Whirlpool Canyon - Echo Park To Rainbow Park


After the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers, the Green enters whirlpool canyon

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 Whirlpool Canyon - Echo Park to Rainbow Park.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Greasy Pliers Rapid
Class II to III

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Ashley Cr Abv Sp Nr Vernal Ut
USGS 09265500
4 cfs 3.9 ft
Green River Near Jensen
USGS 09261000
2,000 cfs 2.7 ft
Little Snake River Near Lily
USGS 09260000
1 cfs 0.6 ft
Yellow Creek Near White River
USGS 09306255
2 cfs 5.0 ft
Corral Gulch Near Rangely
USGS 09306242
0 cfs 1.1 ft
Ashley Creek Near Vernal
USGS 09266500
59 cfs 2.1 ft
Big Brush Creek Abv Red Fleet Res
USGS 09261700
15 cfs 0.3 ft
White River Below Boise Creek
USGS 09306290
350 cfs 2.8 ft
Green River Near Greendale
USGS 09234500
1,290 cfs 8.8 ft
Yampa River At Deerlodge Park
USGS 09260050
197 cfs 1.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Gates of Lodore - Dinosaur National Monument 17 5,348 ft
Crook - Browns Wildlife Area 20 5,358 ft
Echo Park - Dinosaur National Monument 17 5,094 ft
Swinging Bridge - Browns Wildlife Area 15 5,409 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Split Mountain 1290.0cfs 8.5 Mi II+ to IV-
B Section 589.0cfs None Mi II+ to III-
C Section 589.0cfs 11.0 Mi II- to II
Whirlpool Canyon - Echo Park to Rainbow Park 1290.0cfs 16.5 Mi II to III
Swallow Canyon to Lodore 1290.0cfs 19.2 Mi I
Split Mountain to Ouray 1290.0cfs 71.0 Mi I
Lodore to Echo Park 2570.0cfs 19.0 Mi III to III+
White River 350.0cfs 37.0 Mi II