Colorado River New Castle to DeBeque Canyon Colorado

The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers in the Southwestern United States and in northern Mexico. The 1,450-mile-long river, the 5th longest in the United States, drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. states and two Mexican states. The name Colorado derives from the Spanish language for "colored reddi…
The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers in the Southwestern United States and in northern Mexico. The 1,450-mile-long river, the 5th longest in the United States, drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. states and two Mexican states. The name Colorado derives from the Spanish language for "colored reddish" due to its heavy silt load. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, it flows generally southwest across the Colorado Plateau and through the Grand Canyon before reaching Lake Mead on the Arizona–Nevada border, where it turns south toward the international border. After entering Mexico, the Colorado approaches the mostly dry Colorado River Delta at the tip of the Gulf of California between Baja California and Sonora.
  • Country: United States, Mexico
  • States: Colorado · Utah · Arizona · Nevada · California · Baja California · Sonora
  • Cities: Glenwood Springs, CO, Grand Junction, CO, Moab, UT, Page, AZ, Bullhead City, AZ, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Blythe, CA, Yuma, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Laughlin, NV, San Luis Río Colorado, Son.
  • Source: La Poudre Pass
  • Mouth: Gulf of California
  • Length: 1,450 mi (2,330 km)
  • Basin size: 246,000 sq mi (640,000 km²)
Data from: en.wikipedia.org