|Runnable Min||500 cfs|
|Runnable Max||3000 cfs|
|Class||III- to III+|
68° Mostly Sunny then Slight Chance T-storms and Breezy
Northgate Canyon is currently
with streamflow levels at 2920cfs,
runnable rate of 1500cfs.
Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the North Platte River are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 3000cfs.
Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Northgate Canyon are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at North Platte River Near Northgate, Co.
This class III- to III+ journey is accessible from
7 different boat launch points
along the North Platte River.
Paddlers should prepare for
the 5 class III- to III+ whitewater rapids
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 a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. mostly sunny, with a high near 68. breezy, with a west wind 7 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
|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
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. increasing clouds, with a high near 70. breezy, with a west southwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 37 mph.
It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between