TAPEATS SPRING TO CONFLUENCE WITH THE COLORADO RIVER
STREAMFLOW: 4 CFS
Class III-IV River Run
The Whitewater River Run from Tapeats Spring to Confluence With The Colorado River in Arizona is a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this run is between 4,000 and 25,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). This range provides exciting rapids without being too dangerous. The class rating for this run is between III and IV, meaning it is recommended for experienced paddlers.
The segment mileage for this run is approximately 70 miles, with several notable rapids and obstacles. Some of these rapids include Hance Rapid, Horn Creek Rapid, and Granite Rapid. Hance Rapid is a class IV rapid with steep drops and large waves, while Horn Creek Rapid has a difficult entrance and strong currents. Granite Rapid is a long and technical rapid, with a narrow chute and several large rocks to dodge.
In addition to the challenging rapids, there are specific regulations in place for this area. All boaters must obtain a permit from the National Park Service to enter the area. Additionally, all boaters must follow strict Leave No Trace principles, as the area is a protected wilderness area.
Overall, the Whitewater River Run from Tapeats Spring to Confluence With The Colorado River is an exciting and challenging destination for experienced whitewater paddlers. With ideal streamflow ranges, class III-IV rapids, and specific regulations in place, this run is a must-visit for those seeking adventure on the water.
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