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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Colorado River

Horsethief And Ruby Canyons

Class II TO II+ Easy

2,830 CFS

45°, Rain/Snow Then Showers

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 1,000cfs and a high of 25,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09163500, the Colorado River Near Colorado-Utah State Line Remember only watercraft are permitted at Horsethief and Ruby Canyons.

Status Runnable
Class Level II to II+
Elevation 4,330 ft
Run Length 27.0 Mi
Gradient 5 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 2830 cfs
Gage Height 3.3 ft
Reporting Streamgage Colorado River Near Colorado-Utah State Line
USGS 09163500

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Dolores River Near Cisco
USGS 09180000
96 cfs 7.0 ft
Dolores River Near Gateway
USGS 09179450
104 cfs 6.9 ft
Mill Creek At Sheley Tunnel
USGS 09183500
5 cfs 3.1 ft
Dolores River Near Bedrock
USGS 09171100
21 cfs 2.2 ft
Castle Creek Below Castle Valley Near Moab
USGS 09182400
4 cfs 5.8 ft
Corral Gulch Near Rangely
USGS 09306242
0 cfs 1.1 ft
Plateau Creek Near Cameo
USGS 09105000
68 cfs 2.4 ft
Piceance Creek Bl Ryan Gulch
USGS 09306200
12 cfs 4.0 ft
White River Near Watson
USGS 09306500
310 cfs 2.4 ft
San Miguel River At Brooks Bridge Near Nucla Co
USGS 09174600
65 cfs 1.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Lasal Mountain-Lower
9" 3"
Lasal Mountain
14" 5"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
North Fruita Desert 35 5,392 ft
Highline Lake State Park 25 4,725 ft
Mud Springs 14 8,525 ft
Saddlehorn - Colorado National Monument 80 4,685 ft
Miracle Rock 4 6,572 ft
Fruita - Colorado River State Park 45 4,484 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Horsethief and Ruby Canyons 4120.0cfs 27.0 Mi II to II+
Gateway to Dewey Bridge (Colorado River) 648.0cfs 32.0 Mi III- to IV
Westwater 4620.0cfs 17.0 Mi III to IV

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