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Cisco Run Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Colorado River

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Cisco Run Info
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Put In:  Cisco Landing
Take Out:  Moab Bridge
Difficulty:  Class I
Run Length:  22 miles
Current Streamflow:  3210 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:00 AM - COLORADO RIVER NEAR CISCO, UT, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  2000 - 20,000 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Permit:  none required at this time.
Character/Similar To:  Large but slow moving desert river with great side hikes and campsites.
Water Craft:  canoe,touring
Land Ownership:  Public, BLM ownership
Wilderness:  Yes, some. But part of the run parallels SH 128.
Camping on River:  Yes
Location:  In the Canyon Country (UT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: From I-70 east of Cisco Utah, take the Cisco exit (#212). Turn right onto the access road and drive southwest to the southeast corner of this abandoned town. Follow the unpaved pumphouse road southeast for about 3 miles to a "Y" in the road. Bear left and drive another 2 miles to the Cisco Landing boat ramp. There is an alternate put in further downstream at Fish Ford. At the "Y", bear right instead of left and continue to Fish Ford.

Take-out: Return to the access road and turn left. Turn left onto SH 128 towards Moab Utah. Continue about 25 miles to Hittle Bottom.

Cisco Run on the Colorado River

This slow moving but scenic stretch can be combined with either Westwater Canyon upstream and/or the Moab Dail downstream for a longer multi-day trip. A detailed trip description with topo maps can be found in the Canyonlands Book at the top of this page.

Last Edited by josho on 5/31/2011

Other Resources

Canyon Country Kayak Clubs
  • U of Utah Outdoor Recreation Program
  • Utah Whitewater Club
  • Conservation Organizations
  • Glen Canyon Institute
  • Virgin River Runners' Coalition