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 Creek Near Vernal
USGS 09266500
21 cfs 1.8 ft
White River Near Watson
USGS 09306500
299 cfs 1.9 ft
White River Below Boise Creek
USGS 09306290
463 cfs 3.2 ft
Corral Gulch Near Rangely
USGS 09306242
0 cfs 1.1 ft
Yampa River At Deerlodge Park
USGS 09260050
339 cfs 2.3 ft
Green River Near Jensen
USGS 09261000
1,290 cfs 2.0 ft
Yellow Creek Near White River
USGS 09306255
1 cfs 4.8 ft
Green River Near Greendale
USGS 09234500
896 cfs 8.3 ft
Little Snake River Near Lily
USGS 09260000
128 cfs 1.5 ft
Ashley Cr Abv Sp Nr Vernal Ut
USGS 09265500
4 cfs 3.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
King'S Cabin
SNOTEL 559
1" 0"
East Willow Creek
SNOTEL 461
1" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Echo Park - Dinosaur National Monument 17 5,094 ft
Crook - Browns Wildlife Area 20 5,358 ft
Gates of Lodore - Dinosaur National Monument 17 5,348 ft
Swinging Bridge - Browns Wildlife Area 15 5,409 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
C Section 743.0cfs 11.0 Mi II- to II
White River 463.0cfs 37.0 Mi II
Whirlpool Canyon - Echo Park to Rainbow Park 896.0cfs 16.5 Mi II to III
Lodore to Echo Park 1790.0cfs 19.0 Mi III to III+
Split Mountain to Ouray 896.0cfs 71.0 Mi I
Swallow Canyon to Lodore 896.0cfs 19.2 Mi I
Split Mountain 896.0cfs 8.5 Mi II+ to IV-
B Section 743.0cfs None Mi II+ to III-