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Canoeing the Colorado River

Troop 946 showing off their mohawks.

When I was 16, we canoed the Colorado River from Cisco Landing to Moab. It took 4 days to go 46.5 miles. On the last day, we canoed the rapids. One of the canoes got wrapped around a boulder then sank to the bottom.

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Waypoints

Waypoint Latitude Longitude Description
Cicso Boat Ramp -109.2507457198394 38.97044036618646  
Hittle Bottom Boat Ramp -109.3253472186031 38.75989264873667  
Onion Creek -109.36257184 38.73649485 Class: II+ to III Description: This rapid occurs where the Onion Creek drainage enters the colorado river from the south. Run right of center.
Professor Creek Rapid -109.38030124 38.72141331000001 Class: II+ Description: Run right of center
Rocky Rapid -109.41089988 38.69658179 Class: II+ to III Description: This rapid is surprisingly rocky. Run the main wave train that moves left to right. If you want to land at Rocky Rapid boat launch you will need to pull hard left into the left water channel at the bottom of the rapid. The river pools above this rapid so you will have plenty of time to scout your line from your boat and then position yourself accordingly.
Rocky Rapid Landing -109.41298664 38.69584421999999  
Castle Creek or Whites Rapid -109.4488209499999 38.68423748000002 Class: II+ to III Description: When you see the Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge property this rapid will be around the corner. Run right of center. At lower water levels the left side is shallow and rocky. Kayaks could probably find a level anywhere.
Sandy Beach Landing -109.47746426 38.68287200000001  
Salt Wash Rapid -109.49764788 38.67231892 Class: II Description:
Take Out Beach Landing -109.5007512 38.66179711  
Moab Boat Ramp -109.5735469022783 38.60487937524369  

Trip Report: September 17, 2002

Canoeing the Colorado River
Canoeing the Colorado River
Canoeing the Colorado River
Canoeing the Colorado River
Canoeing the Colorado River
Canoeing the Colorado River
Canoeing the Colorado River
Canoeing the Colorado River
Canoeing the Colorado River
Canoeing the Colorado River
Canoeing the Colorado River
Canoeing the Colorado River