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
North Fork Cache La Poudre R. At Livermore
USGS 06751490
29 cfs 7.4 ft
Cherry Creek At Denver
USGS 06713500
33 cfs 3.5 ft
Chicago Creek Blw Devils Canyon Nr Idaho Sprgs Co
USGS 06717400
10 cfs 0.7 ft
Clear Creek Abv West Fork Clear Creek Nr Empire Co
USGS 06715000
30 cfs 3.8 ft
N Frk Cache La Poudre R Blw Halligan Res Nr V Dal
USGS 06751150
74 cfs 2.8 ft
Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn
USGS 06752000
242 cfs 3.4 ft
North Clear Creek Above Mouth Nr Blackhawk
USGS 06718550
16 cfs 4.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Colorado 81 7,806 ft
Missile Site Park 12 4,942 ft
Boyd Lake State Park 148 4,991 ft
Inlet Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,437 ft
Flat Rocks 19 8,245 ft
Peregrine Pines Military - USAF Academy None 6,631 ft
Indian Creek 11 7,562 ft
Farish Military - USAF Academy None 9,083 ft
Chatfield State Park 193 5,494 ft
Platte River 10 6,333 ft
Osprey 13 6,217 ft
Bear Creek Lake Park 52 5,693 ft
Carter Lake - South Side Campgrounds None 5,711 ft
Meadow Ridge 19 9,177 ft
South Meadows 64 7,897 ft
Ouzel 13 6,285 ft
Cherry Creek State Park 102 5,646 ft
Springdale 13 9,304 ft
South Bay - Horsetooth Reservoir None 5,435 ft
Devils Head 21 8,856 ft
Painted Rocks 18 7,836 ft
Union Reservoir 42 4,957 ft
Trail Creek None 7,844 ft
Carter Lake - North Side Campgrounds None 5,792 ft
St. Vrain State Park 87 4,850 ft
Thunder Ridge 21 9,216 ft
Jackson Creek 9 8,179 ft
Standley Lake None 5,530 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Ski Broadmoor 30" 43° 3.06"
River Run Streamflow Length Class