Westwater Canyon is carved by the Colorado River through the desert of the eastern Colorado Plateau. The Colorado Plateau spans a large area surrounding the intersection of the borders of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona and is flush with numerous geographic wonders. The basement rock in the heart of the canyon reveals exposed black granite from the Proterzoic era; rock 1.75 billion years old found in few places on the Colorado River outside of the Grand Canyon. The upper canyon is composed of sandstone. Bring your geologist friends and let them gush effusively over the impressive unconformities and textbook examples of geologic uplift as you float through this remarkable desert canyon.
Weather on the river today will be sunny and hot, with a high near 99. south wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
This run is accessible from 2 public boat access points along the Colorado River. The Westwater is also ideal for multi day paddlers as the run features numerous campsites. Campers will find 8 riverside campsites as the run winds its way through 17 miles of the beautiful Colorado River.
The Westwater is currently
with streamflow levels at 4250cfs,
runnable rate of 8000cfs.
Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Westwater are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Colorado River Near Cisco, Ut.
|Marble||Class III to IV||Feet|
|Staircase||Class III to IV||Feet|
|Big Hummer||Class III to IV||Feet|
|Funnel||Class III to IV||Feet|
|Surprise||Class III to IV||Feet|
|Skull||Class III to IV||Feet|
|Bowling Alley||Class III to IV||Feet|
|Sock It To Me||Class III to IV||Feet|
|Last Chance||Class III to IV||Feet|
|Little Dolores Rapid||Class III to III+||4248.46 Feet|
|Cougar Bar - Upper|
|Cougar Bar - Lower|
|Little Dolores Camp|
|Hades Bar Camp|
|Big Hole Camp|
|Big Horn Camp|
|Bald Eagle Camp|
Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between
Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the morning.
sunny and hot, with a high near 99. south wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between
Explore the latest streamflow conditions for local whitewater destinations on and around the Colorado River.