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Dirty Devil River

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The Dirty Devil River near Twin Corral Box Canyon

The Dirty Devil River is a tributary of the Colorado River, approximately 80 mi (129 km) long, in south central Utah in the United States.

It is formed in Wayne County near Hanksville from the confluence of the Fremont River and Muddy Creek. It flows SSE through a 2000 foot (600 m) deep canyon in Wayne and Garfield counties. In its lower 20 mi (32 km) it enters Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and flows into Lake Powell on the Colorado from the north.

The canyon of the river is particularly isolated and is seldom visited compared to other natural areas in the region. The river was named during the 1869 Colorado River expedition led by John Wesley Powell. The outlaw Butch Cassidy used tributary canyons of the Dirty Devil as a hideout in the 1890s.

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Colorado River system
Dams and aqueducts (see US Bureau of Reclamation)
Shadow Mountain Dam | Granby Dam | Glen Canyon Dam | Hoover Dam | Davis Dam | Parker Dam | Palo Verde Diversion Dam | Imperial Dam | Laguna Dam | Morelos Dam | Colorado River Aqueduct | San Diego Aqueduct | Central Arizona Project Aqueduct | All-American Canal | Coachella Canal | Redwall Dam
Natural features
Colorado River | Rocky Mountains | Colorado River Basin | Grand Lake | Sonoran desert | Mojave desert | Imperial Valley | Colorado Plateau | Grand Canyon | Glen Canyon | Marble Canyon | Paria Canyon | Gulf of California/Sea of Cortez | Salton Sea
Tributaries
Dirty Devil River | Dolores River | Escalante River | Gila River | Green River | Gunnison River | Kanab River | Little Colorado River | Paria River | San Juan River | Virgin River
Major reservoirs
Fontenelle Reservoir | Flaming Gorge Reservoir | Taylor Park Reservoir | | Navajo Reservoir | Lake Powell | Lake Mead | Lake Havasu
Dependent states
Arizona | California | Colorado | Nevada | New Mexico | Utah (See: Colorado River Compact)
Designated areas
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area | Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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