Arizona Whitewater

HELL'S GATE CANYON River Run
Whitewater Report


STREAMFLOW: 13 CFS

Class III-IV River Run

The Whitewater River run from Confluence with Cocomunga Creek to Confluence with Gun Creek in Arizona is considered a Class III-IV river, with an ideal streamflow range of 800-1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs). This stretch of the river covers a total distance of 9.3 miles and offers some of the most challenging rapids in the state, including the infamous "Cradle" and "Chute" sections.

The Cradle section is a steep, narrow drop with large rocks and boulders that require precise navigation. The Chute section is a long series of rapids that require advanced paddling skills to navigate. Other notable rapids include the "S-Turns," "Kitchen Sink," and "Jug Handle."

There are specific regulations that must be followed when kayaking or rafting on the Whitewater River. All participants must wear a life jacket and helmets, and it is recommended to have a guide or experienced kayaker with you. Additionally, the use of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited, and littering or damaging the natural environment can result in fines and legal action.

Overall, the Whitewater River run from Confluence with Cocomunga Creek to Confluence with Gun Creek is a challenging and rewarding experience for experienced kayakers and rafters. It is important to follow all regulations and safety guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Get driving directions.
CONFLUENCE WITH COCOMUNGA CREEK TO CONFLUENCE WITH GUN CREEK
Last Updated 2023-12-06
River Levels 19 cfs (2.01 ft)
Percent of Normal 35%
Reporting Streamgauge TONTO CREEK ABV GUN CREEK, NEAR ROOSEVELT, AZ.
Elevation 2,523 ft.
River
Watershed Tonto

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
First Crossing 7 4,865 ft
Bachelors Cove 100 2,133 ft
Second Crossing 10 5,086 ft
Flowing Springs 40 4,580 ft
Orange Peel 20 2,121 ft
Indian Point 54 2,188 ft
Third Crossing 10 5,140 ft
Cholla 206 2,196 ft
Houston Mesa 30 5,039 ft
Cholla Bay 20 2,149 ft
Kehl Springs 8 7,457 ft
Water Wheel 20 4,967 ft
Mills Cove 10 2,176 ft
Bermuda Flat Numerous 2,143 ft