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UPPER NORTH FORK

Cache La Poudre River - colorado
Updated Sept. 17, 2019, 5:45 a.m.
Class
IV+ to V-
Hard
Length
9.0
Miles
Gradient
60.0
Feet / Mile
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 81 cfs
Average 300 cfs
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Current Weather 82° Sunny and Breezy
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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 sunny, with a high near 82. breezy, with a west northwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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 81cfs, about -72% 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: 82° Today, Sunny and Breezy

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a light and variable wind becoming southeast 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. to sunny, with a high near 82. breezy, with a west northwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 77° - 82°



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