Upper Clear Creek


Also known as the "Kermits" run.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Clear Creek are between a bare minimum of 300cfs and a high of 2,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06719505, the Clear Creek At Golden Remember only watercraft are permitted at Upper Clear Creek.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Cherry Creek Near Franktown
USGS 06712000
6 cfs 2.7 ft
Grand Lake Outlet Blw Chipmunk Ln At Grand Lk
USGS 09014050
535 cfs 8.6 ft
West Monument Creek At Air Force Academy
USGS 07103800
3 cfs 1.3 ft
South Platte River At South Platte
USGS 06707500
153 cfs 2.1 ft
Big Dry Creek Blw C-470 At Highlands Ranch
USGS 06710150
1 cfs 1.7 ft
Clear Creek Near Lawson
USGS 06716500
26 cfs 2.6 ft
Fountain Creek At Colorado Springs
USGS 07105500
54 cfs 5.3 ft
South Platte River Near Lake George
USGS 06696000
56 cfs 0.7 ft
Monument Cr Abv Woodmen Rd At Colorado Springs
USGS 07103970
12 cfs 4.1 ft
Sand Creek Above Mouth At Colorado Springs
USGS 07105600
2 cfs 2.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
ward 4.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-202
2.01" -1.14"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
28" -1"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
54" -2"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
25" -2"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
54" -4"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
38" -2"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
1.41" -1.46"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
8" -2"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
40" -2"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
2.18" -0.74"
Glen Cove
SNOTEL 1057
14" 0"
cripple creek,co
SNOTEL CRIC2
4.71" -0.74"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
56" -4"
rollinsville 1.1 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-17
10.42" -1.24"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
19" -2"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
44" -1"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
61" -2"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
36" -2"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
33" -1"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
39" 2"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
55" -1"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
53" -2"
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
44" -1"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
38" -2"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
33" -1"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
1" -1"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
30" -1"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
35" -2"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
48" -2"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
13.79" -0.8"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
50" -2"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
53" 0"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
46" -1"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
21" -2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Kelly Dahl 46 8,615 ft
Buffalo 41 7,321 ft
Kelsey 17 8,035 ft
Lost Park 12 9,958 ft
Camp Dick 41 8,716 ft
Aspen Meadow - Golden Gate Canyon State Park 35 9,000 ft
Green Mountain 6 7,615 ft
Meridian 18 9,013 ft
Peaceful Valley 17 8,552 ft
Wigwam 10 6,606 ft
Cold Springs 38 9,331 ft
Reverends Ridge - Golden Gate State Park 106 9,105 ft
Meeker Park Overflow 29 8,611 ft
Olive Ridge 56 8,361 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Echo Mountain Park 28" 45° 12.76"
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 44" 43° 16.25"
Eldora Mountain Resort 30" 48° 13.27"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper Clear Creek 46.7cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Lower Boulder Canyon 28.2cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Idledale to Morrison 10.6cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper South Boulder Creek 10.7cfs None Mi V+
Main Section 47.7cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
October Hole 62.1cfs None Mi II
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 62.1cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 46.7cfs None Mi III- to III+
NSV 62.1cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Upper South Boulder Creek 10.7cfs None Mi V+
Gnar Section 153.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Golden Whitewater Park 1.98cfs 0.75 Mi II+