Make an Announcement

Communicate warnings, disperse advice, and share.


Whitewater River Run

Utah Green River

Desolation Canyon

Class II TO III Difficulty


95°, Mostly Sunny

Desolation Canyon on the Green River is a challenging and exciting river run with Class II-III rapids and stunning scenery. The best time to float this section of water is between May and September, with a recommended flow of 1,000-5,000 cfs. The river features several notable obstacles, including Wire Fence Rapid, Three Canyon, and Coal Creek Rapid. The trip is ideal for experienced paddlers who enjoy remote wilderness settings and are comfortable with camping in the backcountry.

Weather today, Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. East southeast wind around 7 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Status Runnable
Class Level II to III
Elevation 4,045 ft
Run Length 85.0 Mi
Gradient 5 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 17100 cfs
Gauge Height 10.6 ft
Reporting Streamgage Green River At Green River
USGS 09315000

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Lake Fork River Bl Moon Lake Nr Mountain Home
USGS 09291000
770 cfs 3.0 ft
Duchesne River Near Tabiona
USGS 09277500
364 cfs 2.1 ft
Duchesne River Near Randlett
USGS 09302000
2,040 cfs 9.7 ft
Uinta River At Randlett
USGS 09301500
295 cfs 5.6 ft
Yellowstone R. At Bridge Campgrnd
USGS 09292000
528 cfs 7.3 ft
Duchesne R Ab Uinta R Near Randlett
USGS 09295100
1,780 cfs 6.7 ft
Ashley Creek Near Vernal
USGS 09266500
207 cfs 3.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Log Your Visit

When was your last visit to Desolation Canyon?

Add a Photo

How was it? How were conditions?

Rate the paddle


Leave A Review

Desolation Canyon


Upload an Image

Desolation Canyon

Need an Account?

Forgot Your Password?

Delete User Account

Welcome to Snoflo

Continue with a free account

Already Have an Account?

Snoflo Premium

Your first week's free. Cancel anytime

Have a Promo Code?

Already Have an Account?

Signup for Basic Access

Welcome to Snoflo

Continue with a free account

Add Snoflo Premium

Already Have an Account?

Please Verify Your Account

Favorite Limit Reached
Signup for a Free Account

Already Have an Account?