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THE UPPER

Whitewater River Run





Colorado Lake Creek

The Upper

Class V TO V+ Easy

-999 CFS

Too High
36°, Sunny

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Lake Creek are between a bare minimum of 150cfs and a high of 700cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 07084500, the Lake Creek Above Twin Lakes Reservoir Remember only watercraft are permitted at The Upper.

Status Too High
Class Level V to V+
Elevation 9,315 ft
Run Length 8.0 Mi
Gradient 125 FPM
Streamflow Discharge -999 cfs
Gage Height 3.2 ft
Reporting Streamgage Lake Creek Above Twin Lakes Reservoir
USGS 07084500

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Beaver Creek At Avon
USGS 09067000
8 cfs 2.0 ft
Missouri Creek Near Gold Park
USGS 09063900
2 cfs 1.4 ft
Arkansas River Below Granite
USGS 07087050
204 cfs 11.2 ft
Bemrose-Hoosier Diversion Near Hoosier Pass
USGS 09044300
0 cfs 0.0 ft
Colorado River Near Kremmling
USGS 09058000
468 cfs 4.1 ft
Lake Fork Below Sugar Loaf Reservoir
USGS 07082500
4 cfs 0.3 ft
Arkansas River Near Nathrop
USGS 07091200
339 cfs 3.9 ft
Taylor River Below Taylor Park Reservoir
USGS 09109000
82 cfs 3.4 ft
Blue River Near Dillon
USGS 09046600
33 cfs 4.2 ft
East Fork Eagle River Near Climax
USGS 09061600
2 cfs 0.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
44" -1"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
123" -5"
Beaver Ck Village
SNOTEL 1041
40" -2"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
44" -2"
Copper Mountain
SNOTEL 415
42" -1"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
39" -2"
Middle Creek
SNOTEL 624
50" 0"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
32" 0"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
41" 2"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
34" 0"
Upper San Juan
SNOTEL 840
78" -1"
Wolf Creek Summit
SNOTEL 874
85" -1"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
36" 0"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
65" -3"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
39" -1"
Schofield Pass
SNOTEL 737
88" -4"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
11" 0"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
16" 0"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
46" -2"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
30" -1"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
59" -2"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
64" -3"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
36" -1"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
33" -1"
Bear River
SNOTEL 1061
34" -1"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
48" -16"
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
48" -1"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
46" -1"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
10" 0"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
37" -1"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
7" 1"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
61" -1"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
75" -10"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
41" -1"
Roach
SNOTEL 718
55" -3"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
30" -2"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
33" -1"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
46" -1"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
72" -3"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
36" 0"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
20" -1"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
38" -3"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
39" 0"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
47" -1"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Mirror Lake - Almont 10 11,007 ft
Dinner Station 22 9,613 ft
Halfmoon West 16 9,932 ft
Lottis Creek 27 9,068 ft
Cold Spring 6 8,954 ft
Quartz 10 9,849 ft
Mayqueen 27 9,884 ft
Yeoman Park 24 9,062 ft
Lakeview - Almont 35 9,556 ft
Comanche 4 8,962 ft
Parry Peak 26 9,430 ft
Dorchester 10 9,925 ft
Elk Wallow 7 8,829 ft
Gold Park 11 9,246 ft
Portal 5 10,576 ft
Lodgepole - Almont 16 8,905 ft
Chapman 84 8,598 ft
Rivers End 15 9,356 ft
Lost Man 10 10,513 ft
Fulford Cave 7 9,422 ft
Halfmoon 7 10,294 ft
Elbert Creek 17 10,095 ft
Twin Peaks 37 9,615 ft
Tigiwon 9 9,994 ft
Middle Quartz 7 10,230 ft
Pitkin 22 9,362 ft
Gold Creek 6 10,005 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Aspen Mountain 41" 31° 1.87"
Aspen Highlands 46" 29° 2.12"
Ski Cooper 21" 23° 0"
Beaver Creek Resort 46" 32° 2.19"
Vail 64" 19° 0"
Buttermilk Mountain 46" 29° 2.12"
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 49" 18° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Dowd Chute 150.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Lower (Bottom Four) 38.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 183.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Numbers 183.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 250.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 250.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
The Upper 38.3cfs 8.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
State Bridge to Burns 552.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
Castle Creek 203.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III

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