Gateway To Dewey Bridge (Colorado River)


This last stretch of the Dolores before joining the Colorado River lives in a remote section of Colorado and Utah.  This is mainly a class II to III run with one IV rapid at the stateline.  Again the hardest part of running the Dolores is catching it when there is water.  This makes for a short season.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Dolores River are between a bare minimum of 900cfs and a high of 5,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09180000, the Dolores River Near Cisco Remember only watercraft are permitted at Gateway to Dewey Bridge (Colorado River).

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Gunnison River Near Grand Junction
USGS 09152500
1,130 cfs 2.9 ft
Dolores River At Bedrock
USGS 09169500
11 cfs 0.4 ft
Colo River Blw Grd Valley Div Nr Palisade Co
USGS 09106150
2,570 cfs 4.9 ft
Colorado River Near Cisco
USGS 09180500
4,740 cfs 3.1 ft
Dolores River Near Cisco
USGS 09180000
153 cfs 7.2 ft
Dolores River Near Slick Rock
USGS 09168730
24 cfs 3.6 ft
Dolores River Near Bedrock
USGS 09171100
9 cfs 2.0 ft
Castle Creek Below Castle Valley Near Moab
USGS 09182400
4 cfs 5.8 ft
South Creek Above Reservoir Near Monticello
USGS 09378170
0 cfs 0.3 ft
San Miguel River At Uravan
USGS 09177000
108 cfs 2.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Miracle Rock 4 6,572 ft
Buckeye 37 7,618 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Gateway to Dewey Bridge (Colorado River) 648.0cfs 32.0 Mi III- to IV
Slickrock to Bedrock 648.0cfs 50.0 Mi II+ to III
Cisco to Hittle Bottom 4620.0cfs 24.0 Mi I to II
Westwater 4620.0cfs 17.0 Mi III to IV
Horsethief and Ruby Canyons 4120.0cfs 27.0 Mi II to II+
Paradox and Mesa Canyon (Bedrock to Gateway) 648.0cfs 50.0 Mi II+