Upper Boxelder Canyon


Boxelder canyon is an early season run near Casper, WY.  Not far off the highway, the canyon is characterized by a pool drop creeking character.  The upper canyon is around 2 miles long, but the rapids are fairly stacked once they start.  The rapids range from class IV to V with some significant gradient.  The quality of the run is somewhat marred by its short length and unpleasant hike out.  The hike requires climbing out a gully with lots of loose rock and dirt making it difficult to find good footing in parts and potentially dangerous for those below subject to rock fall.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Boxelder Creek are between a bare minimum of 120cfs and a high of 600cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06646000, the Deer Creek In Canyon Remember only watercraft are permitted at Upper Boxelder Canyon.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
L Medicine Bow R At Boles Spring
USGS 06634620
5 cfs 0.8 ft
Sybille Creek Ab Mule Creek
USGS 06664400
143 cfs 2.5 ft
Box Elder Creek At Boxelder
USGS 06647500
26 cfs 1.7 ft
North Platte River At Orin
USGS 06652000
578 cfs 3.5 ft
Powder River At Sussex
USGS 06313500
144 cfs 2.8 ft
Deer Creek In Canyon
USGS 06646000
5 cfs 2.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
1" 1"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
1" 0"
Laprele Creek
SNOTEL 571
1" 0"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
1" 1"