Havasu Creek - 01. Falls to Colorado River

Havasu Creek, Arizona, US


01. Falls to Colorado River

Usual Difficulty II-III(V+) (for normal flows)
Length 5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 200 fpm
Max Gradient 400 fpm

Havasu Creek

Havasu Creek

River Description

Havasu is an odd little side trib. of the Colorado. This creek is famous for the waterfalls up near the top of the run. As with Tapeats Creek you need a Grand Canyon permit to run Havasu Creek. There are two options for the run but only one is really a viable option for most boaters. The average boater just carries up the canyon from the Colorado and huffs it with their boat as far upstream as they wish. Really lucky boaters might be able to put in upstream at the resort and boat down. You need permission from the Indians to do this.
The creek has some of the most beautiful azure water and travertine waterfalls in world. The rapids are serious bone crunching drops or easy class I+ shoals.
Havasu is the steepest stuff in the Grand Canyon area.

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Last Updated: 2017-07-15 03:23:14

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