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Clear Creek - colorado
Updated Feb. 27, 2020, 6:45 p.m.
III- to III+
Feet / Mile
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 50 cfs
Average 500 cfs
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Current Weather 56° Partly Sunny
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Class II+ to III run near Golden. Good for beginners at most flows as long as you put in downstream of tunnel 1. At higher flows it can be a solid class III run. Weather on the river today will be partly sunny, with a high near 56. west southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

This run is accessible from just a single access point, Access - Tunnel 1 Down (lower clear creek), located along the Clear Creek.

Season Begins: May & Ends: July

Streamflow Conditions

The Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 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 50cfs, about -93% below the average runnable rate of 500cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Tunnel 1 To Golden Whitewater Park are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Clear Creek At Golden, Co.

Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Clear Creek are between a bare minimum of 300cfs and a high of 1300cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across numerous class III- to III+ obstacles as they float down this mile stretch of the Clear Creek.

Weather Overview: 56° Today, Partly Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. to partly sunny, with a high near 56. west southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 32° - 56°

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