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
1,460 cfs 3.2 ft
Dolores River Near Cisco
USGS 09180000
31 cfs 6.6 ft
South Creek Above Reservoir Near Monticello
USGS 09378170
0 cfs 0.2 ft
Colo River Blw Grd Valley Div Nr Palisade Co
USGS 09106150
282 cfs 3.0 ft
San Miguel River At Uravan
USGS 09177000
25 cfs 2.3 ft
Castle Creek Below Castle Valley Near Moab
USGS 09182400
4 cfs 5.8 ft
Dolores River Near Gateway
USGS 09179450
34 cfs 6.1 ft
Dolores River Near Bedrock
USGS 09171100
1 cfs 1.7 ft
Mill Creek Below Sheley Tunnel
USGS 09183600
3 cfs 1.4 ft
San Miguel River At Brooks Bridge Near Nucla Co
USGS 09174600
2 cfs 1.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
East Willow Creek
SNOTEL 461
1" 0"

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
Cisco to Hittle Bottom 2670.0cfs 24.0 Mi I to II
Westwater 2670.0cfs 17.0 Mi III to IV
Horsethief and Ruby Canyons 2590.0cfs 27.0 Mi II to II+
Paradox and Mesa Canyon (Bedrock to Gateway) 31.0cfs 50.0 Mi II+
Gateway to Dewey Bridge (Colorado River) 31.0cfs 32.0 Mi III- to IV
Slickrock to Bedrock 31.0cfs 50.0 Mi II+ to III