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Difficulty III
Length 13 Miles
Gauge VIRGIN RIVER NEAR HURRICANE, UT
Flow Range 400 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 22 minutes ago 64.5 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/09/2017 10:25 pm

River Description


A beautiful run through a basalt and sandstone gorge.

The first (and largest) rapid lies immediately downstream of Pah Tempe Hot Springs as the river cuts through sandstone bluffs, volcanic cinder cones and basalt flows. Downstream, the river meanders around tamarisk benches before encountering more basalt ledges at Berry Springs. Hwy.9 provides a handy take-out.
 

Rapid Descriptions

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Daniel Cottam
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2 months ago

More info on use permit You get the application red cliffs deseret reserve site · Email application to: info@redcliffsdesertreserve.com · Fax application to: 435-634-5758 · Or you can mail or hand deliver it to the Visitor Center at: 10 N. 100 E., St. George, UT 84770 As long as your chosen date doesn’t conflict with any other events and is approved, we would ensure the “camper” lock is on the string and provide you the code. Let me know if you have any other questions, and have a great day!

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Daniel Cottam
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2 months ago

We ran this on April 20th. This river peaks at 9am from the previous days run off in Hurricane. We put in at 1pm and the level was around 250. We started at confluence park since the gate was open and we could drive down to the river to the rope swing. This was nice but we missed the best rapids but at this water level its a full on rock dodge affair and is something to be missed. The ex Mayor of La Verkin said you can get the combo to the gate from the Red Cliffs Deseret Reserve office. They administer the park. You can also walk down between some new hotel next to the River Rock Restaurant. There is no real place to park but the right of way still exists. Other options for put in is across the river from the old hot springs. There are no trespassing signs but again the ex Mayor of La Verkin negotiated access with the water company and they are not providing the access. If you just happen to not see the no trespassing sings the best rapids on the run are right below the put in. This water level is good for duckies and hard shell kayaks. There are several play spots along the way. But they will be small. There will be no real excitement just great views but it is better than hanging out at home. Especially, if nothing else is running. At this time there were no river obstacles. The best take out by far is just past grandpa's pond in Hurrican. This road goes to the Quarry. The highway 9 take out is scary and inconvenient. Just be sure to be out by 6pm when they close the gate to the quarry. Or even better park just outside the gate and carry your boat additional 30 yards. It still will be hundreds of times better than highway 9. Enjoy

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Shelby Meinkey
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3 years ago

Floated this end of March 2017. Flow was 380 CFS. Put in below Hwy Bridge at confluence park trailhead and took out at Quail lake Bridge. Beautiful area. Started off with a couple short III class moves and the rest of the float was Class II with a couple short class III sections. Only had to scout one spot towards the end 2 miles before the take out. Perfect flow.

Gage Descriptions

Gauge is at end of run.
Be aware that flow is subject to sudden change with large, unannounced releases from the diversion dam upstream at Timpoweap Canyon.

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Green River Boat Passage Officially Open! - UT

4/6/2017
Kestrel Kunz

American Whitewater staff traveled to Green River, UT in late March to meet with private water users and state agencies, and to participate in the official opening of the new boat passage through the Green River Diversion (Tusher Dam). Completion of the boat passage has freed the Green River from its last in-stream obstruction between the Flaming Gorge Dam and the confluence with the Colorado River – over 400 floatable river miles through iconic canyons and historic landmarks. It has a been a long process, and our work isn’t over yet! As your boating representative, American Whitewater will continue to work closely with the dam operators and Utah’s Division of State Lands (FFSL) to ensure that the boat passage meets the needs of the public during its inaugural year.

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1207771 07/09/17 Kestrel Kunz
1194306 05/10/05 n/a n/a