Photos and videos: San Juan River, Utah, September 2023

This page in our free multimedia library features photos and videos of the San Juan River, near Mexican Hat, Utah.

The San Juan is an important tributary of the Colorado River that begins in the mountains of southwest Colorado. This section of the San Juan River is situated between two reservoirs: upstream is Navajo Lake, along the Colorado-New Mexico border, and downstream is Lake Powell, which impounds the Colorado River in Utah and Arizona.

These photos and videos were captured along and near the Honaker Trail, namesake of a geological formation found on the Colorado Plateau. The Honaker Trail Formation consists of a series of sedimentary layers that were formed during the Pennsylvanian Period (299 to 323 million years ago).

This section of the San Juan River is popular with boaters (this page has information on permits).

DateSeptember 2023
LocationSan Juan River, near Mexican Hat, Utah (map)
CreditMitch Tobin/The Water Desk
RightsFree to reuse under Creative Commons license.

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