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Moab Daily Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Colorado River

Moab Daily Info
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Put In:  Hittle Bottom
Take Out:  Takeout Beach
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III
Run Length:  13 miles
Current Streamflow:  3210 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:00 AM - COLORADO RIVER NEAR CISCO, UT, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  2,000-20,000 cfs
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Permit:  Not required for private boaters at this time.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Public, BLM and Arches National Park
Wilderness:  No, Hwy 128 follows entire run.
Camping on River:  Yes with the following stipulations. On river left (to the left as you are facing downstream), camping is allowed only at improved recreation sites with facilities for overnight use (BLM Utah, Moab Field Office Campgrounds). River runners may camp at undeveloped sites on river right (to the right as you are facing downstream) only between Dewey Bridge and Salt Wash (the boundary of Arches National Park). When camping along river right, you must:
  • Use a washable, reusable toilet system that allows for carry-out and proper disposal of solid human waste
  • Pack out all trash and dispose of it properly
  • Use a durable metal fire pan to contain your campfire. Check on local fire restrictions prior to your trip
  • Location:  In the Canyon Country (UT), 245 miles Southeast of Salt Lake City
    Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: From Moab, go north on Hwy 191. Just before you reach the Colorado River, turn east on Hwy 128 and travel approx. 23 miles to Hittle Bottom.

    Takeout: From the junction of Hwy 128 and Hwy 191 travel approximately 10 miles to Big Bend. This is your takeout beach.

    Towns near Moab Daily Kayaking

    Green River Utah
    Moab Utah
    Price Utah

    Other Resources

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