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Difficulty II-IV
Length 12 Miles
Flow Range 150 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 18.9 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/15/2017 3:19 am

River Description

Information from AZ Rivers, Streams, and Wetlands Study, 1989, AZ State Parks

Note: Classification (difficulty) cited above is purely conjecture, based upon gradient figures. Actual difficulty unknown. Anyone with knowledge of this run is encouraged to provide more accurate information.

Rapid Descriptions


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Kyle McCutchen
8 years ago

I ran this in early March of 2010. We used the Paddling Arizona guide info from Tyler Williams, and the gauge on this page. We launched on a consistent flow of about 300cfs from the flooded Black River Rd. The whitewater was easy class III with wood manuevering... not very exciting. The side hikes, wildlife, and camping options were great. We explored a few side streams, two that ended in dead-end slot canyons. We checked out an old homestead, and spotted Big Horns, Blue Herons, Ring Tail Cats, and what I think was a Coati. The best parts of the run were in the first half, and the wood dodging and channel finding through the vegetation became more complex towards the confluence with the AZ Gila Box. If Eagle Creek is running then the Gila Box probably has a healthy flow... we had 950cfs on the way out. Harris Outfitters provided a shuttle service. You will likely want to make this an overnight trip since this is a long run when combined with the Gila Box, and the side hikes are the real appeal of the run. For more, here is a boat review with some photos.

Gage Descriptions

Gauge is downstream at Morenci. Drainage area at gauge is 622 sq.mi., at 3,673' elevation.

Note: Minimum cited above is merely a guess to provide some color-coding for reach. Actual runnable level may be much higher or lower. Anyone with knowledge of this run is encouraged to provide more accurate information.

Directions Description

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