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
South Creek Above Reservoir Near Monticello
USGS 09378170
0 cfs 0.2 ft
Colo River Blw Grd Valley Div Nr Palisade Co
USGS 09106150
463 cfs 3.3 ft
San Miguel River At Brooks Bridge Near Nucla Co
USGS 09174600
218 cfs 2.5 ft
Dolores River Near Slick Rock
USGS 09168730
14 cfs 3.5 ft
Mill Creek Blw Pack Creek Nr Mouth At Moab
USGS 09185100
23 cfs 4.3 ft
Dolores River Near Cisco
USGS 09180000
263 cfs 7.5 ft
Mill Creek Below Sheley Tunnel
USGS 09183600
3 cfs 1.4 ft
Castle Creek Below Castle Valley Near Moab
USGS 09182400
4 cfs 5.8 ft
Dolores River Near Gateway
USGS 09179450
288 cfs 7.4 ft
Colorado River Near Colorado-Utah State Line
USGS 09163500
1,960 cfs 2.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
glade park,co
SNOTEL GDPC2
2.75" 0"
East Willow Creek
SNOTEL 461
13" 3"
Camp Jackson
SNOTEL 383
3" 0"
Lasal Mountain-Lower
SNOTEL 1215
5" 5"
Buckboard Flat
SNOTEL 1153
16" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Buckeye 37 7,618 ft
Miracle Rock 4 6,572 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Slickrock to Bedrock 285.0cfs 50.0 Mi II+ to III
Gateway to Dewey Bridge (Colorado River) 263.0cfs 32.0 Mi III- to IV
Westwater 2170.0cfs 17.0 Mi III to IV
Paradox and Mesa Canyon (Bedrock to Gateway) 285.0cfs 50.0 Mi II+
Horsethief and Ruby Canyons 1960.0cfs 27.0 Mi II to II+
Cisco to Hittle Bottom 2150.0cfs 24.0 Mi I to II