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Arizona whitewater, Little Colorado River

Coconino county, Below Grand Falls to above Black Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Flagstaff, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of Arizona and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Arizona is often tougher than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in
    advance you're all set. The campgrounds here at Little Colorado River are pretty good. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This section has enough mileage for
an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. The Below Grand Falls to above Black Falls stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Box Spring is always fun to check out. At Little Colorado River during the warmest time of the year highs are in the 90's. When the night sets in temperatures plunge down into the 60's. Highs through the winter are usually in the 40's;
overnight lows at Little Colorado River during the winter usually sink into the 20's. Around Little Colorado River you donít get a lot of precipitation. The month of August is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest month of the year is June.

Little Colorado River, Below Grand Falls to above Black Falls 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 Little Colorado River.
 Whitewater Near Little Colorado River:
Little Colorado River, Coconino County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 16 miles long (Below Grand Falls to above Black Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rivers & Oceans, Coconino County, 24 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little Colorado River, Coconino County, 25 miles away
      Class V+ - 51 miles long (Cameron to Colorado River)
 Ski Areas Near Little Colorado River:
Arizona Snowbowl, Arizona , 34 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 32 runs
Williams, Arizona , 68 miles away, 600 foot drop, 2 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Little Colorado River:
Twin Arrows Casino Resort, Flagstaff , 19 miles away
Hampton Inn Suites Flagstaff East, Flagstaff , 29 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Flagstaff Northeast, Flagstaff , 29 miles away
Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff, Flagstaff , 29 miles away
Super 8 Flagstaff, Flagstaff , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Colorado River:
Grand Falls Campground, Coconino County, 5 miles away
Cinder Hills OHV, Flagstaff, 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Colorado River:
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Flagstaff - AZ , 27 miles away
Walnut Canyon National Monument, Flagstaff - AZ , 28 miles away

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