CHEYAVA FALLS TO CONFLUENCE WITH THE COLORADO RIVER
STREAMFLOW: 218 CFS
Class III-IV River Run
The Whitewater River Run from Cheyava Falls to the Confluence with the Colorado River in Arizona is an exciting whitewater experience that attracts adventurous paddlers. The ideal streamflow range for this run is between 1,500 and 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). At this flow, the river is Class III-IV in difficulty, offering challenging rapids, narrow canyons, and beautiful scenery. The segment mileage is approximately 18 miles, with a put-in at Cheyava Falls and a take-out at the Confluence with the Colorado River.
The run features several notable rapids, including Granite Falls, Crystal, and Thunder River. Granite Falls is a Class IV rapid that requires precise maneuvering through a narrow, rocky channel. Crystal is a Class III+ rapid with a steep drop and tight turns, while Thunder River is a Class IV+ rapid that demands advanced paddling skills.
To ensure the safety of paddlers and preserve the natural environment, there are specific regulations in the area. A permit is required to access the Whitewater River, and the number of permits issued is limited to protect the ecosystem and prevent overcrowding. Additionally, all boaters must follow Leave No Trace principles and carry out all trash and waste.
Overall, the Whitewater River Run in Arizona offers a thrilling and picturesque whitewater experience for paddlers with intermediate to advanced skills. It is important to check current streamflow conditions and obtain the necessary permits before embarking on this adventure.
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LITTLE COLORADO RIVER ABV MOUTH NR DESERT VIEW, AZ