SOUTHWEST BOUNDARY OF SALT RIVER CANYON WILDERNESS TO STATE HIGHWAY 288 BRIDGE
STREAMFLOW: 158 CFS
Class III-IV River Run
The Whitewater River Run in Arizona is a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this section of the Salt River is between 800 and 3000 cubic feet per second (cfs), which usually occurs between March and May. The run is rated as a Class III-IV, with a segment mileage of approximately 10 miles.
There are several notable rapids and obstacles along the route, including the Maze, the Grateful Dead, Black Rock, and Corkscrew. Paddlers should be prepared for steep drops, tight turns, and challenging eddies. It is recommended that only experienced paddlers attempt this run, as it can be dangerous for those without sufficient skills and equipment.
There are specific regulations in place for the Salt River Canyon Wilderness area, including a permit requirement for overnight camping, a limit on group size, and restrictions on campfires and camping locations. Visitors should also be aware of Leave No Trace principles and pack out all trash and waste.