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
Pinto Creek Near Newcastle
USGS 10242300
1 cfs 9.5 ft
Santa Clara River Near Pine Valley
USGS 09408400
1 cfs 1.0 ft
Virgin River Near Bloomington
USGS 09413200
61 cfs 6.5 ft
North Fork Virgin River Near Springdale
USGS 09405500
34 cfs 7.1 ft
Virgin River At Virgin
USGS 09406000
64 cfs 7.5 ft
Virgin River Near St. George
USGS 09413500
61 cfs 7.8 ft
East Fork Virgin River Near Glendale
USGS 09404450
6 cfs 10.1 ft
Santa Clara River At St. George
USGS 09413000
2 cfs 6.5 ft
Virgin River Ab Quail Creek Near Hurricane
USGS 09408135
56 cfs 6.8 ft
Kanab Creek Abv Mouth Nr Supai
USGS 09403850
4 cfs 3.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Long Flat
SNOTEL 592
2" 0"
Gardner Peak
SNOTEL 1066
1" 1"