Moab Daily - Hittle Bottom To Take Out Beach


This is a great beginner run for all watercraft.  At higher water flows the run gets pushier and more exciting.  Even though the river looks tame, swimmers should be aware of strong currents.  Always wear your lifejacket on this stretch of river.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 1,500cfs and a high of 20,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09180500, the Colorado River Near Cisco Remember only watercraft are permitted at Moab Daily - Hittle Bottom to Take Out Beach.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Onion Creek
Class II+ to III
Professor Creek Rapid
Class II+
Rocky Rapid
Class II+ to III
Castle Creek or Whites Rapid
Class II+ to III
Salt Wash Rapid
Class II

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Colorado River Near Colorado-Utah State Line
USGS 09163500
4,500 cfs 4.2 ft
South Creek Above Reservoir Near Monticello
USGS 09378170
0 cfs 0.3 ft
Castle Creek Below Castle Valley Near Moab
USGS 09182400
4 cfs 5.8 ft
Colorado River At Potash
USGS 09185600
4,780 cfs 7.9 ft
Mill Creek At Sheley Tunnel
USGS 09183500
8 cfs 3.1 ft
Dolores River At Bedrock
USGS 09169500
27 cfs 0.9 ft
San Miguel River At Uravan
USGS 09177000
108 cfs 2.9 ft
Dolores River Near Cisco
USGS 09180000
125 cfs 7.1 ft
Dolores River Near Gateway
USGS 09179450
119 cfs 6.9 ft
Dolores River Near Slick Rock
USGS 09168730
19 cfs 3.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Warner Lake 20 9,384 ft
Oowah 11 8,802 ft
Masons Draw 5 8,307 ft
Fisher Towers 5 4,718 ft
Dewey Bridge 7 4,105 ft
Hittle Bottom 12 4,085 ft
Kens Lake 31 5,051 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Cisco to Hittle Bottom 4620.0cfs 24.0 Mi I to II
Hittle Bottom to Rocky Rapid 4620.0cfs 6.5 Mi II+ to III
Moab Daily - Hittle Bottom to Take Out Beach 4620.0cfs 14.0 Mi II+ to III
Westwater 4620.0cfs 17.0 Mi III to IV