The Colorado River was one of the many attractions that Chris (Alex Supertramp) McCandless was drawn to throughout his journey. The Colorado River starts at LaPourde Pass Lake which is in Rocky Mountain National Park (by LuLu City) and runs all the way to the Gulf of California for a total of 1,450 miles. The depth of the river can range from 6 feet to 90 feet, but the average depth is about 20 feet.
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There are many dams along the Colorado River. They include the Glen Canyon Dam, Hoover Dam, Parker Dam, Davis Dam, Palo Verde Diversion Dam, and Imperial Dam.
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Many cities have aqueducts running from the river. Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Bernardino, San Diego, Phoenix, and Tuscon are a few.