|Runnable Min||1000 cfs|
|Runnable Max||25000 cfs|
|Class||II to II+|
Horsethief and Ruby Canyons is currently
TOO HIGH to be paddled
with large holes and dangerous drops. We don't recommended paddling Horsethief And Ruby Canyons today.
Paddlers are advised to exercise caution
with streamflow levels at 29200cfs,
runnable rate of 10000cfs.
Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 1000cfs and a high of 25000cfs.
Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Horsethief And Ruby Canyons are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Colorado River Near Colorado-Utah State Line.
This class II to II+ journey is accessible from
Access - Loma
along the Colorado River.
Paddlers should prepare for
some fun paddling
Horsethief and Ruby Canyons is also ideal for multi day paddlers looking to do some camping too. Campers
20 riverside campsites
as the run winds its way through 27 miles of the beautiful Colorado River.
The Ruby-Horsethief section of the Colorado River, from Loma, Colorado, to Westwater, Utah, is a 25-mile stretch of mostly flatwater with sections of Class I and II. This section of the Colorado runs through beautiful red rock canyons and has many day hike opportunities offering both solitude and exploration. The Black Rock section is composed of rock known as Vishnu schist, which dates back about 1.7 billion years. This same rock, which geologists refer to as “an unconformity”, is exposed in certain sections of the Grand Canyon. There is an abundance of wildlife including great blue herons, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, mule deer, and desert bighorn sheep. Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 85. east wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
|Bull Canyon Camp|
|Fault Line Site|
|Mee Corner Site|
|Mee #1 Site|
|Mee #2 Site|
|Mee #3 Site|
|Mee #4 Site|
|Mee Canyon Site|
|Black Rock Site #4|
|Black Rock site #5|
|Black Rock site #6|
|Black Rock site #7|
|Black Rock site #8|
|Black Rock Site #9|
|State Line Campsite|
Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
mostly sunny, with a high near 88. breezy, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 45 mph.
It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between