Grand Canyon


Anyone who is serious about running rivers knows that the Grand Canyon is the mecca of all river runs.  The Grand is to rafting/kayaking as Yosemite is to rock climbers.  It is a must do trip!  Whether you are running it in rafts, J-rigs, kayaks, dories or whatever, the point is to experience the river, the canyon and the friendships.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 4,000cfs and a high of 90,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09380000, the Colorado River At Lees Ferry Remember only watercraft are permitted at Grand Canyon.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Badger Creek Rapid
Class III to IV
Soap Creek Rapid
Class III to IV
Sheer Wall Rapid
Class II- to III-
House Rock Rapid
Class III to IV+
North Canyon Rapid
Class III
21 Mile Rapid
Class III
23 Mile Rapid
Class II- to III-
23 1/2 Mile Rapid
Class II+
Georgie Rapid
Class II to IV
24 1/2 Mile Rapid
Class III
25 Mile Rapid
Class III
Cave Springs Rapid
Class III
27 Mile Rapid
Class III
29 Mile Rapid
Class II to II+
36 Mile Rapid
Class III to IV
President Harding Rapid
Class III-
Nankoweap Rapid
Class I to II-
Kwagunt Rapid
Class III- to III+
60 Mile Rapid
Class III-
Lava Canyon or Chuar Rapid
Class II to III-
Tanner Rapid
Class II to III-
Unkar Rapid
Class III- to IV-
Nevills Rapid
Class III- to IV-
Hance Rapid
Class IV- to IV
Sockdolager Rapid
Class III to IV-
Grapevine Rapid
Class III to IV
83 Mile Rapid
Class II+ to III+
Zoroaster Rapid
Class III-
Pipe Springs Rapid
Class II
Horn Creek Rapid
Class III+ to IV+
Salt Creek Rapid
Class II
Granite Rapid
Class IV
Hermit Rapid
Class III to IV
Boucher Rapid
Class III
Crystal Rapid
Class III+ to IV+
Tuna Creek Rapid
Class III
Lower Tuna - Willies Necktie Rapid
Class III- to III
Agate Rapid
Class II to III-
Sapphire Rapid
Class III
Turquoise Rapid
Class III
Emerald Rapid
Class III
Ruby Rapid
Class III-
Serpentine Rapid
Class III+
Bass Rapid
Class II+
Shinumo Rapid
Class II+
110 Mile Rapid
Class II+
Hakatai Rapid
Class II+
Waltenberg Rapid
Class II+ to III
Forster Rapid
Class II+ to III+
Fossil Rapid
Class II+ to III+
128 Mile Rapid
Class III-
Specter Rapid
Class III+
Bedrock Rapid
Class III to IV
Dubendorff Rapid
Class III to IV
Tapeats Rapid
Class III-
135 Mile Rapid
Class II+
Doris Rapid
Class III-
Fishtail Rapid
Class III- to III
Kanab Rapid
Class II to III
Matkamiba Rapid
Class II
Upset Rapid
Class II+ to IV
Sinyala Rapid
Class II to II+
Havasu Rapid
Class II+
164 Mile Rapid
Class II
Fern Glen Rapid
Class II
Gateway Rapid
Class II
Lava Falls (Vulcan) Rapid
Class IV
Lower Lava Rapid
Class II to III
185 Mile Rapid
Class II
Whitmore Rapid
Class II
205 Mile Rapid
Class II to III
209 Mile Rapid
Class II+
212 Mile Rapid
Class II+
217 Mile Rapid
Class III
Granite Springs Rapid
Class II
224 Mile Rapid
Class II+
Diamond Creek Rapid
Class III-
Travertine Rapid
Class II
231 Mile Rapid
Class III to IV
232 Mile or Killer Fang Falls Rapid
Class III to IV
234 Mile Rapid
Class III- to III+
Bridge Canyon Rapid
Class III
Gneiss Canyon Rapid
Class III
237 Mile Rapid
Class III-
Seperation Rapid
Class III-
240 Mile Rapid (Memorial)
Class I
241 Mile Rapid (Memorial)
Class I
Lava Cliff Rapid (Memorial)
Class I
Surprise Rapid (Memorial)
Class I
Lost Creek Rapid (Memorial)
Class I
Reference Point Rapid (Memorial)
Class I
Last Chance Rapid (Memorial)
Class I
Devils Slide Rapid (Memorial)
Class I
Triumphal Arch Rapid (Memorial)
Class I
Waterfall Rapid (Memorial)
Class I
Wards Cave Rapid (Memorial)
Class I

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Paria River Near Kanab
USGS 09381800
8 cfs 7.7 ft
Little Colorado River Abv Mouth Nr Desert View
USGS 09402300
225 cfs 5.3 ft
Colorado River At Lees Ferry
USGS 09380000
11,500 cfs 9.1 ft
Colorado River Near Grand Canyon
USGS 09402500
9,930 cfs 7.2 ft
Paria River At Lees Ferry
USGS 09382000
3 cfs 4.4 ft
Moenkopi Wash At Moenkopi
USGS 09401260
1 cfs 15.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Clayton Springs
SNOTEL 983
11" -1"
Widtsoe #3
SNOTEL 865
14" -2"
Donkey Reservoir
SNOTEL 452
13" 2"
Sunflower Flat
SNOTEL 1249
16" -1"
Jones Corral
SNOTEL 1099
20" -1"