EASTERN BOUNDARY OF PARK (ORIGINAL PARK BOUNDARY) TO WESTERN BOUNDARY OF PARK (ORIGINAL PARK BOUNDARY)
STREAMFLOW: 3 CFS
Class III-IV River Run
The Whitewater River Run in Arizona is a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts looking for a thrilling ride. The ideal streamflow range for this section of the river is between 1,000-3,000 cfs. This section of the river is rated as Class III-IV, with several challenging rapids and obstacles, including House Rock Rapid, Hermit Rapid, and Crystal Rapid. The segment mileage for the entire run is approximately 277 miles.
The Whitewater River Run is regulated by the National Park Service, and visitors must obtain a permit to enter the area. Visitors are also required to follow specific regulations, such as packing out all trash, using existing campgrounds, and avoiding damage to natural resources. Additionally, visitors are required to carry a portable toilet and use it at all times to prevent contamination of the river.
This section of the river is known for its stunning scenery, with towering red rock walls and crystal-clear water. However, visitors should be aware of the potential hazards, such as swift currents, cold water temperatures, and dangerous rapids. It is recommended that visitors have prior whitewater experience and proper safety equipment before attempting this run.
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