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UPPER NORTH FORK

Cache La Poudre River - colorado
Updated Feb. 27, 2020, 5:45 p.m.
Class
IV+ to V-
Hard
Length
9.0
Miles
Gradient
60.0
Feet / Mile
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 18 cfs
Average 300 cfs
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Current Weather 51° Sunny and Breezy then Mostly Sunny
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The Upper NF of the poudre is a good scenic run with wilderness feel. Hopefully you catch this run with good flow and an open gate. Weather on the river today will be increasing clouds, with a high near 51. breezy, with a west northwest wind 11 to 16 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

This run is accessible from just a single access point, Access - Trail to put in, located along the Cache La Poudre River.

Season Begins: May & Ends: June



Streamflow Conditions

The Upper North Fork 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 18cfs, about -94% below the average runnable rate of 300cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Upper North Fork are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at N Fk Cache La Poudre R Blw Halligan Res Nr Va Dale.


Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Cache La Poudre River are between a bare minimum of 250cfs and a high of 1000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across numerous class IV+ to V- obstacles as they float down this 9 mile stretch of the Cache La Poudre River.



Weather Overview: 51° Today, Sunny and Breezy then Mostly Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A chance of snow, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Blustery. to increasing clouds, with a high near 51. breezy, with a west northwest wind 11 to 16 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 25° - 51°



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