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DESOLATION CANYON

Green River - utah
Updated Oct. 21, 2019, 4:45 p.m.
Class
II to III
Moderate
Length
85.0
Miles
Gradient
5.0
Feet / Mile
Status RUNNABLE
Streamflow 2330 cfs
Average 10000 cfs
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Current Weather 85° Sunny
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Desolation Canyon on the Green River is one of the best multi-day river trips in the Western US. No it doesn't have the biggest and baddest rapids but it does contain some of the best river campsites and beaches. Plus there are plenty of Class II to III rapids to keep everyone on the trip entertained. Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 85. south southeast wind 7 to 10 mph.

This run is accessible from 2 public boat access points along the Green River. The Desolation Canyon is also ideal for multi day paddlers as the run features numerous campsites. Campers will find 41 riverside campsites as the run winds its way through 85 miles of the beautiful Green River.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December



Streamflow Conditions

The Desolation Canyon is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 2330cfs, about -73% below the average runnable rate of 10000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Desolation Canyon are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Green River At Green River, Ut.


Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Green River are between a bare minimum of 1000cfs and a high of 22000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across 38 class II to III obstacles as they float down this 85 mile stretch of the Green River.

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
Steer Ridge Class II to III 4494.87 Feet
Joe Hutch Class II to III Feet
Coal Creek Class II to III 4188.44 Feet
Wire Fence Class II to III Feet
Three Fords Class II to III Feet
Jack Creek Rapid Class II to III- Feet
Rock House Rapid Class II Feet
Little Rock House Riffle Class II 4596.64 Feet
Big Canyon Rapid Class II 4570.73 Feet
Firewater Rapid Class II 4566.79 Feet
Cedar RIdge Rapid Class II 4562.85 Feet
Flat Canyon Rapid Class II 4556.04 Feet
Dripping Springs Rapid Class II 4542.94 Feet
Fretwater Falls Rapid Class II to III- 4527.71 Feet
WIld Horse Rapid Class II 4514.91 Feet
Lower Wild Horse Rapid Class II+ to III- 4506.71 Feet
Rapid Class II to III- 4500.8 Feet
Steer Ridge Rapid Class III- to III 4494.87 Feet
Surprise Rapid Class II 4486.7 Feet
Log Cabin Rapid Class II 4471.6 Feet
Rock Creek Rapid Class II 4457.83 Feet
Calf Canyon Rapid Class II 4437.82 Feet
Snap Canyon Rapid Class II to III- 4421.74 Feet
Three Canyon Rapid Class II 4405.66 Feet
Belknap Falls Class III 4392.89 Feet
Chandler Falls Rapid Class II+ to III 4372.89 Feet
Trail Canyon Rapid Class II 4360.36 Feet
Bull Canyon Rapid Class II 4341.72 Feet
Moonwater Rapid Class II 4331.19 Feet
Red Point Rapid Class II to III- 4323.67 Feet
Joe Hutch Creek Rapid Class II+ to III- 4311.86 Feet
Florence Creek Rapid Class II 4286.09 Feet
Range Creek Rapid Class II+ 4230.44 Feet
Rabbit Valley Rapid Class II 4219.11 Feet
Curry Rapid Class II 4207.72 Feet
Saleratus Rapid Class II 4195.33 Feet
Poverty Rapid Class II 4183.83 Feet
Rattlesnake Rapid Class II to II+ 4163.49 Feet


Weather Overview: 85° Today, Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Sunny, with a high near 72. to sunny, with a high near 85. south southeast wind 7 to 10 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 72° - 85°



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