PUSCH RIDGE WILDERNESS BOUNDARY TO CONFLUENCE WITH CAÑADA DEL ORO
STREAMFLOW: 0 CFS
Class III-IV River Run
The Whitewater River Run in Arizona is a popular destination for adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies. This 12-mile stretch of river runs from the Pusch Ridge Wilderness boundary to the confluence with Cañada Del Oro. The ideal streamflow range for this river run is between 200-700 cfs.
The Whitewater River Run is rated as a class III-IV rapid, meaning that it has moderate to difficult rapids with complex maneuvers required in fast-moving water. The segment mileage for this river run is 12 miles, making it a full-day adventure for most paddlers.
Some of the specific river rapids and obstacles to watch out for include the Dam Drop, the S-Bend, and the Cruncher. The Dam Drop is a challenging rapid with a steep drop and a large hole at the base. The S-Bend is a twisty rapid that requires precise maneuvering, and the Cruncher is a long rapid with several large boulders that must be navigated carefully.
There are specific regulations in place for the Whitewater River Run, including a permit requirement and restrictions on the number of people allowed on the river at one time. There are also rules in place to protect the fragile ecosystem surrounding the river, including restrictions on camping and fires.
Overall, the Whitewater River Run is a thrilling adventure for experienced paddlers looking for a challenging class III-IV river run. With its ideal streamflow range, segment mileage, and specific rapids and obstacles to navigate, it's no wonder that this river run is a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts in Arizona.
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