Reaches of the Colorado River:01. Hot Sulphur Springs to Hwy 40 bridge (Byers Canyon) (CO, IV)02. Gore Canyon (CO, IV-V)03. Pumphouse campground to Rancho Del Rio (Pumphouse) (CO, III)04. Hanging Lake Exit 125 (I-70) to Shoshone Power Plant Exit 123 (I-70) (Barrel Springs) (CO, IV-V [V+])05. Shoshone Power Plant, Exit 123 (I-70) to Grizzly Creek, Exit 121 (I-70) (Shoshone) (CO, III-IV)06. Cameo Dam (Big Sur / Lucky 7) (CO, III)07. Loma to Westwater (Ruby / Horsethief Canyons) (CO-UT, II)08. Westwater to Rose Ranch (Westwater Canyon) (UT, I-IV)09. Cisco (Rose Ranch) to Moab (Professor Valley) (UT, I-III)10. Moab to Powell Reservoir (Cataract Canyon) (UT, I-IV)11. Lees Ferry to Lake Mead (Grand Canyon) (AZ, I-V)12. Black Canyon (AZ-NV, I)
An area of swift current recognized as the last rapid on the Colorado River.
Virtually always enough water. Only concern may be that at high water, some camps and hot-springs may be inundated.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
Take-out at Willow Beach
Willow Beach Marina
Lower Black Canyon
Ring Bolt Rapids
Arizona Hot Springs
White Rock Canyon
Ring Bolt Rapid
Boy Scout Canyon
Hot Springs in Boy Scout Canyon
Gold Strike Canyon
Black Canyon put-in
Million Dollar Point
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