The Whitewater River Run from Workman Falls to Salome Wilderness Boundary in Arizona is a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this section of the river is between 300-800 cubic feet per second (cfs), which typically occurs during the spring and early summer months.
The class rating for this section of the river is Class III-IV, meaning it has moderate to difficult rapids with moderate to high levels of danger. The segment mileage is approximately 10 miles long, and it takes about 5-6 hours to complete the run.
Some of the specific river rapids and obstacles include Workman Creek Falls, a 10-foot waterfall that requires careful navigation, and Hellsgate Rapid, a Class IV rapid that is known for its steep drops and turbulent waters.
Specific regulations to the area include a permit requirement from the Tonto National Forest, which can be obtained online or at a ranger station. Additionally, visitors are required to pack out all trash and follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize environmental impact.