Make an Announcement

Communicate warnings, disperse advice, and share.


THE UPPER

Whitewater River Run





Colorado Lake Creek

The Upper

Class V TO V+ Easy

41 CFS

Too High
63°, 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 41.3 cfs
Gage Height 2.3 ft
Reporting Streamgage Lake Creek Above Twin Lakes Reservoir
USGS 07084500

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Eagle R Bl Wastewater Treatment Plant At Avon
USGS 09067020
94 cfs 2.8 ft
Gunnison River Near Gunnison
USGS 09114500
197 cfs 1.0 ft
Tenmile Creek Bl North Tenmile C
USGS 09050100
38 cfs 1.9 ft
Arkansas River Near Leadville
USGS 07081200
32 cfs 4.7 ft
Castle Creek At Aspen
USGS 09075400
43 cfs ft
Lake Fork Below Sugar Loaf Reservoir
USGS 07082500
3 cfs 0.3 ft
Saguache Creek Near Saguache
USGS 08227000
47 cfs 1.5 ft
South Fork Of Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09035900
12 cfs 2.4 ft
Roaring Fork River Ab Difficult C Nr Aspen
USGS 09073300
32 cfs 1.3 ft
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
25 cfs 1.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
1" 0"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
1" 0"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
1" 0"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
2" 1"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
11" 1"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
1" 0"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
10" -2"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
2" 1"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
1" 1"
Columbine
SNOTEL 408
1" 0"
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
1" 0"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
1" 0"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
3" 3"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
1" 0"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
1" 1"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Lottis Creek 27 9,068 ft
Parry Peak 26 9,430 ft
Gold Park 11 9,246 ft
Comanche 4 8,962 ft
Elk Wallow 7 8,829 ft
Lost Man 10 10,513 ft
Cold Spring 6 8,954 ft
Elbert Creek 17 10,095 ft
Chapman 84 8,598 ft
Fulford Cave 7 9,422 ft
Middle Quartz 7 10,230 ft
Halfmoon 7 10,294 ft
Tigiwon 9 9,994 ft
Halfmoon West 16 9,932 ft
Dorchester 10 9,925 ft
Dinner Station 22 9,613 ft
Twin Peaks 37 9,615 ft
Rivers End 15 9,356 ft
Gold Creek 6 10,005 ft
Portal 5 10,576 ft
Mayqueen 27 9,884 ft
Quartz 10 9,849 ft
Lakeview - Almont 35 9,556 ft
Mirror Lake - Almont 10 11,007 ft
Yeoman Park 24 9,062 ft
Lodgepole - Almont 16 8,905 ft
Pitkin 22 9,362 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Aspen Highlands 11" 58° 0"
Vail 1" 58° 0"
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 0" 53° 0"
Aspen Mountain 0" 59° 0"
Buttermilk Mountain 11" 58° 0"
Ski Cooper 1" 55° 0"
Beaver Creek Resort 0" 69° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
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+
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 250.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Numbers 183.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
State Bridge to Burns 552.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Dowd Chute 150.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 183.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
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
Castle Creek 203.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower (Bottom Four) 38.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III

Log Your Visit

When was your last visit to The Upper?

Add a Photo

How was it? How were conditions?

Rate the paddle


Submit

Leave A Review

The Upper

Submit

Upload an Image

The Upper
Login

Need an Account?

Forgot Your Password?

Delete User Account

Welcome to Snoflo


Continue with a free account

Already Have an Account?


Snoflo Premium

Start Your Free Trial Today!

Remove Snoflo Premium

Add a Promo Code

Already Have an Account?


Welcome to Snoflo


Continue with a free account

Add Snoflo Premium


Already Have an Account?



Please Verify Your Account

Favorite Limit Reached
Signup for a Free Account

Already Have an Account?