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
East Verde River Near Childs
USGS 09507980
7 cfs 10.3 ft
Wet Beaver Creek Near Rimrock
USGS 09505200
7 cfs 2.8 ft
East Verde R Div From East Clear Cr Nr Pine
USGS 09507580
1 cfs 7.2 ft
Pinal Creek At Inspiration Dam
USGS 09498400
0 cfs 0.9 ft
Verde River Blw Bartlett Dam
USGS 09510000
132 cfs 1.1 ft
Cherry Creek Near Globe
USGS 09497980
3 cfs 2.2 ft
Salt River Near Chrysotile
USGS 09497500
84 cfs 1.4 ft
Pinto Creek Near Miami
USGS 09498502
0 cfs 2.9 ft
Pinto Cr Blw Haunted Canyon Nr Miami
USGS 09498501
0 cfs 4.9 ft
Salt River Blw Stewart Mountain Dam
USGS 09502000
1,200 cfs 4.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Mogollon 26 7,656 ft
Haigler Canyon 14 5,314 ft
Ponderosa 61 5,680 ft
Christopher Creek 43 5,690 ft
Knoll Lake 33 7,490 ft
Crook 26 7,626 ft
Upper Tonto Creek 9 5,550 ft
Sharp Creek 28 6,007 ft
Tonto Creek None 5,400 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Christopher Creek 443.0cfs 6.0 Mi V
Christopher Creek 443.0cfs 6.0 Mi V
Hell's Gate Canyon 14.9cfs 23.0 Mi V
Christopher Creek 443.0cfs 6.0 Mi V