Oak Creek, Arizona, US
|Usual Difficulty||IV (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||75 fpm|
|-||400 - 700 cfs||IV||cfs|
This is a classic Oak Creek run. After putting in directly across from Garland's Store, there are small no name rapids lead to a bridge that can potentially be a hazard at higher flows (scout if possible). The first notable rapid, compound fracture, is a sharp right bend along a wall river left (scout river left). From this point, you are committed to the run, being in a steep canyon. The run contiunes through the canyon, with other notable rapids being Grasshopper and Midgley. The biggest boof on the run is at the entrance to Grasshopper, with a 5ft vertical drop. The most serious rapid on this run is Midgley, with a creek wide hole, and then a sharp river left turn, and is finished with a surf wave. Two more miles of read and run lead to the takeout underneath the bridge in Sedona on river right.
For more information, refer to local guide books or "Paddling Arizona" by Tyler Williams.