Colorado Stream Flows

StreamFlows within 2 to 3 hours of Metro Denver Fly Fishing

Links directly to Colorado streamflows within 2 to 3 hours of the metro Denver area.

Where there is a lake on a stream, streamflows into the lake and the flow below the lake are both given. Comparing the two flows will some idea of what water management in that area is doing.

For example. Earlier in the year, stream flows on the Big Thompson above Lake Estes were in the 300 to 400 CFS range. Below the Lake, the flows were in the 125 range. From this information, I would assume Estes Park was refilling Lake Estes. If streamflows above were in the 600 CFS range and below in the 175 range, you may want to fish below the lake

Bear Creek at Morrison, CO Bear Creek above Evergreen Lake
Big Thompson above Lake Estes Big Thompson below Lake Estes
Middle Boulder Creek at Nederland, CO Middle St. Vrain Creek at Peaceful Valley
Saint Vrain Creek at Lyons, CO N. Fork South Platte at Grant, CO
Roberts Tunnel at Grant, CO N. Fork South Platte at Bailey, CO
Blue River below Lake Dillon Blue River near Dillon, CO
Clear Creek near Lawson, CO Clear Creek at Golden, CO
Williams Fork below Williams Fork Reservoir Williams Fork near Parshall, CO
So. Platte River below Cheesman Reservoir South Platte River Trumbull Below Deckers
S. Platte River at Waterton, CO S. Platte River below Strontia Springs Reservoir
South Platte River Above Elevenmile Reservoir (Dream Stream) Tomahawk Wildlife Area Middle Fork South Platte River
Prince Station Santa Maria Station
South Platte Eleven Mile Canyon Cache La Poudre River at Canyon Mouth Near Ft. Collins
Colorado stream flows main page
this link will allow you access to Colorado stream flows all over the state.
USGS StreamFlows Colorado


Colorado Division of Wildlife Fishing Condition Report
— An extremely good report of conditions all over Colorado. Includes what is working for morning and afternoon fishing in many sites. Many sites also have an interactive map link for the area discussed.

Drought Monitor Map of US — shows the broad scale conditions and drought forecast for US.

I hope these links to Colorado stream flows will be useful to you in planning your Colorado fishing trips. Especially the close-in Denver Metro area ones.

Real Time Weather for streams within 2 to 3 hours of Denver

Location Streams
Evergreen, CO Bear Creek — O’Fallon Park
Bailey, CO No. Fork South Platte
Denver, CO South Platte River through Denver, Metro Area Lakes, Rocky Mtn Arsenal
Deckers, CO So. Platte below Cheesman Reservoir and downstream
Estes Park, CO Big Thompson River above and Below Lake Estes
Breckenridge, CO Upper Blue River
Silverthorne, CO Blue River Below Dillon Reservoir and at Silverthorne
Copper Mountain, CO Ten Mile Creek
Vail, CO Gore Creek
Eagle, CO Eagle River
Nederland, CO Upper Middle Boulder Creek
Boulder, CO Middle Boulder Creek — So. Boulder Creek