A ultra scenic small rocky stream with riffles, turns and moderate boulder gardens that runs through Valdez. A short, narrow, and constricted canyon exists toward the end of the run.
Be aware of wood as the river bed and its banks change annually.
A steel bridge heading up Mineral Creek road marks an ideal take-out.
To reach the put-in, head up the gravel road untl you find a spot where access is ideal. The road ends 3.1 miles up the valley and is subject to avalaches. Check in town for potential wash-outs.
Ice breaks up in May. Flows peak in late July/August. Usually too low after September.
200 -2000 cfs.
Known to spike quickly after a heavy rain.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
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