Gates of Lodore Quick Facts

Learn about one of the most scenic trips we have to offer, Gates of Lodore!

Top Things to Know about Gates of Lodore:

Lodore Canyon length: 45 miles

Lodore Canyon put-in: Lodore Ranger Station

Lodore Canyon take-out: Split Mountain Campground

Lodore Canyon rapid class: Class III and IV

Lodore Canyon’s top rapids: Disaster Falls, Triplet Falls, Hell’s Half Mile

Best for Ages: 7+ at low water, 12+ at high water

Located in: Dinosaur National Monument

Notable Scenery: 2,000 foot quartzite cliffs, lush forests, Yampa River confluence in Echo Park

Notable Sites: Winnie’s Grotto, Early explorer inscriptions, Hanging Garden overlook

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