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
South Platte River At Waterton
USGS 06708000
73 cfs 0.8 ft
East Plum Cr Blw Haskins Gulch Nr Castle Rock
USGS 06708800
15 cfs 4.4 ft
Joe Wright Creek Above Joe Wright Reservoir
USGS 06746095
16 cfs 4.5 ft
Fraser River At Upper Sta
USGS 09022000
33 cfs 1.3 ft
Snake River Near Montezuma
USGS 09047500
144 cfs 1.9 ft
Cabin Creek Near Fraser
USGS 09032100
4 cfs 1.8 ft
Little Dry Creek At Westminster
USGS 06719840
5 cfs 7.5 ft
Buckhorn Creek Near Masonville
USGS 06739500
36 cfs 7.1 ft
Michigan River Near Cameron Pass
USGS 06614800
4 cfs 2.6 ft
Big Dry Creek At Mouth Near Fort Lupton
USGS 06720990
13 cfs 3.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Peaceful Valley 17 8,552 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Buffalo 41 7,321 ft
Aspen Meadow - Golden Gate Canyon State Park 35 9,000 ft
Kelsey 17 8,035 ft
Reverends Ridge - Golden Gate State Park 106 9,105 ft
Meridian 18 9,013 ft
Meeker Park Overflow 29 8,611 ft
Wigwam 10 6,606 ft
Olive Ridge 56 8,361 ft
Lost Park 12 9,958 ft
Camp Dick 41 8,716 ft
Cold Springs 38 9,331 ft
Green Mountain 6 7,615 ft
Kelly Dahl 46 8,615 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Echo Mountain Park 0" 58° 0"
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 0" 64° 0"
Eldora Mountain Resort 0" 66° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper South Boulder Creek 71.2cfs None Mi V+
Upper South Boulder Creek 71.2cfs None Mi V+
Main Section 57.7cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper Clear Creek 288.0cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Golden Whitewater Park 140.0cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Lower Boulder Canyon 12.4cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 288.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 270.0cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Idledale to Morrison 82.6cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
NSV 270.0cfs 13.0 Mi V+
October Hole 270.0cfs None Mi II
Gnar Section 681.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+