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Whitewater River Run

Arizona Oak Creek

Indian Gardens

Class IV- TO IV+


Too Low
87°, Sunny

The Indian Gardens river run in Arizona is a 5-mile section of the Colorado River that is great for intermediate to advanced river runners. This run is full of technical rapids, with obstacles such as the "Boulder Drop" and "The Wall." The best time of year to float this section is in the spring and early summer when the water levels are higher, with recommended CFS levels at 4,000-8,000. It is important to note that this section of the river is not suitable for beginners or inexperienced river runners.

Weather today, Sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph.

Status Too Low
Class Level IV- to IV+
Elevation 4,199 ft
Run Length 4.3 Mi
Gradient 78 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 29.8 cfs
Gauge Height 2.2 ft
Reporting Streamgage Oak Creek Near Sedona
USGS 09504420

Nearby Snowpack and Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
East Verde River Near Childs
USGS 09507980
13 cfs 11.7 ft
Agua Fria River Near Mayer
USGS 09512500
20 cfs 2.8 ft
West Clear Creek Near Camp Verde
USGS 09505800
18 cfs 2.4 ft
Tonto Creek Abv Gun Creek
USGS 09499000
23 cfs 2.1 ft
Verde R Blw Tangle Creek
USGS 09508500
141 cfs 6.8 ft
Agua Fria River Near Rock Springs
USGS 09512800
3 cfs 2.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Fort Valley
1" 0"
White Horse Lake
14" 0"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Fort Tuthill Military - Luke AFB None 6,997 ft
Canyon Vista 11 6,833 ft
Lockett Meadow 17 8,572 ft
Bootlegger 10 5,168 ft
Childs 30 2,724 ft
Fort Tuthill County Park None 6,988 ft
Pine Flat 56 5,557 ft
Cave Springs 82 5,415 ft
Bonito - Sunset Crater National Monument 44 6,987 ft
Pine View RV Military - Camp Navajo None 7,095 ft
Manzanita 18 4,800 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Elk Ridge 14" 71° 0"
Arizona Snowbowl -1" 64° 0"
Flagstaff Nordic Center 1" 71° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Indian Gardens 29.8cfs 4.26 Mi IV- to IV+
Hell's Gate Canyon 20.0cfs 23.0 Mi V

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