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HORSETHIEF AND RUBY CANYONS

Colorado River - colorado
Updated June 20, 2019, 3:45 p.m.

Status TOO HIGH
Streamflow 29200 cfs
Average 10000 cfs
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Runnable Min 1000 cfs
Runnable Max 25000 cfs
Gradient 5 FPM
Length 27 Miles
Class II to II+
Current Weather 85° Sunny
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Streamflow Conditions

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, about 190% above the average 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.

Run Overview

This class II to II+ journey is accessible from Access - Loma along the Colorado River. Paddlers should prepare for some fun paddling along this run. Horsethief and Ruby Canyons is also ideal for multi day paddlers looking to do some camping too. Campers will find 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.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December



Weather Overview: 85° Today, Sunny

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. to 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 72° - 88°

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