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Escalante River

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The Escalante River is a tributary of the Colorado River, approximately 90 mi (145 km) long, in southern Utah. Its headwaters are on the high forested slopes of the Aquarius Plateau. It drains a remote area west of the Colorado, flowing through rugged canyons for much of its route.

It rises in several creeks along Hell's Backbone in western Garfield County, approximately 20 mi (32 km) west of the town of Escalante in the Dixie National Forest. It flows east to Escalante, entering Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and flowing through the Escalanate Canyons, a series of narrow spectacular gorges. It turns southeast in central Garfield County, entering Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and entering the Colorado from the northwest as an arm of Lake Powell, approximately 20 mi (32 km) north of the Arizona state line.

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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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