River conditions & tips

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River Conditions

This portion of the Colorado River is considered as a light Class I river.  It is mostly flat with two short sections of light rapids.  However, a strong south wind can cause the river to become choppy and difficult to navigate.


Click here for the current river stage.

Tips for an enjoyable river trip

  • Know your ability and the river's demands.
  • Know how to swim.
  • Think and practice safety at all times.
  • Wear your life jacket (PFD) fastened at all times.
  • Allow sufficient time for swimming, picnicking and resting.
  • Beginners should not take young children.
  • Do not overload or stand up in your watercraft.
  • Wear river shoes at all times.
  • Bring a dry change of clothing.
  • Bring a thirst quenching drink (i.e. water, sports drink)
  • Alcohol and water do not mix.
  • Carry food and clothing in water tight containers that are tied securely to the watercraft.
  • Use litter bags and leave only tracks behind.
  • Never take glass on the river.
  • Protect yourself from the elements (ex. sunscreen)
  • Use a strap to secure glasses.
  • Keep off private property.
  • Show respect at all times.
  • Lock valuables in the car.
  • Enjoy wildlife and wildflowers, but leave them behind