Navajo River

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Navajo River[1]
Lóolahó (in Jicarilla Apache)[2]
Physical characteristics
Main source 37°15′12″N 106°38′43″W / 37.25333°N 106.64528°W / 37.25333; -106.64528
River mouth Confluence with San Juan
6,319 ft (1,926 m)
37°01′26″N 107°09′31″W / 37.02389°N 107.15861°W / 37.02389; -107.15861Coordinates: 37°01′26″N 107°09′31″W / 37.02389°N 107.15861°W / 37.02389; -107.15861
Basin features
Progression San JuanColorado

Navajo River (Jicarilla Apache: Lóolahó) is a 54-mile-long (87 km)[3] tributary of the San Juan River. It flows from a source in the South San Juan Wilderness of Conejos County, Colorado southwest past Chromo, Colorado. The river dips into New Mexico, passing just north of Dulce before heading northwest to a confluence with the San Juan in Archuleta County, Colorado.[4] A large portion of its water is diverted across the Continental Divide to the Rio Grande basin as part of the San Juan-Chama Project.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Navajo River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  2. ^ Phone, Wilhelmina et al. Abáachi Mizaa Iłkeeʼ Siijai. University of New Mexico Press. Albuquerque, NM: 2007.
  3. ^ "The National Map". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved Feb 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "October 31, 2012--Water 2012 visits Southwest Basin (Alamosa News) | The Water Information Program". Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
  5. ^ "San Juan Chama Project". Retrieved 2017-06-16.