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Cache la Poudre River (Narrows)


Stretch: Narrows Picnic Area to Steven’s Gulch Picnic Area
Difficulty: Class IV to V
Distance: 3.2 miles
Flows: 200-1,300 cfs (well downstream). 2’ at the Pineview stick gauge (downstream a ways above Pineview Falls) is the upper normal limit for the Upper Narrows. 3’ for the Lower Narrows. Check out American Whitewater's current flow gauge.
Gradient: 111 fpm average (139 fpm for the 1.7 miles of rapids)
Put-in: Narrows Picnic Area
Take-out: Steven’s Gulch Picnic Area
Shuttle: 3.0 miles, 5 minutes one way.
Season: Spring and Summer from snowmelt
Written: © 2018
Featured in A Wet State #140

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