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
Castle Creek Below Castle Valley Near Moab
USGS 09182400
4 cfs 5.8 ft
Dolores River Near Cisco
USGS 09180000
204 cfs 6.9 ft
Dolores River At Bedrock
USGS 09169500
8 cfs 0.4 ft
Mill Creek Below Sheley Tunnel
USGS 09183600
3 cfs 1.4 ft
Colorado River Near Colorado-Utah State Line
USGS 09163500
2,190 cfs 2.9 ft
South Creek Above Reservoir Near Monticello
USGS 09378170
0 cfs 1.0 ft
Dolores River Near Slick Rock
USGS 09168730
3 cfs 3.0 ft
Dolores River Near Gateway
USGS 09179450
109 cfs 6.8 ft
San Miguel River At Uravan
USGS 09177000
43 cfs 2.6 ft
Colorado River At Potash
USGS 09185600
2,230 cfs 5.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Buckboard Flat
SNOTEL 1153
21" 0"
Lasal Mountain
SNOTEL 572
25" 0"
glade park,co
SNOTEL GDPC2
10.51" -0.08"
East Willow Creek
SNOTEL 461
27" -1"
Camp Jackson
SNOTEL 383
20" 0"
dinosaur 0.3 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-MF-28
5.63" -0.05"
Lasal Mountain-Lower
SNOTEL 1215
19" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Warner Lake 20 9,384 ft
Oowah 11 8,802 ft
Fisher Towers 5 4,718 ft
Dewey Bridge 7 4,105 ft
Masons Draw 5 8,307 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
Moab Daily - Hittle Bottom to Take Out Beach 2180.0cfs 14.0 Mi II+ to III
Hittle Bottom to Rocky Rapid 2180.0cfs 6.5 Mi II+ to III
Westwater 2180.0cfs 17.0 Mi III to IV
Cisco to Hittle Bottom 2180.0cfs 24.0 Mi I to II