Dolores Whitewater Rafting – Gateway Canyon

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Dolores River – Gateway Canyon White Water Rafting Description:

Find the Dolores River in Colorado

Below Paradox Valley and Mesa Canyon, the Dolores River enters Gateway Canyon and the whitewater picks up again. Boulder-choked Stateline should definitely be scouted. Check out some stunning side-canyon hikes before the river flows into Utah, and joins the Colorado River about thirty miles upstream of the town of Moab.

 

 

 

Recommended Trips on Gateway Canyon – Dolores River:

Click Here – Gateway Canyon 10 Day Trip Info

Trip Name:
Gateway Canyon 10 Day
Sections Included:
Ponderosa Gorge, Slickrock Canyon, Paradox & Mesa Canyons, Gateway Canyon
Outfitter:
Wilderness Aware Rafting

Dolores River – Gateway Canyon Whitewater Rafting Details:

Difficulty: Class II-III (What does this mean?)
Elevation: 4551′ to 4091′
Average Gradient: 14.3′ per mile

Access to Access

Gateway to Dewey Bridge: 32.0 miles
Total Mileage: 32.0 miles

GPS Coordinates to Gateway Canyon Access Points – Dolores River:

  • Gateway Access: 38.680104,-108.98062
  • Dewey Bridge Access: 38.810336,-109.307538

Cities Near the Gateway Canyon Section:

  • Moab, UT, and Gateway

Information for Dolores Self-Guided Boaters:

The Dolores River (Gateway Canyon) is managed by the Bureau of Land Management out of Moab, UT.

  • Boating Permit Required: YES
  • Permit Details: There is no fee charged and you do not need to submit an application, but you must obtain a permit in advance. This permit must be signed by the trip leader and carried on the river to be authorized.
  • River Manager: U.S Bureau of Land Management – Moab Field Office
    82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532
    435.259.2100 ~ www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab.html

Shuttles:
Please contact the river manager (above) for information on shuttles.

Colorado Rafting River Guide:

Colorado Rafting River Guide
Check out our detailed information about the rivers you can raft across Colorado.

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