Cisco To Hittle Bottom


This section below Cisco is about as mellow as a river can get.  It is an interesting contrast to the Westwater area just up river from here.  If you want a nice relaxing float that runs most of the year (except for iced up winter periods) then this area all the way down to Moab is where you want to be.  Awesome scenery here.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 2,000cfs and a high of 20,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09180500, the Colorado River Near Cisco Remember only watercraft are permitted at Cisco to Hittle Bottom.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Colorado River Near Cisco
USGS 09180500
2,580 cfs 2.2 ft
San Miguel River At Uravan
USGS 09177000
225 cfs 3.2 ft
Dolores River Near Bedrock
USGS 09171100
35 cfs 2.3 ft
Colorado River Near Colorado-Utah State Line
USGS 09163500
2,250 cfs 2.9 ft
Castle Creek Below Castle Valley Near Moab
USGS 09182400
4 cfs 5.8 ft
Mill Creek At Sheley Tunnel
USGS 09183500
5 cfs 2.9 ft
Dolores River At Bedrock
USGS 09169500
33 cfs 1.0 ft
Dolores River Near Cisco
USGS 09180000
289 cfs 7.5 ft
Colorado River At Potash
USGS 09185600
2,820 cfs 6.2 ft
Dolores River Near Gateway
USGS 09179450
297 cfs 7.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Buckboard Flat
SNOTEL 1153
23" -2"
Lasal Mountain
SNOTEL 572
16" -2"
East Willow Creek
SNOTEL 461
15" -1"
Camp Jackson
SNOTEL 383
11" -2"
Lasal Mountain-Lower
SNOTEL 1215
1" -2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Masons Draw 5 8,307 ft
Fisher Towers 5 4,718 ft
Hittle Bottom 12 4,085 ft
Dewey Bridge 7 4,105 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Westwater 2580.0cfs 17.0 Mi III to IV
Gateway to Dewey Bridge (Colorado River) 289.0cfs 32.0 Mi III- to IV
Hittle Bottom to Rocky Rapid 2580.0cfs 6.5 Mi II+ to III
Moab Daily - Hittle Bottom to Take Out Beach 2580.0cfs 14.0 Mi II+ to III
Cisco to Hittle Bottom 2580.0cfs 24.0 Mi I to II