Arizona Whitewater



Class III-IV River Run

The South Fork Little Colorado River, located in the state of Arizona, is a popular whitewater river run for kayakers and rafters. The ideal streamflow range for this river is between 200-400 cfs, which typically occurs from late May to early June. The class rating of the river ranges from Class III to Class IV, offering moderate to difficult rapids and obstacles.

The segment mileage of the river run is approximately 30 miles, beginning at Sheep Crossing and ending at the confluence of the Little Colorado River. The river features several notable rapids, including House Rock Rapid, which is a Class IV rapid with a steep drop and technical maneuvering required. Other notable rapids include Black Falls and Blue Ridge Rapid.

There are specific regulations that must be followed when navigating the South Fork Little Colorado River. Permits are required for all river trips, and a limit of two trips per person per year is enforced. Additionally, all visitors must follow Leave No Trace principles and pack out all trash and waste.

Overall, the South Fork Little Colorado River provides an exciting and challenging whitewater experience for experienced kayakers and rafters. It is important to follow all regulations and safety protocols to ensure a successful and enjoyable trip. Get driving directions.
Last Updated 2021-01-02
River Levels 1 cfs (1.26 ft)
Percent of Normal 14%
Reporting Streamgauge FILLER DITCH AT GREER, ARIZ.
Elevation 8,299 ft.
Watershed Little Colorado Headwaters

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