The Whitewater River Run from Red Canyon to Confluence with Kanab Creek in Arizona is a popular stretch for rafting enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this section is between 200 and 800 cubic feet per second (cfs), with flows of 600 cfs providing the most optimal conditions for a thrilling ride. The segment is rated as Class II-III, with a total mileage of 14.3 miles.
The river features several notable rapids and obstacles, including Three Falls, a series of three drops that can be challenging at higher flows, and Balancing Rock Rapid, which boasts large boulders and a narrow channel. Participants are also advised to be cautious of strainers (trees or other debris that can snag a raft) and swift currents.
In terms of regulations, all visitors must obtain a permit to use the river. The permits are limited, and it is recommended to make reservations well in advance. Additionally, the use of motorized watercraft is prohibited, and visitors are advised to follow Leave No Trace principles to preserve the natural beauty of the area.