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
Cheyenne Creek At Evans Ave At Colorado Springs
USGS 07105490
2 cfs 1.4 ft
South St. Vrain Creek Near Ward
USGS 06722500
4 cfs 1.5 ft
Clear Creek At Golden
USGS 06719505
45 cfs 3.5 ft
Fountain Creek At Colorado Springs
USGS 07105500
45 cfs 5.2 ft
Monument Cr At Bijou St.
USGS 07104905
30 cfs 3.8 ft
Cottonwood Creek At Mouth
USGS 07103990
3 cfs 2.7 ft
Tarryall Creek At Upper Station
USGS 06696980
7 cfs 5.0 ft
Buckhorn Creek Near Masonville
USGS 06739500
4 cfs 6.5 ft
First Cr Bel Buckley Rd
USGS 06720460
2 cfs 1.7 ft
Cabin Creek Near Fraser
USGS 09032100
3 cfs 1.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
14" 0"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
6" 0"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
4" 1"
Michigan Creek
SNOTEL 937
12" 0"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
3" 0"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
7" 0"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
14" -1"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
18" 0"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
16" -1"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
4" -1"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
1" 0"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
18" 1"
Medano Pass
SNOTEL 914
2" -1"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
15" 0"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
4" 0"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
0.04" -0.56"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
3" -1"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
6" 1"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
11" -1"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
8" 1"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
1" 0"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
16" 0"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
15" 0"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
13" -1"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
6" -1"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
19" 0"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
8" 0"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
9" 0"
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
17" 1"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
0.7" -1.41"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
5" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Kelly Dahl 46 8,615 ft
Peaceful Valley 17 8,552 ft
Olive Ridge 56 8,361 ft
Reverends Ridge - Golden Gate State Park 106 9,105 ft
Buffalo 41 7,321 ft
Cold Springs 38 9,331 ft
Green Mountain 6 7,615 ft
Kelsey 17 8,035 ft
Meeker Park Overflow 29 8,611 ft
Lost Park 12 9,958 ft
Camp Dick 41 8,716 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Aspen Meadow - Golden Gate Canyon State Park 35 9,000 ft
Wigwam 10 6,606 ft
Meridian 18 9,013 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 5" 42° 0"
Eldora Mountain Resort 6" 43° 0.05"
Echo Mountain Park 0" 43° 0.05"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Gnar Section 237.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.57cfs None Mi V+
NSV 22.0cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Main Section 69.4cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
October Hole 22.0cfs None Mi II
Lower Boulder Canyon 46.7cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Upper Clear Creek 44.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 44.9cfs None Mi III- to III+
Idledale to Morrison 10.1cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.57cfs None Mi V+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 22.0cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Golden Whitewater Park 3.1cfs 0.75 Mi II+