6-8 Hours Low water and upstream winds combined can lead to the trip taking 15 hours or more.
Class I Rapids Loma Beach to Westwater
Mack, Ruby Canyon, Bitter Creek, Well, Westwater 4SE
Directions from Denver: Follow Interstate 70 west all the way past Grand Junction to the town of Loma. There is river access for the Ruby Canyon there.
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Difficulty: Easy Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended Report: Sorry to say that McDonalds Canyon, at least the river access from land, has fallen in to the no trespassing catagory. It was nice and I'll miss, Honestly I'm disturbed. I drove all weekend around Grand Junction to Dewey's Bridge and found no open camping. Sorry I'm bummed
Rafting & Kayaking
The beautiful Ruby Canyon of the Lower Colorado River provides flat-water trips for canoeists, rafter, and kayakers. Grand desert painted walls tower overhead. The 25 mile stretch of between Loma Boat Launch, below Grand Junction and the Westwater Ranger Station take-out in Utah is some of the most noteworthy canoeing waters in western Colorado.
This section of the Colorado River provides one of the finest flat water canoeing opportunities in the west. Beautiful scenery and plenty of water to explore make an excellent experience.