Oak Creek, Arizona, US
|Usual Difficulty||V (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||140 fpm|
With multiple put in options between Banjo Bill and Pumphouse Wash, all roadside access
Upper Oak Creek Canyon is a grade higher than the Indian Gardens run with real consequences of missed lines.
Slide Rock rapid is the main attraction on this run, scout from river right.
Takeout at the lower end of Manzanita Campground on river right.
Getting water in this section is tricky, so you must be poised and ready to strike to get this one.
For more information, refer to guide book "Paddling Arizona" by Tyler Williams.