SWIRLIN’ EDDY’S FACTS AND FIGURES FOR FOLKS ‘N’ BOATS!
RIVER ACCESS POINTS
- Unless otherwise noted, all sites feature rustic (pit) toilets
- Travel times and distances are approximate
Gold Bar (small dirt ramp for smaller vessels, camping) – 10 miles downriver on Potash Road – allow 25 minutes from town
Highway Bridge/Moab Ramp – park across the bridge at Lyons Hub for bathrooms- mile 0 on HWY 128 (River Road)
Big Bend (small vessel access, no ramp) – mile 7 on River Road – allow 15 minutes
Take Out Beach/Ramp – mile 10 on River Road – allow 20 minutes
Sandy Beach (small vessel access, no ramp) – mile 12 on River Road – allow 25 minutes
Rocky Rapid (ramp with parking) – mile 16.5 on River Road – allow 35 minutes
Onion Creek (two small ramps with camping) – mile 21 on River Road – allow 45 minutes
Hittle Bottom (ramp with camping) – mile 23 on River Road – allow 45 minutes
Dewey Bridge (ramp with camping) – mile 30 on River Road – allow 60 minutes
More rapids: Between Onion Creek and Big Bend
More flat water: Dewey Bridge to Hittle Bottom or Onion Creek, Big Bend to Gold Bar
Always wear your PFD (personal flotation device) and stay hydrated. If going out on your own, be informed about what to expect on a given stretch of river and make sure your fitness and skill level are commensurate with the water at that level in that area.
Wild West Voyages specializes in family-friendly guided day tours on the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Call them for rafting, kayaking, and Stand Up Paddle tours, rentals, or river shuttle service. Customized and private trips available.
Location: 422 Kane Creek Blvd in Moab
Lovingly penned by Swirlin’ Eddy For Wild West Voyages