Sand Island To Mexican Hat


Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the San Juan River are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 8,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09379500, the San Juan River Near Bluff Remember only watercraft are permitted at Sand Island to Mexican Hat.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
4 Foot Rapid
Class II
8 Foot Rapid
Class II
Ledge Rapid
Class II

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Mcelmo Creek Near Colorado-Utah State Line
USGS 09372000
4 cfs 2.3 ft
San Juan River Near Bluff
USGS 09379500
566 cfs 5.5 ft
Chinle Creek Near Mexican Water
USGS 09379200
1 cfs 1.7 ft
San Juan River At Four Corners
USGS 09371010
538 cfs 5.8 ft
South Creek Above Reservoir Near Monticello
USGS 09378170
0 cfs 0.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Lasal Mountain
SNOTEL 572
16" -2"
Lasal Mountain-Lower
SNOTEL 1215
1" -2"
Camp Jackson
SNOTEL 383
11" -2"
Buckboard Flat
SNOTEL 1153
23" -2"