Lodore To Echo Park


This run is also known as the Gates of Lodore and was run by the Powell expeditions in the 1800's.  Since this run's flow is controlled by Flaming Gorge Dam the season runs all year.  Permits are tough to come by but this run should be on your multi-day todo list.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Green River are between a bare minimum of 800cfs and a high of 6,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09315000, the Green River At Green River Remember only watercraft are permitted at Lodore to Echo Park.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Hells Half Mile
Class III to IV
Winnies Rapid
Class II
Upper Disaster Falls
Class III to III+
Lower Disaster Falls
Class III to III+
Harp Falls
Class III to III+
Triplet Falls
Class III to III+
Unnamed Rapid
Class II to II+
Unnamed Rapid
Class II

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Green River Near Greendale
USGS 09234500
1,290 cfs 8.8 ft
Corral Gulch Near Rangely
USGS 09306242
0 cfs 1.1 ft
Yampa River At Deerlodge Park
USGS 09260050
197 cfs 1.9 ft
Big Brush Creek Abv Red Fleet Res
USGS 09261700
15 cfs 0.3 ft
White River Near Watson
USGS 09306500
286 cfs 1.8 ft
Piceance Creek Bl Ryan Gulch
USGS 09306200
1 cfs 3.8 ft
Green River Near Green River
USGS 09217000
589 cfs 1.0 ft
Green River Near Jensen
USGS 09261000
2,000 cfs 2.7 ft
Little Snake River Near Lily
USGS 09260000
1 cfs 0.6 ft
White River Below Boise Creek
USGS 09306290
350 cfs 2.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Crook - Browns Wildlife Area 20 5,358 ft
Gates of Lodore - Dinosaur National Monument 17 5,348 ft
Echo Park - Dinosaur National Monument 17 5,094 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Split Mountain 1290.0cfs 8.5 Mi II+ to IV-
C Section 589.0cfs 11.0 Mi II- to II
Whirlpool Canyon - Echo Park to Rainbow Park 1290.0cfs 16.5 Mi II to III
White River 350.0cfs 37.0 Mi II
Lodore to Echo Park 2570.0cfs 19.0 Mi III to III+
Swallow Canyon to Lodore 1290.0cfs 19.2 Mi I