HEADWATERS AT WEST BRANCH CANYON CREEK (SEC 26, T22N, R10E) TO CONFLUENCE WITH CANYON CREEK
STREAMFLOW: 168 CFS
The Whitewater River Run from Headwaters at West Branch Canyon Creek to Confluence with Canyon Creek in California is a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this run is between 300-700 cfs, which typically occurs during the spring months. The segment mileage is approximately 9 miles, with a class rating of III-IV.
This run includes several notable rapids and obstacles, including the "Whitewater Falls," "Pinball," and "S-Turn." The "Whitewater Falls" is a complex rapid with multiple drops and eddies that require precise maneuvering. "Pinball" is a series of rocks and boulders that create a pinball-like effect, and "S-Turn" is a technical rapid with tight turns and obstacles.
There are specific regulations in place for this area, including a requirement for a permit to access the river. Additionally, visitors must follow Leave No Trace principles to protect the natural environment and wildlife.