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Colorado River: Cisco Landing to Lower Onion Creek. August 24, 25, 2024

August 24August 25

Floating the Colorado River doesn’t get much easier than this!
     Saturday morning we’ll gather at the Dewey Bridge Campground boat ramp 32 miles east of Moab via UT128, drive up-river from there to the put-in at Cisco Landing & paddle a flatwater, somewhat remote 16-mile section of the Colorado River thru desert and ranchland back to Dewey Bridge.
     Sunday morning we’ll launch at Dewey Bridge to enjoy 8 miles of  Class I water thru spectacular red rock canyons as we paddle to the take-out at Lower Onion Creek Campground. As an option, some paddlers may want to continue downriver & paddle the “Moab Daily” section before leaving the river. Beyond Lower Onion Creek the rapids will likely be Class II to II+ with helmets required.
     Plan to car camp Friday & Saturday nights either at Dewey Bridge Campground or in the vicinity. Or, if you prefer, there are numerous hotels in Moab, a 45-minute drive.
     This is an ACA sanctioned outing event which requires either ACA membership OR $10/person insurance fee. In addition, all boaters must take the annual Utah mussel-aware boater course & have proof of course completion in your launch vehicle. See http://wildlife.utah.gov/fishing/invasive-mussels.html
     When you sign up, please let me know what type of watercraft you’ll be paddling, whether you plan to take-out at Lower Onion Creek or after the Moab Daily, & if you’ll be camping.
To sign up, contact trip coordinator
Karla Tanner


August 24
August 25