Timpoweap Canyon

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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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Virgin River Falls
Class V

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
East Fork Virgin River Near Springdale
USGS 09404900
40 cfs 5.2 ft
Coal Creek Near Cedar City
USGS 10242000
19 cfs 4.9 ft
Pinto Creek Near Newcastle
USGS 10242300
1 cfs 9.5 ft
Virgin River At Virgin
USGS 09406000
84 cfs 7.7 ft
East Fork Virgin River Near Glendale
USGS 09404450
12 cfs 10.2 ft
Virgin River Near Bloomington
USGS 09413200
53 cfs 6.6 ft
Santa Clara Riv Blw Winsor Dam
USGS 09410100
4 cfs 14.0 ft
Virgin R Abv The Narrows Nr Littlefield
USGS 09413700
33 cfs 16.6 ft
North Fork Virgin River Near Springdale
USGS 09405500
50 cfs 7.4 ft
Virgin River Near St. George
USGS 09413500
66 cfs 7.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
16" 0"
Harris Flat
1" 0"
Suu Ranch
1" 1"
Panguitch Lake Rs
1" 1"