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
Colorado River Near Colorado-Utah State Line
USGS 09163500
4,500 cfs 4.2 ft
Mill Creek At Sheley Tunnel
USGS 09183500
8 cfs 3.1 ft
Mill Creek Blw Pack Creek Nr Mouth At Moab
USGS 09185100
1 cfs 3.3 ft
Colo River Blw Grd Valley Div Nr Palisade Co
USGS 09106150
2,350 cfs 4.8 ft
Dolores River Near Gateway
USGS 09179450
119 cfs 6.9 ft
Colorado River Near Cisco
USGS 09180500
4,790 cfs 3.1 ft
South Creek Above Reservoir Near Monticello
USGS 09378170
0 cfs 0.3 ft
Dolores River Near Slick Rock
USGS 09168730
19 cfs 3.5 ft
Mill Creek Below Sheley Tunnel
USGS 09183600
3 cfs 1.4 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
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 648.0cfs 50.0 Mi II+ to III
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+
Gateway to Dewey Bridge (Colorado River) 648.0cfs 32.0 Mi III- to IV
Cisco to Hittle Bottom 4620.0cfs 24.0 Mi I to II
Westwater 4620.0cfs 17.0 Mi III to IV