Colorado River - Horsethief and Ruby Canyons

Colorado-US   Utah-US  

Description

The Ruby-Horsethief section of the Colorado River, from Loma, Colorado, to Westwater, Utah, is a 25-mile stretch of mostly flatwater with sections of Class I and II. This section of the Colorado runs through beautiful red rock canyons and has many day hike opportunities offering both solitude and exploration. The Black Rock section is composed of rock known as Vishnu schist, which dates back about 1.7 billion years. This same rock, which geologists refer to as “an unconformity”, is exposed in certain sections of the Grand Canyon. There is an abundance of wildlife including great blue herons, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, mule deer, and desert bighorn sheep.

Statistics

SummitSurfer/ Mtn. Buzz.com
Class II to II+
Current Flow 3680.0 CFS
12-17-2017 15:45


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Recommended Flow Minimum: 1000.0
Average: 10000.0
Maximum: 25000.0
Typical Season Begins: January
Ends: December
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: Yes
SUP: Yes
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge COLORADO RIVER NEAR COLORADO-UTAH STATE LINE
Length 27.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 5.0 FPM
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Ruby/Horsethief near Mee Canyon

02-02-2011 - Ruby/Horsethief near Mee Canyon