16th Street Wave

Downtown Denver urban wave at the pedestrian bridge just down river from the 15th Street bridge over the S. Platte and is an eyeshot from Confluence Park.


This is a shallow wave that is truthfully hard to surf. For example, beware of a few very shallow rocks, about 15 feet down from the wave on surfers left side that you might encounter coming off your board.... Knowing the risks of rocks in and around this wave, it is worth a go when the flow is pushing 200cfs. Crowds of passerby's walking across the 16th Street pedestrian bridge will be flipping out seeing you surf right below them. For more info on this spot check out Endless Waves http://endlesswaves.net/waves/16th-street-wave/

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Some of the Denver Surf Punks (Casey, Larry, Michael, and Nathan) were getting the surf at 16th Street Bridge Friday. Casey thrilling the crowd watching from above on this ride.

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
West Cr. Abv Shrewsbury Gulch Nr Westcreek Co
USGS 06701700
3 cfs 5.3 ft
Big Dry Creek At Mouth Near Fort Lupton
USGS 06720990
27 cfs 3.8 ft
Clear Creek Near Lawson
USGS 06716500
425 cfs 4.3 ft
Boulder Creek At Mouth
USGS 06730500
88 cfs 10.1 ft
Chicago Creek Blw Devils Canyon Nr Idaho Sprgs Co
USGS 06717400
31 cfs 1.2 ft
Cache La Poudre River At Fort Collins
USGS 06752260
248 cfs 2.2 ft
Plum Creek Near Sedalia
USGS 06709000
28 cfs 3.8 ft
First Cr Ab 96Th Ave
USGS 06720480
1 cfs ft
Left Hand Creek Near Boulder
USGS 06724500
126 cfs 1.9 ft
Cheyenne Creek At Evans Ave At Colorado Springs
USGS 07105490
5 cfs 1.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Chatfield State Park 193 5,494 ft
Jackson Creek 9 8,179 ft
Union Reservoir 42 4,957 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Indian Creek 11 7,562 ft
Devils Head 21 8,856 ft
Flat Rocks 19 8,245 ft
Standley Lake None 5,530 ft
St. Vrain State Park 87 4,850 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Idledale to Morrison 51.8cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 483.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Lower Boulder Canyon 87.8cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Golden Whitewater Park 268.0cfs 0.75 Mi II+
October Hole 342.0cfs None Mi II