Classified as a
river surfing location
along the Virgin River,
is best paddle when discharge levels are
between 400.0 cfs to 1400.0 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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