On both rivers all launch ramps are outside park boundaries. Launch an adventure on the colorado river.
The headwaters of this mighty river begin high up rocky mountain national park where it flows south and west towards the colorado plateau before making its way through the grand canyon eventually emptying into the gulf of california between the baja peninsula and the sonoran desert.
After a short run south the river turns west below grand lake the largest natural lake in the state. When you re looking for a weekend adventure or making rest stops on a longer road trip western arizona s colorado river country is a great place to detour. Vehicles cannot reach the rivers near the confluence or in cataract canyon.
On the colorado river boaters typically use the potash or moab ramps. Complete boating information for colorado river arizona with maps photos lake river descriptions guides and outfitters and more. And two mexican states.
The colorado begins at la poudre pass in the southern rocky mountains of colorado at 10 184 ft 3 104 m above sea level. There are other areas off the main flow of the river that have surprises. It is the 18th longest river in the united states and the longest river with both its source and its mouth within texas.
For the first 250 miles 400 km of its course the colorado carves its way through the mountainous western slope a sparsely populated region defined by the portion of. Arizona oasis rv resort s location on the lower colorado river just across from blythe ca is a great place to dive in. The colorado river extends from the state of colorado all the way to northern mexico spanning over 1400 miles.
Find local businesses view maps and get driving directions in google maps. The colorado river is one of the principal rivers of the southwestern united states and northern mexico the other being the rio grande. Four amazing parks are all within an hour of each other right on the river.
The 1 450 mile long 2 330 km river drains an expansive arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven u s. Its drainage basin and some of its usually dry tributaries extend into new mexico. Launch your favorite river toy with the resort s boat launch and enjoy the relaxing pace at our river front resort that is perfect for adventures on jet boats river boats and pontoons.
Colorado river adventure map.