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
Sycamore Creek Near Fort Mcdowell
USGS 09510200
0 cfs 0.1 ft
East Verde River Near Childs
USGS 09507980
1 cfs 9.8 ft
Salt River Blw Stewart Mountain Dam
USGS 09502000
871 cfs 4.6 ft
Wet Beaver Creek Near Rimrock
USGS 09505200
8 cfs 2.8 ft
South Fork Parker Creek Near Roosevelt
USGS 09498503
0 cfs 1.3 ft
Salt River Near Roosevelt
USGS 09498500
177 cfs 6.5 ft
Pinal Creek At Inspiration Dam
USGS 09498400
1 cfs 1.2 ft
Verde River Blw Bartlett Dam
USGS 09510000
123 cfs 1.2 ft
Salt River Near Chrysotile
USGS 09497500
156 cfs 1.6 ft
Cherry Creek Near Globe
USGS 09497980
2 cfs 2.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Mormon Mountain
SNOTEL 640
1" -1"
Snowslide Canyon
SNOTEL 927
2" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Mogollon 26 7,656 ft
Crook 26 7,626 ft
Tonto Creek None 5,400 ft
Upper Tonto Creek 9 5,550 ft
Knoll Lake 33 7,490 ft
Haigler Canyon 14 5,314 ft
Christopher Creek 43 5,690 ft
Ponderosa 61 5,680 ft
Sharp Creek 28 6,007 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Hell's Gate Canyon 3.84cfs 23.0 Mi V
Christopher Creek 177.0cfs 6.0 Mi V
Christopher Creek 177.0cfs 6.0 Mi V
Christopher Creek 177.0cfs 6.0 Mi V