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San Juan River (Utah)

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The San Juan River, a tributary of the Colorado, is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States
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The San Juan River, a tributary of the Colorado, is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States

The San Juan River is a tributary of the Colorado River, 400 mi (644 km) long, in the western United States.

It rises in southern Colorado, along the southern slope the San Juan Mountains to the west of the continental divide in southwestern Colorado. Tributaries in Colorado which also rise in the San Juans include the Animas River, the Piedra River and the Los Pinos River.

The San Juan river provides good fishing in its warm, slow, muddy waters. The river meanders through goosenecks, sometimes meandering as much as 5 miles within a one mile straight distance, such as in Gooseneck State Park. The river joins the Colorado at Lake Powell after flowing through New Mexico and Utah, where it is known as the San Juan Arm of the lake.

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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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