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Lodore Canyon Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Green River

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Lodore Canyon Info
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Put In:  Lodore Boat Ramp
Take Out:  Split Mountain Boat Ramp
Difficulty:  Class III
Gradient:  13 ft/mi
Run Length:  44 miles
Current Streamflow:  1280 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:30 AM - GREEN RIVER NEAR GREENDALE, UT, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  National Weather Service; 801-539-1311.
Good Level:  1,000 to 20,000 cfs
Season Comments:  April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Permit:  Required year-round. Contact Dinosaur National Monument: 970-374-2468 or surf to it or check the AllAboutRivers Permits Page
Character/Similar To:  Predominately Class III drops through splendid high desert canyons.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mostly National Park
Wilderness:  yes
Camping on River:  Several excellent established campsites.
Location:  In the Canyon Country (CO,UT), 230 miles Northwest of Denver
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: From Vernal, Utah head east on US 40 for 89 miles toward the town of Maybell in northwest Colorado. Turn northwest on Colorado Route 318 and drive some 40 miles. Turn left onto a dirt road marked "Gates of Lodore" and continue another 10 miles to the put-in.

Take-out: Return to US 40 and head west some 80 miles to Jensen, Utah. Turn north onto Utah Route 149 and proceed to Split Mountain Campground.

Towns near Lodore Canyon Kayaking

Green River Utah
Moab Utah
Park City Utah
Price Utah
Vernal Utah

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