Green River - Lodore to Echo Park

Upper Disaster Falls

Rapid Details

Name Upper Disaster Falls
Class III to III+

Disaster Falls recieves its name due to the Powell party losing a boat here in the 1869 expedition.  This rapid is boulder lined so pick your line carefully throughout.  The top section has a drop in section followed by some shallows.  You then need to thread the needle between a large river right rock and rocks on the river left.


Scout river left from the large eddy

Recommended Flows Minimum: 1000.0
Maximum: 5000.0
Length Feet
Elevation 5271.95 Feet
Coordinates Lat - 40.65054334
Long - -108.93060207

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