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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Clear Creek

Upper Clear Creek

Class IV- TO IV+


68°, Chance Showers Then Showers Likely

The Upper Clear Creek River Run in Colorado is a challenging Class IV-V whitewater run that is best navigated by experienced rafters. The river features steep drops, tight and technical rapids, and several major obstacles such as "Nomad" and "Guide Ejector." The best time to float this section of water is during the spring runoff season, when flows range from 800-2,000 cfs. It is important to note that river conditions can change rapidly, and it is recommended to check the current flow levels before embarking on this run. Overall, the Upper Clear Creek River Run is a thrilling adventure for experienced rafters seeking a challenging and rewarding whitewater experience.

Weather today, A slight chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind becoming north 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Status Runnable
Class Level IV- to IV+
Elevation 5,693 ft
Run Length 2.5 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 682 cfs
Gauge Height 5.8 ft
Reporting Streamgage Clear Creek At Golden
USGS 06719505

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Cottonwood Ck At Union Blvd
USGS 07103987
3 cfs 11.1 ft
Arkansas River Near Nathrop
USGS 07091200
2,000 cfs 6.2 ft
Little Fountain Creek Near Fountain
USGS 07105940
6 cfs 4.9 ft
Turkey Creek Near Fountain Colo
USGS 07099215
2 cfs 2.0 ft
Fourmile Creek Below Cripple Creek Near Victor
USGS 07096250
50 cfs 4.1 ft
Fountain Creek At Security
USGS 07105800
215 cfs 4.3 ft
Cottonwood Creek At Woodmen Rd Nr Colo Springs
USGS 07103980
3 cfs 0.5 ft
Cottonwood Creek At Mouth
USGS 07103990
4 cfs 2.8 ft
Monument Cr Abv Woodmen Rd At Colorado Springs
USGS 07103970
24 cfs 4.4 ft
Sand Creek Above Mouth At Colorado Springs
USGS 07105600
47 cfs 2.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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