Eagle Creek - 01. Forest Service Road 217: Four Drag Ranch to Double Circle Ranch

Eagle Creek, Arizona, US


01. Forest Service Road 217: Four Drag Ranch to Double Circle Ranch

Usual Difficulty II-IV (for normal flows)
Length 12 Miles
Avg. Gradient 55 fpm
Max Gradient 85 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09447000 150 - 10000 cfs II-IV 01h07m 33.6 cfs (too low)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

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.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-15 03:19:39

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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February 17 2012 (2528 days ago)
Kyle McCutchenDetails
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.