Christopher Creek


This is a class V run on Christopher Creek through a box canyon.  There's an excellent write-up on coloradokayaking.com about the full first descent in the mid 2000s.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Christopher Creek are between a bare minimum of 120cfs and a high of 250cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09498500, the Salt River Near Roosevelt Remember only watercraft are permitted at Christopher Creek.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Little Colorado River Near Winslow
USGS 09400350
9 cfs 11.3 ft
Sycamore Creek Near Fort Mcdowell
USGS 09510200
8 cfs 0.4 ft
South Fork Parker Creek Near Roosevelt
USGS 09498503
0 cfs 1.5 ft
Verde River Near Scottsdale
USGS 09511300
340 cfs 1.5 ft
Wet Beaver Creek Near Rimrock
USGS 09505200
8 cfs 2.8 ft
Salt River Near Roosevelt
USGS 09498500
278 cfs 6.8 ft
Cibecue Creek Near Chysotile
USGS 09497800
14 cfs 1.2 ft
Pinal Creek At Inspiration Dam
USGS 09498400
0 cfs 1.1 ft
Tonto Creek Abv Gun Creek
USGS 09499000
24 cfs 3.5 ft
Salt River Near Chrysotile
USGS 09497500
180 cfs 1.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Bar M
SNOTEL 1212
1" 1"
Snowslide Canyon
SNOTEL 927
32" -2"
Happy Jack
SNOTEL 969
16" 0"
Baker Butte Smt
SNOTEL 1140
15" -2"
Baker Butte
SNOTEL 308
6" 0"
Mormon Mtn Summit
SNOTEL 1125
24" 0"
Promontory
SNOTEL 705
18" 0"
Heber
SNOTEL 519
14" 2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Haigler Canyon 14 5,314 ft
Sharp Creek 28 6,007 ft
Mogollon 26 7,656 ft
Upper Tonto Creek 9 5,550 ft
Ponderosa 61 5,680 ft
Christopher Creek 43 5,690 ft
Knoll Lake 33 7,490 ft
Crook 26 7,626 ft
Tonto Creek None 5,400 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Christopher Creek 278.0cfs 6.0 Mi V
Christopher Creek 278.0cfs 6.0 Mi V
Hell's Gate Canyon 23.9cfs 23.0 Mi V
Christopher Creek 278.0cfs 6.0 Mi V