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
Little Snake River Near Lily
USGS 09260000
340 cfs 1.8 ft
Ashley Creek Near Vernal
USGS 09266500
18 cfs 1.7 ft
Big Brush Creek Abv Red Fleet Res
USGS 09261700
10 cfs 0.2 ft
Green River Near Greendale
USGS 09234500
888 cfs 8.3 ft
Green River Near Jensen
USGS 09261000
2,100 cfs 2.8 ft
Corral Gulch Near Rangely
USGS 09306242
0 cfs 1.1 ft
Yellow Creek Near White River
USGS 09306255
1 cfs 4.8 ft
Yampa River At Deerlodge Park
USGS 09260050
967 cfs 3.4 ft
White River Near Watson
USGS 09306500
390 cfs 2.1 ft
White River Below Boise Creek
USGS 09306290
367 cfs 2.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
King'S Cabin
SNOTEL 559
13" -2"
East Willow Creek
SNOTEL 461
15" -1"

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
Swinging Bridge - Browns Wildlife Area 15 5,409 ft
Echo Park - Dinosaur National Monument 17 5,094 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lodore to Echo Park 2020.0cfs 19.0 Mi III to III+
Swallow Canyon to Lodore 888.0cfs 19.2 Mi I
B Section 739.0cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Whirlpool Canyon - Echo Park to Rainbow Park 888.0cfs 16.5 Mi II to III
C Section 739.0cfs 11.0 Mi II- to II
Split Mountain to Ouray 888.0cfs 71.0 Mi I
Split Mountain 888.0cfs 8.5 Mi II+ to IV-
White River 367.0cfs 37.0 Mi II