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.
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.
8 years ago
Letter from American Whitewater to Superintendent Jock Whitworth, Zion National Park
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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Virgin River canyon
View from the bridge
3 miles down from pah tempe
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