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Arizona whitewater, Black River - East Fork

Apache county, Diamond Rock to Wildcat Point section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Safford, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Apache County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The beauty of the Mogollon
    Rim Mountains is a great plus for this river. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good rivers for that around here. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river
system, there are a few others too. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Arizona are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Bill Earl Spring is always fun to check out; Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is a great place to go. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Mogollon Rim Mountains. Mushroom Seep is a delightful local attraction; don't leave Black River - East Fork without first going for a hike along the Chitty Canyon Trail Thirty Four. This river is so great. Go for a hike on the KP Trail Seventy. At Black River - East Fork all through the summertime highs are in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures fall down into the 40's. The winter brings highs down to the 40's, and night lows at Black River - East Fork throughout the winter commonly descend into the 10's.

Black River - East Fork, Diamond Rock to Wildcat Point road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Black River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Black River - East Fork:
Black River - & East Fork, Apache County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 90 miles long (Below Wildcat Point)
Black River - East Fork, Apache County, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 18 miles long (Diamond Rock to Wildcat Point)
Blue River, Greenlee County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 34 miles long (Blue Crossing to Forest Service Road 475)
 Ski Areas Near Black River - East Fork:
Sunrise Park, Arizona , 17 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 65 runs
 Hotels Near Black River - East Fork:
BEST WESTERN Sunrise Inn, Eagar , 22 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Springerville, Springerville , 23 miles away
PVC At The Roundhouse Resort, Pinetop , 40 miles away
Days Inn St. Johns, Saint Johns , 43 miles away
Super 8 Pinetop, Pinetop , 44 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Black River - East Fork:
West Fork Campground, Apache County, 2 miles away
Buffalo Crossing, Alpine, 2 miles away
West Fork, Greer, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Black River - East Fork:
KP Trail Seventy, Greenlee , 11 miles away,  15.2 hiking miles, 2663 feet elevation difference
Chitty Canyon Trail Thirty Four, Greenlee , 12 miles away,  19.2 hiking miles, 1603 feet elevation difference
Salt House Eighteen Trail, Greenlee , 12 miles away,  6.4 hiking miles, 903 feet elevation difference
Steeple Mesa Seventy-Three Trail, Greenlee , 14 miles away, 14.6 hiking miles, 2887 feet elevation difference
Crabtree Trail Twenty-two, Greenlee , 14 miles away,  11.2 hiking miles, 1810 feet elevation difference
West Baldy Trail, Apache , 15 miles away,  10 hiking miles, 1996 feet elevation difference
Hot Air Trail Fifteen, Greenlee , 16 miles away,  3.4 hiking miles, 1020 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Black River - East Fork:
Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest National Park - AZ , 68 miles away
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Arizona , 10 miles away
Lyman Lake State Park, Arizona , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Black River - East Fork:
Alpine Country Club, Alpine , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Black River - East Fork
Big Lake, Apache , 8 miles away
Crescent Lake, Apache , 9 miles away
Reservation Lake, Apache , 9 miles away

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