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
Fraser River Blw Crooked Cr At Tabernash Co
USGS 09033300
101 cfs 4.7 ft
Boulder Creek Near Orodell
USGS 06727000
100 cfs 2.3 ft
Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn
USGS 06752000
2,190 cfs 5.5 ft
St. Louis Creek Near Fraser
USGS 09026500
42 cfs 1.8 ft
South Platte River At Henderson
USGS 06720500
339 cfs 3.9 ft
Chicago Creek Blw Devils Canyon Nr Idaho Sprgs Co
USGS 06717400
20 cfs 1.0 ft
Straight Cr Blw Laskey Gulch Nr Dillon
USGS 09051050
45 cfs 4.7 ft
Cottonwood Creek At Mouth
USGS 07103990
2 cfs 2.6 ft
Vasquez Creek At Winter Park
USGS 09025000
56 cfs 2.2 ft
Cache La Poudre R Ab Boxelder C
USGS 06752280
393 cfs 3.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Meeker Park Overflow 29 8,611 ft
Green Mountain 6 7,615 ft
Reverends Ridge - Golden Gate State Park 106 9,105 ft
Peaceful Valley 17 8,552 ft
Olive Ridge 56 8,361 ft
Cold Springs 38 9,331 ft
Meridian 18 9,013 ft
Kelsey 17 8,035 ft
Aspen Meadow - Golden Gate Canyon State Park 35 9,000 ft
Wigwam 10 6,606 ft
Buffalo 41 7,321 ft
Camp Dick 41 8,716 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Kelly Dahl 46 8,615 ft
Lost Park 12 9,958 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Eldora Mountain Resort 24" 68° 10.48"
Echo Mountain Park 18" 66° 11.83"
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 42" 67° 7.45"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Gnar Section 405.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 60.7cfs None Mi III- to III+
Main Section 55.3cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper Clear Creek 60.7cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
NSV 37.8cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
Lower Boulder Canyon 42.0cfs None Mi IV- to V-
October Hole 37.8cfs None Mi II
Golden Whitewater Park 3.92cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 37.8cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Idledale to Morrison 11.2cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V