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
Cache La Poudre R Ab Boxelder C
USGS 06752280
88 cfs 2.0 ft
Fourmile Creek At Orodell
USGS 06727500
3 cfs 4.7 ft
Fountain Creek At Security
USGS 07105800
70 cfs 3.7 ft
St Vrain Cr Blw Boulder Cr At Hwy 119 Nr Longmont
USGS 06730525
109 cfs 9.8 ft
St. Vrain Creek Below Longmont
USGS 06725450
-999,999 cfs ft
West Cr. Abv Shrewsbury Gulch Nr Westcreek Co
USGS 06701700
1 cfs 5.3 ft
South Platte River Below Union Ave
USGS 06710247
123 cfs 11.6 ft
Little Dry Creek At Westminster
USGS 06719840
0 cfs 7.4 ft
Monument Cr At Bijou St.
USGS 07104905
27 cfs 3.7 ft
Plum Creek Near Sedalia
USGS 06709000
10 cfs 3.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
St. Vrain State Park 87 4,850 ft
Jackson Creek 9 8,179 ft
Devils Head 21 8,856 ft
Flat Rocks 19 8,245 ft
Standley Lake None 5,530 ft
Chatfield State Park 193 5,494 ft
Union Reservoir 42 4,957 ft
Indian Creek 11 7,562 ft
Boulder County Fairground None 4,974 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
October Hole 37.8cfs None Mi II
Lower Boulder Canyon 42.0cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 60.7cfs None Mi III- to III+
Golden Whitewater Park 3.92cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Idledale to Morrison 11.2cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V