Difficulty I-II
Length 17 Miles
Gauge SAN RAFAEL RIVER NEAR GREEN RIVER, UT
Flow Range 250 - 1800 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago ~ 3.06 [CFS] 👍 ℹ️ ⚠️
Reach Info Last Updated 06/26/2019 2:09 pm

River Description


The San Rafael Swell topographic map (712) published as part of National Geographic's Trails Illustrated series is an excellent map of the region.

Check out the Buckhorn Wash pictograph panel on the shuttle.

Rapid Descriptions

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Daniel Cottam
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2 years ago

there is a river wide log that is 2 feet around about 15 minutes from put in at fullers bottom. Water hits even with the top of the log at 1000 cfs as of yesterday 6/5/2017. I alerted the ranger. We had someone get snagged on the log going over and had to be rescued. I had to drag over my 13 foot raft and inflatable sabertooth cataraft. The raft almost flipped. Sliding sideways into the log resulted in flips of duckies and hard shells of following groups. This log was not there on 6/4/2017. Be careful at water levels less than 1000

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Green River Boat Passage Officially Open! - UT

4/6/2017
Kestrel Kunz

American Whitewater staff traveled to Green River, UT in late March to meet with private water users and state agencies, and to participate in the official opening of the new boat passage through the Green River Diversion (Tusher Dam). Completion of the boat passage has freed the Green River from its last in-stream obstruction between the Flaming Gorge Dam and the confluence with the Colorado River – over 400 floatable river miles through iconic canyons and historic landmarks. It has a been a long process, and our work isn’t over yet! As your boating representative, American Whitewater will continue to work closely with the dam operators and Utah’s Division of State Lands (FFSL) to ensure that the boat passage meets the needs of the public during its inaugural year.

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Flow Study on the San Rafael (UT)

5/31/2014
Nathan Fey

Green River, UT - With flows of over 350cfs, Utah's San Rafael River is drawing lots of visitation this week from paddlers.  If you have paddled the San Rafael - please take a minute to help us identify how flows affect paddling opportunities by participating in a quick on-line survey.

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American Whitewater Weighs in on BLM Oil Shale and Tar Sands Plan

5/7/2012
Nathan Fey

The Bureau of Land Management is considering the potential for oil shale and tar sands development on 2,431,000 acres of public land in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. This development could threaten the quality of paddling experiences including the multi-day desert floats on Desolation and Grays Canyons of the Green as well as the adventure available for kayaks and packrafts to explore the San Rafael, Muddy and Escalante. American Whitewater partnered with our colleagues in the Outdoor Alliance to highlight the value of these areas for outdoor recreation.

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Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1207970 07/09/17 Kestrel Kunz Reach # fixed
1207476 04/21/17 Bill Hunt Length is 17 miles
1212146 05/06/19 Obe Tejada updated stats
1213047 06/26/19 Obe Tejada updated image position
1213048 06/26/19 Obe Tejada updated image position
1191666 10/15/01 Thomas O'Keefe n/a