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
Sand Creek Above Mouth At Colorado Springs
USGS 07105600
1 cfs 2.2 ft
Fourmile Creek At Orodell
USGS 06727500
1 cfs 4.4 ft
So. Platte R. Blw Brush Cr. Nr Trumbull Co
USGS 06701900
300 cfs 3.8 ft
Monument Creek At Pikeview
USGS 07104000
11 cfs 4.0 ft
West Cr. Abv Shrewsbury Gulch Nr Westcreek Co
USGS 06701700
1 cfs 5.3 ft
Left Hand Creek Near Boulder
USGS 06724500
5 cfs 0.3 ft
Cottonwood Creek At Mouth
USGS 07103990
3 cfs 2.7 ft
Sand Crk Abv Burlington Ditch Nr Commerce City
USGS 06714360
21 cfs 3.9 ft
St Vrain Cr Blw Boulder Cr At Hwy 119 Nr Longmont
USGS 06730525
144 cfs 9.9 ft
Bear Creek At Mouth
USGS 06711500
21 cfs 2.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
University Camp
10" 0"
4" 3"
Crow Creek
1" 0"
Wild Basin
2" 3"
Echo Lake
1" 0"
Hourglass Lake
1" 1"
South Colony
2" -2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Chatfield State Park 193 5,494 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
St. Vrain State Park 87 4,850 ft
Standley Lake None 5,530 ft
Jackson Creek 9 8,179 ft
Devils Head 21 8,856 ft
Flat Rocks 19 8,245 ft
Indian Creek 11 7,562 ft
Union Reservoir 42 4,957 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 68.6cfs None Mi III- to III+
October Hole 55.4cfs None Mi II
Golden Whitewater Park 15.9cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Lower Boulder Canyon 31.1cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Idledale to Morrison 20.5cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V