Westwater to Moab - Mountain Buzz

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-24-2008   #1
WhiteLightning's Avatar
Eagle County, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2002
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 969
Westwater to Moab

How many river miles/days extra would it be to extend a Westwater trip to Moab at late summer/early fall flows? Is the scenery worth the trip, since I know there isn't much action. Good camping?

My brother and dad may come out from Atlanta for a Westy trip, and I figured it may be an idea to extend things a little.

thanks in advance!

WhiteLightning is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 06-24-2008   #2
Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1989
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 19
You could stretch a Westwater run out by 2 to 4 days floating towards Moab. It's almost 50 miles from Cisco (WW takeout) to the Moab boat ramp, and another 15 or so from Moab to Potash, the lowest takeout. There are several access points in between. There are a few II/III- rapids on the Daily below Hittle Bottom. Scenery is nice below Dewey, but the road paralells the river most of the way, and it is busy in the daytime. There is shady camping at Fish Ford. Otherwise it's a matter of finding sandbars and islands. It's worth car scouting and noting locations as you run the shuttle. I've done the float once after Westwater, with 2 nights between Cisco to Takeout Beach. It was nice, but I don't need to do it again.

For a more remote feeling stretch of river, put in at Loma and float down to Westwater.
slowgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008   #3
Palisade, Colorado
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 298
on the other hand, the canyon beyond Dewey bridge, floating past Fisher then Castleton Towers, then into the Onion Creek area along the river road is
b e a u t i f u l.
peak is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 06-25-2008   #4
eagle, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 43
There are 2 excellent camps at Onion Creek, river right a couple of miles below Hittle Bottom.
flyfish is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Westwater to Moab -- Beta? jk Whitewater Kayaking 11 07-25-2007 07:20 PM
Kayaking near Moab lonewolf Whitewater Kayaking 4 05-02-2006 04:08 PM
Going to Moab? sandoz Whitewater Kayaking 4 03-26-2006 04:46 PM
Where to go in Moab? Philip Kayaking | Gear Talk 1 05-23-2005 01:07 PM
Moab?? FLOWTORCH Whitewater Kayaking 4 09-17-2004 04:43 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.