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Arizona whitewater, Colorado River

Coconino Mohave county, Lees Ferry to Lake Mead section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-V     230 miles
  The nature scenery of Coconino/ Mohave County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch of Colorado River in Coconino/ Mohave County is 230 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-V section of whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Flagstaff, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Not too many
    hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Colorado River doesn't have a lot of paddling stretches, the Lees Ferry to Lake Mead stretch
is the only one. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general
Keyhole Natural Bridge is an out of the ordinary thing to spot since you're here at Colorado River. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Colorado River; Indian Hollow-Thunder Springs Trail Twenty-three is a magnificent local trail. A spree to Fishtail Rapids will fill your spirit with tremendous feelings. A nice place next to Colorado River is Hundred and Forty Mile Canyon; the Havasupai Trail Thirty offers hiking at its best. Colorado River is ordinarily a reasonably dehydrated location. The wettest month of the year is frequently August, that's the one that rains the most, and June meanwhile is the driest month.

Colorado River, Lees Ferry to Lake Mead road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Colorado River.
 Ski Areas Near Colorado River:
Williams, Arizona , 70 miles away, 600 foot drop, 2 lifts, 7 runs
Brian Head, Utah , 75 miles away, 1707 foot drop, 8 lifts, 53 runs
Arizona Snowbowl, Arizona , 83 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Colorado River:
Red Feather Lodge, Grand Canyon , 35 miles away
Travelodge Kanab, Kanab , 36 miles away
Rodeway Inn Kanab, Kanab , 37 miles away
Hampton Inn Kanab, Kanab , 37 miles away
Best Western Red Hills, Kanab , 37 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Colorado River:
Grand Canyon National Park - Tapeats Creek, Supai, 6 miles away
Indian Hollow Campground, Coconino County, 7 miles away
Grand Canyon National Park - Thunder River, Supai, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Colorado River:
Indian Hollow-Thunder Springs Trail Twenty-three, Coconino , 7 miles away,  20.4 hiking miles, 5805 feet elevation difference
Havasupai Trail Thirty, Coconino , 14 miles away,  11.8 hiking miles, 2182 feet elevation difference
Bass Trail, Coconino , 17 miles away,  22.6 hiking miles, 6116 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Colorado River:
Pipe Spring National Monument, Fredonia - AZ , 31 miles away
Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon - AZ , 35 miles away
Kaibab National Forest, Arizona , 20 miles away
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah , 38 miles away

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