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
Yampa River At Deerlodge Park
USGS 09260050
967 cfs 3.4 ft
Ashley Creek Near Vernal
USGS 09266500
18 cfs 1.7 ft
Birch Spring Draw At Fgnra Boundary Nr Manila
USGS 09230300
4 cfs 2.7 ft
White River Near Watson
USGS 09306500
390 cfs 2.1 ft
Henrys Fork Near Manila
USGS 09229500
82 cfs 3.8 ft
Green River Near Green River
USGS 09217000
739 cfs 1.2 ft
Big Brush Creek Abv Red Fleet Res
USGS 09261700
10 cfs 0.2 ft
Blacks Fork Near Little America
USGS 09224700
130 cfs 4.2 ft
Ashley Cr Abv Sp Nr Vernal Ut
USGS 09265500
4 cfs 3.9 ft
Green River Near Greendale
USGS 09234500
888 cfs 8.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
King'S Cabin
SNOTEL 559
13" -2"
East Willow Creek
SNOTEL 461
15" -1"
Trout Creek
SNOTEL 833
16" -2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Swinging Bridge - Browns Wildlife Area 15 5,409 ft
Indian Crossing 13 5,469 ft
Echo Park - Dinosaur National Monument 17 5,094 ft
Bridge Hollow None 5,469 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
B Section 739.0cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Split Mountain to Ouray 888.0cfs 71.0 Mi I
Split Mountain 888.0cfs 8.5 Mi II+ to IV-
C Section 739.0cfs 11.0 Mi II- to II
Whirlpool Canyon - Echo Park to Rainbow Park 888.0cfs 16.5 Mi II to III
Swallow Canyon to Lodore 888.0cfs 19.2 Mi I
Lodore to Echo Park 2020.0cfs 19.0 Mi III to III+
A Section 739.0cfs 7.0 Mi I to II