The Whitewater River Run from Thunder Spring to Confluence with Tapeats Creek is a popular destination for whitewater rafting enthusiasts in Arizona. The ideal streamflow range for this section of the river is between 1,000 and 10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The class rating of this section of the river is a Class III-IV run, with some challenging rapids and obstacles that require skilled navigation.
The segment mileage of the Whitewater River Run from Thunder Spring to Confluence with Tapeats Creek is approximately 17 miles. The run is known for its beautiful scenery and challenging rapids, including the Hance Rapid, Grapevine Rapid, and the notorious Crystal Rapid.
There are specific regulations that apply to this area, including the requirement for a permit to access the river and restrictions on group size. Permits can be obtained through the National Park Service and are required for both commercial and non-commercial use. Additionally, there are restrictions on camping and fires in the area to help protect the natural environment.