Arizona Whitewater



Class IV-V River Run

The Indian Creek section of the Whitewater River in Arizona is a popular destination for kayakers and rafters seeking challenging rapids and stunning scenery. The ideal streamflow range for this section is between 200 and 800 cfs, which typically occurs during the spring and early summer months. The class rating for this section is Class IV, with several Class V rapids that require advanced skills and experience.

The segment mileage for Indian Creek is approximately 6 miles, starting at the Indian Creek Trailhead and ending at the Whitewater Trailhead. Along this section, paddlers will encounter numerous obstacles and rapids, including the infamous Siphon Drop and the technical Flume Rapid. Other notable rapids include Roadside, Slide, and Corkscrew.

To ensure the safety of all paddlers and protect the natural environment, there are specific regulations that must be followed in the Indian Creek section. For example, a permit is required to access this section, which can be obtained through the Tonto National Forest website. Additionally, all paddlers must wear appropriate safety gear, including helmets and personal flotation devices, and are required to carry out all trash and waste.

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Last Updated 2023-08-30
River Levels 1 cfs (2.45 ft)
Percent of Normal 1%
Reporting Streamgauge AGUA FRIA RIVER NEAR MAYER, AZ.
Elevation 3,455 ft.
River Agua-Fria-River
Watershed Agua Fria

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