The Colorado River

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La Rivière Colorado, à 2,333 kilomètres de long est l’une des plus longues rivières de l’ouest des États-Unis. Né à l’ouest du Colorado, cette rivière joue un rôle essentiel dans la vie de plus de 40 millions d’occidentaux dans sept États. Le bassin du fleuve s’étend sur 260 000 Miles carrés, occupant environ 8 % de la zone continentale des États-Unis.

Principaux affluents de la rivière Colorado :

Frazier River
Muddy Creek
Blue River- Snake River, Tenmile Creek
Eagle River- Gore Creek
Roaring Fork River- Fryingpan River, Crystal River
Gunnison River– East River (Slate Creek) Taylor River, Uncompahgre River
Dolores RiverSan Miguel River
Green River- Yampa River (Elk River, White River)
San Juan River- Navajo River, Piedra River, Animas River,
 

Colorado River Section: Colorado

 


 
Hot Sulphur Springs to Hwy 40 bridge (Byers Canyon):

Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: IV
Length: 3 miles
Put-in: Hot Sulphur Springs
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Gore Canyon:

Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: IV-V
Length: 4.5 miles
Put-in: Kremmling
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Pumphouse Campground to State Bridge (Pumphouse):

Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: III
Length: 11.6 miles
Put-in: Pumphouse Campground
American Whitewater.org

State Bridge to Burns:

Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: II
Length: 35 miles
Put-in: State Bridge
American Whitewater.org

Burns to Dotsero (Burns Canyon):

Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: II
Length: 35 *American Whitewater lists the distance and class for State Bridge to Burns as Burns to Dotsero.
Put-in: Burns
American Whitewater.org

Hanging Lake to Shoshone Power Plant:

Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: IV-V
Length: 3.8 miles
Put-in: Hanging Lake Exit 125
American Whitewater.org

Shoshone Power Plant to Grizzly Creek:
Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: III-IV
Length: 2 miles
Put-in: Shoshone Power Plant,
Exit 125
American Whitewater.org

Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park:

Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: II
Length: 6 miles
Put-in: Grizzly Creek
American Whitewater.org

Two Rivers Park to South Canyon:
Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: II
Length: 6 miles
Put-in: Grizzly Creek
American Whitewater.org


South Canyon to New Castle:

Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: I
Length: 9.4 miles
Put-in: Two Rivers Park
American Whitewater.org

New Castle to Cameo:
Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: I
Length: na
Put-in: New Castle
American Whitewater.org

Big Sur:
Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: III
Length: 0.1 miles
Put-in: Cameo
“Big Sur on the Colorado is a unique feature that occurs when flows reach 20,000cfs. High flows are provided by coordinated reservoir operations upstream, and are intended to support endangered fish in the Grand Valley. ”
American Whitewater.org

Grand Junction Town (Palisade to
Loma Launch:

Season: Spring-Summer
Day-Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: I
Length: 30.56 miles.
Put-in: Palisade
American Whitewater.org

Colorado River Section: Utah

 


 
Colorado River, Loma launch to Westwater launch (Ruby to Horsetheif):
Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: II
Length: 25 miles
Put-in: Loma Launch
American Whitewater.org

Westwater launch to Rose Ranch (Westwater Canyon):

Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: I-IV
Length: 17 miles
Put-in: Westwater
American Whitewater.org

Cisco (Rose Ranch) to Moab:
Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: I-III
Length: 47 miles
Put-in: Rose Ranch
American Whitewater.org

Confluence with Green River to Lake Powell:
Season: Spring- Summer
Day Use Pass: na
Class of Rapids: I-IV
Length: 112 miles
Put-in: Confluence of the GreenAmerican Whitewater.org