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
Verde River Blw Bartlett Dam
USGS 09510000
100 cfs 0.7 ft
Little Colorado River Near Winslow
USGS 09400350
5 cfs 10.3 ft
Salt River Blw Stewart Mountain Dam
USGS 09502000
898 cfs 4.5 ft
Wet Beaver Creek Near Rimrock
USGS 09505200
9 cfs 2.8 ft
Salt River Near Chrysotile
USGS 09497500
143 cfs 1.7 ft
Cherry Creek Near Globe
USGS 09497980
4 cfs 2.4 ft
East Verde River Near Childs
USGS 09507980
5 cfs 10.2 ft
South Fork Parker Creek Near Roosevelt
USGS 09498503
0 cfs 1.2 ft
Cibecue Creek Near Chysotile
USGS 09497800
7 cfs 1.1 ft
Pinal Creek At Inspiration Dam
USGS 09498400
1 cfs 1.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Snowslide Canyon
SNOTEL 927
14" 0"
Bar M
SNOTEL 1212
1" 1"
Heber
SNOTEL 519
1" 0"
Mormon Mountain
SNOTEL 640
2" 3"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Christopher Creek 43 5,690 ft
Knoll Lake 33 7,490 ft
Mogollon 26 7,656 ft
Ponderosa 61 5,680 ft
Crook 26 7,626 ft
Sharp Creek 28 6,007 ft
Haigler Canyon 14 5,314 ft
Upper Tonto Creek 9 5,550 ft
Tonto Creek None 5,400 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Christopher Creek 171.0cfs 6.0 Mi V
Christopher Creek 171.0cfs 6.0 Mi V
Christopher Creek 171.0cfs 6.0 Mi V
Hell's Gate Canyon 7.73cfs 23.0 Mi V