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Whitewater River Run

Utah San Juan River

Mexican Hat To Clay Hills

Class II TO III Difficulty


99°, Sunny Then Showers Likely

The Mexican Hat to Clay Hills river run in Utah is a scenic and exciting journey, with Class I-III rapids and stunning red rock canyons. The best time to float this section of water is in the spring or early summer, when the water levels are higher and the rapids are more challenging. The recommended flow rate is between 1,000 – 5,000 cfs, with peak flows typically occurring in May and early June. Obstacles to be aware of include submerged rocks and sandbars, tight turns, and occasional strong winds. Experienced paddlers will enjoy this adventure, while beginners may want to consider hiring a guide or taking a guided tour.

Weather today, A chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Increasing clouds and hot, with a high near 99. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Status Runnable
Class Level II to III
Elevation 4,067 ft
Run Length 57.0 Mi
Gradient 8 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 1230 cfs
Gauge Height 6.7 ft
Reporting Streamgage San Juan River Near Bluff
USGS 09379500

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