North Platte River - Northgate Canyon

Colorado-US   Wyoming-US  

Description

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.

Wyoming Game and Fish map can be found here: http://wgfd.wyo.gov/accessto/Floating/UpperNPR/NPRhome.asp

Statistics

Class III- to III+
Current Flow -999999.0 CFS
12-11-2017 18:45


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Recommended Flow Minimum: 500.0
Average: 1500.0
Maximum: 3000.0
Typical Season Begins: May
Ends: August
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: No
SUP: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge NORTH PLATTE RIVER NEAR NORTHGATE, CO
Length 9.8 Mile(s)
Gradient 20.0 FPM