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Whitewater River Run

Arizona Colorado River

Grand Canyon

Class III TO IV Difficulty


105°, Hot

The Grand Canyon river run on the Colorado River is a challenging and exciting adventure for experienced rafters. The river features numerous obstacles, such as large rapids, strong currents, and submerged rocks. The difficulty of the run varies depending on the water level, with high water levels resulting in more challenging rapids. The best time of year to float this section of water is typically from May to September, with recommended cfs (cubic feet per second) ranging from 8,000 to 22,000. It is important for rafters to have proper gear and experience, as the Grand Canyon river run can be dangerous if not approached with caution.

Weather today, Sunny and hot, with a high near 105. Southwest wind 5 to 13 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Status Runnable
Class Level III to IV
Elevation 3,123 ft
Run Length 296.0 Mi
Gradient 9 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 12400 cfs
Gauge Height 9.2 ft
Reporting Streamgage Colorado River At Lees Ferry
USGS 09380000

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