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Whitewater River Run

Utah Dolores River

Paradox And Mesa Canyon (Bedrock To Gateway)

Class II+


78°, Scattered Showers Then Scattered T-Storms

The Dolores River's Paradox and Mesa Canyon Bedrock to Gateway is a thrilling river run with class III and IV rapids, making it a moderate to difficult challenge for experienced kayakers and rafters. The river has tight turns and steep drops, with obstacles such as large boulders and narrow channels. The best time to float this section of water is in late spring or early summer when the water is high, with recommended CFS of 800 to 1,500. The scenic canyon views and challenging rapids make this a must-try adventure for experienced river runners.

Weather today, Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Status Runnable
Class Level II+
Elevation 4,171 ft
Run Length 50.0 Mi
Gradient 10 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 3350 cfs
Gauge Height 11.4 ft
Reporting Streamgage Dolores River Near Cisco
USGS 09180000

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Dolores River Near Bedrock
USGS 09171100
1,610 cfs 6.3 ft
Mill Creek Below Sheley Tunnel
USGS 09183600
38 cfs 2.5 ft
Mill Creek At Sheley Tunnel
USGS 09183500
70 cfs 4.4 ft
Plateau Creek Near Cameo
USGS 09105000
1,590 cfs 6.9 ft
Colo River Blw Grd Valley Div Nr Palisade Co
USGS 09106150
15,600 cfs 9.2 ft
Colorado River Near Cisco
USGS 09180500
30,000 cfs 11.6 ft
Colorado River Near Cameo
USGS 09095500
14,800 cfs 9.5 ft
San Miguel River At Uravan
USGS 09177000
1,690 cfs 5.8 ft
Gunnison River Near Grand Junction
USGS 09152500
8,450 cfs 8.0 ft
Dolores River Near Cisco
USGS 09180000
3,640 cfs 11.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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