81° Sunny then Mostly Sunny and Breezy
Great wilderness run that is better known for the fishing than whitewater. The upper run, Routt Access to Sixmile Gap, has only 5 named rapids in 10 miles. However the rapids are good, and can get very big at the highest levels. Below Sixmile Gap frequent Class II rapids and many camping opportunities allow the option of overnight trips. Other than the occasional riffle, the rapids are done below Prospect/Pickaroon, but the river remains quite scenic through Bennett Peak. Below Bennett the river will be Class I braided channels.
Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 81. breezy, with a south wind 7 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 24 mph.
This run is accessible from 7 public boat access points along the North Platte River.
The Northgate Canyon is currently
TOO LOW to be paddled
and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks.
Paddlers are advised to exercise caution
with streamflow levels at 311cfs,
runnable rate of 1500cfs.
Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Northgate Canyon are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at North Platte River Near Northgate, Co.
|Windy Hole||Class III||Feet|
|Narrows||Class III+ to IV+||Feet|
|Tootsie Roll||Class III||Feet|
Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
sunny, with a high near 82. south wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between
Explore the latest streamflow conditions for local whitewater destinations on and around the North Platte River.