr Colo Springs
USGS 07103980
3 cfs 0.5 ft
Fountain Creek Near Colorado Springs
USGS 07103700
29 cfs 3.5 ft
South Platte River Near Lake George
USGS 06696000
50 cfs 0.7 ft
Williams Canyon Abv Mouth Near Manitou Springs
USGS 07103100
0 cfs 3.9 ft
Cottonwood Creek At Mouth
USGS 07103990
4 cfs 2.8 ft
Monument Creek At Pikeview
USGS 07104000
30 cfs 4.4 ft
Cottonwood Ck At Union Blvd
USGS 07103987
3 cfs 11.1 ft
Monument Cr Abv Woodmen Rd At Colorado Springs
USGS 07103970
24 cfs 4.4 ft
Camp Creek At Garden Of The Gods
USGS 07103703
6 cfs 2.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Popular Destinations

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Eldora Mountain Resort 0" 57° 0"
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 2" 58° 0.06"
Echo Mountain Park 2" 53° 0.43"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper North Fork 272.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Idledale to Morrison 204.0cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper South Boulder Creek 377.0cfs None Mi V+
Spencer Heights 1130.0cfs 2.5 Mi V- to V
Big South 454.0cfs 12.0 Mi V to V+
October Hole 360.0cfs None Mi II
Main Section 954.0cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Golden Whitewater Park 704.0cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Upper Clear Creek 687.0cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Upper South Boulder Creek 377.0cfs None Mi V+
Filter Plant 704.0cfs None Mi II to III+
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 687.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Lower Boulder Canyon 221.0cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Filter Plant 704.0cfs None Mi II to III+
NSV 360.0cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Gnar Section 653.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Lower North Fork 1130.0cfs 11.0 Mi III
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 360.0cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Rustic (Upper) 1130.0cfs 20.0 Mi III to III+
Upper Narrows 1130.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Middle Narrows 1130.0cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 1130.0cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Lower Narrows 1130.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+

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