Little Colorado - 01. Below Grand Falls to above Black Falls

Little Colorado, Arizona, US


01. Below Grand Falls to above Black Falls

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 16 Miles

Grand Falls at flood

Grand Falls at flood
Photo of Grand Falls

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09402000 200 - 2000 cfs II-III 01h19m 123 cfs (too low)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

"North of Winslow, the river plunges over Grand Falls, a steep escarpment higher than Niagra. When the flow is swollen with spring snow melt or summer monsoons, the spectacle can be impressive...Although the Navajo Nation prohibits boating access below Grand Falls, people have run the river downstream where one bank is privatley owned. The rapids are challenging, but navigable by canoes, kayaks, and small rafts at moderate levels. Seven or eight miles below the falls the river flattens out again. Near the Wupatki take-out, what was once an old dam has filled with snad and become Black Falls. It is unrunnable" Please get permits before boating on the Wupatki National Monument prior to putting on.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-15 03:24:45

Rapid Descriptions

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