CONFLUENCE WITH TURKEY CREEK TO FOREST ROAD 60 JUST ABOVE TIN HAT RANCH
STREAMFLOW: 0 CFS
Class II-IV River Run
The Whitewater River run from Confluence with Turkey Creek to Forest Road 60 just above Tin Hat Ranch in Arizona is a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this section of the river is between 150 and 500 cubic feet per second (cfs). The river is rated as Class II-IV, meaning it has several moderate to difficult rapids, including Hell's Hip Pocket, which features a steep drop into a narrow chute. The segment mileage of this run is approximately 10 miles.
One of the biggest challenges for this run is navigating around obstacles such as rocks and fallen trees. Additionally, the river can become very narrow in some sections, adding to the difficulty of the rapids. It is recommended that only experienced kayakers attempt this run.
In terms of regulations, the area is managed by the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and permits are required for overnight camping. Visitors are also required to follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize their impact on the environment.
It is important to note that streamflow and river conditions can vary greatly depending on weather patterns and other factors, so it is always important to check the current conditions before embarking on any whitewater adventure.
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