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
699 cfs 2.5 ft
Colorado River Near Colorado-Utah State Line
USGS 09163500
2,190 cfs 2.9 ft
Mill Creek Below Sheley Tunnel
USGS 09183600
3 cfs 1.4 ft
Dolores River Near Bedrock
USGS 09171100
14 cfs 2.1 ft
San Miguel River At Uravan
USGS 09177000
43 cfs 2.6 ft
Colo River Blw Grd Valley Div Nr Palisade Co
USGS 09106150
1,230 cfs 4.1 ft
Mill Creek At Sheley Tunnel
USGS 09183500
6 cfs 2.9 ft
Dolores River Near Cisco
USGS 09180000
204 cfs 6.9 ft
Mill Creek Blw Pack Creek Nr Mouth At Moab
USGS 09185100
13 cfs 3.9 ft
South Creek Above Reservoir Near Monticello
USGS 09378170
0 cfs 1.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Lasal Mountain
SNOTEL 572
25" 0"
glade park,co
SNOTEL GDPC2
10.51" -0.08"
Lasal Mountain-Lower
SNOTEL 1215
19" 0"
Buckboard Flat
SNOTEL 1153
21" 0"
Columbine Pass
SNOTEL 409
47" 0"
dinosaur 0.3 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-MF-28
5.63" -0.05"
Camp Jackson
SNOTEL 383
20" 0"
East Willow Creek
SNOTEL 461
27" -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
Horsethief and Ruby Canyons 2190.0cfs 27.0 Mi II to II+
Slickrock to Bedrock 204.0cfs 50.0 Mi II+ to III
Cisco to Hittle Bottom 2180.0cfs 24.0 Mi I to II
Paradox and Mesa Canyon (Bedrock to Gateway) 204.0cfs 50.0 Mi II+
Westwater 2180.0cfs 17.0 Mi III to IV
Gateway to Dewey Bridge (Colorado River) 204.0cfs 32.0 Mi III- to IV