The relatively new walking path provides an easy way to scout the meat of this short steep run. Note the hole immediately below the interstate (left line), and hole toward the bottom of the steepest section, visible before the walking path turns away from the creek. There can also be a hole near the final road bridge. Wood can be an issue and this section should be bank scouted where possible. This run may require a willingness to hit rocks, and possibly break boats and/or paddles. "Manky" @300, was a 2017 report.
180cfs + was the old recommendation, but this run seems mankier than it used to be. A 2017 descent around 300cfs reported many rock hits, and it could use more water, maybe 380-400cfs.
Discharge: Big Cottonwood Creek @ Canyon Mouth
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