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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Colorado River

Horsethief And Ruby Canyons

Class II TO II+ Easy

2,830 CFS

49°, Showers And Breezy Then Chance Showers And Windy

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 Gateway
USGS 09179450
318 cfs 7.8 ft
Gunnison River Near Grand Junction
USGS 09152500
1,060 cfs 2.9 ft
Piceance Creek Bl Ryan Gulch
USGS 09306200
20 cfs 4.2 ft
White River Near Watson
USGS 09306500
310 cfs 2.5 ft
San Miguel River At Brooks Bridge Near Nucla Co
USGS 09174600
86 cfs 2.0 ft
Dolores River Near Bedrock
USGS 09171100
67 cfs 2.7 ft
Mill Creek At Sheley Tunnel
USGS 09183500
6 cfs 3.2 ft
Corral Gulch Near Rangely
USGS 09306242
0 cfs 1.2 ft
Mill Creek Below Sheley Tunnel
USGS 09183600
6 cfs 1.6 ft
Colorado River Near Colorado-Utah State Line
USGS 09163500
2,830 cfs 3.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Columbine Pass
107" 2"
Black Mesa
107" 1"
Lasal Mountain-Lower
49" 0"
Lasal Mountain
66" -2"
jensen coop
1" -1"
Lone Cone
80" 2"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Highline Lake State Park 25 4,725 ft
Miracle Rock 4 6,572 ft
Fruita - Colorado River State Park 45 4,484 ft
Saddlehorn - Colorado National Monument 80 4,685 ft
Mud Springs 14 8,525 ft
North Fruita Desert 35 5,392 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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