Too Low to be paddled
and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks.
Paddlers are advised to exercise caution
with streamflow discharge 5%
the seasonal average of 51 cfs.
Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 99. breezy, with a northeast wind 9 to 14 mph becoming southwest 19 to 24 mph in the morning. winds could gust as high as 36 mph.
Temps are expected to range between
over the next 5 days
Classified as a
whitewater paddling location
along the Virgin River,
is best paddled when discharge levels are
between 400 cfs to 1400 cfs
Timpoweap Cayon is a narrow, steep limestone canyon choked with boulders, chutes and sieves. This is a serious run for expert kayakers only. There is a road for scouting on right bank for most sections, trail on left bank for the canyon. Some sections can be scouted from roads that access the canyon from the north rim. Beware of very high water in Timpoweap! Not only do the rapids become quite serious, the dam keepers sometimes do open the flood gates on the Quail Creek diversion dam, creating an unportagable, eddyless mud lined gorge just above the dam. Boaters running the river from above would have no choice but to run the dam if the gates were open, which would most likely result in serious bodily injury or death.
Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Virgin River are between a bare minimum of 400cfs and a high of 1,400cfs.
River conditions sourced from USGS 09408135, the Virgin River Ab Quail Creek Near Hurricane
Remember only watercraft are permitted
at Timpoweap Canyon.
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