Swallow Canyon To Lodore


This is mainly a scenic run through the Browns Park Wildlife Refuge.  Note: you must have a Lodore permit to float all the way to the Lodore boat ramp.  Otherwise you will need to take out at the Crook Boat ramp.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Green River are between a bare minimum of 1,000cfs and a high of 8,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09234500, the Green River Near Greendale Remember only watercraft are permitted at Swallow Canyon to Lodore.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Blacks Fork Near Little America
USGS 09224700
60 cfs 3.8 ft
Big Brush Creek Abv Red Fleet Res
USGS 09261700
10 cfs 0.2 ft
Corral Gulch Near Rangely
USGS 09306242
0 cfs 1.1 ft
Henrys Fork Near Manila
USGS 09229500
75 cfs 3.1 ft
Green River Near Greendale
USGS 09234500
910 cfs 8.3 ft
Green River Near Jensen
USGS 09261000
1,300 cfs 2.0 ft
White River Below Boise Creek
USGS 09306290
463 cfs 3.2 ft
Ashley Cr Abv Sp Nr Vernal Ut
USGS 09265500
4 cfs 3.9 ft
Ashley Creek Near Vernal
USGS 09266500
20 cfs 1.7 ft
Birch Spring Draw At Fgnra Boundary Nr Manila
USGS 09230300
4 cfs 2.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
East Willow Creek
SNOTEL 461
28" 1"
dinosaur 0.3 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-MF-28
5.68" -0.12"
King'S Cabin
SNOTEL 559
22" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Indian Crossing 13 5,469 ft
Echo Park - Dinosaur National Monument 17 5,094 ft
Swinging Bridge - Browns Wildlife Area 15 5,409 ft
Bridge Hollow None 5,469 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Swallow Canyon to Lodore 910.0cfs 19.2 Mi I
Lodore to Echo Park 1750.0cfs 19.0 Mi III to III+
Split Mountain to Ouray 910.0cfs 71.0 Mi I
Whirlpool Canyon - Echo Park to Rainbow Park 910.0cfs 16.5 Mi II to III
B Section 933.0cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Split Mountain 910.0cfs 8.5 Mi II+ to IV-
A Section 933.0cfs 7.0 Mi I to II
C Section 933.0cfs 11.0 Mi II- to II