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GRAND CANYON

Colorado River - arizona
20th of May
Status RUNNABLE
Streamflow 11000 cfs
Average 25000 cfs
Runnable Min 4000 cfs
Runnable Max 90000 cfs
Gradient 9 FPM
Length 296 Miles
Class III to IV
Current Weather 85° Partly Sunny then Partly Sunny and Windy

Summary

Grand Canyon is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 11000cfs, about -56% below the average runnable rate of 25000cfs. We recommend paddling this section of the Colorado River between a bare minimum of 4000cfs and a high of 90000cfs.

This class III to IV journey is accessible from 4 different boat launch points along the Colorado River. Paddlers should prepare for the 96 class III to IV whitewater rapids along this run. Grand Canyon is also ideal for multi day paddlers looking to do some camping too. Campers will find 220 riverside campsites as the run winds its way through 296 miles of the beautiful Colorado River. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Grand Canyon are sourced from the nearby USGS streamflow gauge at Colorado River At Lees Ferry, Az.


Anyone who is serious about running rivers knows that the Grand Canyon is the mecca of all river runs.  The Grand is to rafting/kayaking as Yosemite is to rock climbers.  It is a must do trip!  Whether you are running it in rafts, J-rigs, kayaks, dories or whatever, the point is to experience the river, the canyon and the friendships. Weather on the river today will be partly sunny, with a high near 85. windy, with a south wind 7 to 17 mph increasing to 21 to 31 mph. winds could gust as high as 49 mph.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December

Seasonal Flow Status: -7% Below Average

With a 11000cfs streamflow rate, Grand Canyon is currently below its 11889cfs average seasonal streamflow for this time of year by -7%. Typically, this paddling destination has seen streamflow levels ranging between a low of 9820cfs in 2014, and a high of 14100cfs seen in 2018. Data for this report is sourced directly from USGS streamflow gauge 09380000



Hourly Forecast: 85° Today, Partly Sunny then Partly Sunny and Windy

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Chance of precipitation is 20%. to partly sunny, with a high near 85. windy, with a south wind 7 to 17 mph increasing to 21 to 31 mph. winds could gust as high as 49 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 70° - 85°

Forecast Discussion

000 FXUS65 KFGZ 161014 AFDFGZ Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 314 AM MST Thu May 16 2019 .SYNOPSIS...Expect strong south to southwest winds today, with gusts from 40 to 55 mph this afternoon. These winds are ahead of a cold front that will bring a chance of showers tonight. An unsettled cool weather pattern will persist through next Wednesday, with another bout of strong winds followed by showers on Sunday. && .DISCUSSION... For today - Strong south to southwest winds the main weather story for today, with afternoon gust from 40 to 55 mph expected this afternoon and evening. These winds are ahead of a cold front working its way through central California. This front move from west to east across northern Arizona tonight, bringing a chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Friday - breezy and cool conditions continue as the trough axis move across the area. Shower chances are low and focused north I-40. Daytime highs to be around 15 degrees below seasonal average. Models continue to show a flat ridge crossing our area Saturday, brining fair and slightly warmer weather. Sunday looks to see a return to southwest flow aloft and increasing southwest winds ahead of another cold front. Precip chances are increasing through Sunday as the front moves from west to east. Shower chances linger through Monday. && .AVIATION...For the 12Z package...Expect increasing winds after 14Z. By 21Z, expect south to southwest winds from 20-30 kts with gusts from 30-45 kts. ISOLD SHRA/TSRA will start to move from west to east across the area after 20Z. Storms will become scattered 00Z- 06 mainly west of a KPAN-KINW line. Only ISOLD storms are expected after 06Z. MVFR conditions are possible in the heavier storms. Aviation discussion not updated for TAF amendments. && .FIRE WEATHER...A cold front will bring strong south to southwest winds from 25 to 35 MPH, with gusts from 35 to 55 MPH today. Expect near critical fire weather conditions within valleys north of the Mogollon Rim. By this evening, rain and high elevation snow showers will move into the area, with ...



Whitewater Rapids and Obstacles

Obstacle Summary Class Elevation
Badger Creek Rapid

Class 4-6 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III-IV on the international scale.  This is the first big rapid of the trip.  Rocky on the left.  Follow the tongue and pick a line down through the center.

Scout on from the left bank.  People have flipped here so it may be worth taking the time to check it out.
III to IV 3076.83 Feet
Soap Creek Rapid

Grand Canyon scale (5-6).  Class III to IV.  Fairly straight forward rapid.

Scout from the left bank.
III to IV 3146.36 Feet
Sheer Wall Rapid

2-3 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II- to III- on the international scale.  This rapid is caused by a debris fan from Tanner Wash.  At low water it will be rocky on river left.

II- to III- 3038.98 Feet
House Rock Rapid

4-7 on the grand canyon scale.  III- to IV+ on the international scale.  This rapid becomes harder at lower water.  The river pushes towards the left wall across a sandbar at the top of the rapid.  This creates a series of wave trains running down the left wall.  Problem is there is a very large hole at the bottom left of the rapid.  Enter at the left of the rapid by the wall and pull right to miss the hole.  If you pull to soon you will hit the shallow sand bar area on river right. Rock house rapid hole will easy flip any raft.  This is considered one of the harder rapids on Marble Canyon

Scout from the sand bar on river right.  Flash floods are changing House Rock rapid and other rapids in Marble Canyon so unless you run the canyon regularly, it's probably a great idea to scout.
III to IV+ 3354.33 Feet
North Canyon Rapid

4-5 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III on the international scale.  Read and run.  Run right of center.

III 3259.9 Feet
21 Mile Rapid

4-5 on the grand canyon scale.  III on the international scale.  Read and run down the tongue.

III 3260.0 Feet
23 Mile Rapid

2-4 on the grand canyon scale.  II- to III- on the international scale.  Follow wave train right of center.

II- to III- 3030.62 Feet
23 1/2 Mile Rapid

3 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II+ on the international scale.

II+ 2995.14 Feet
Georgie Rapid

3-7 on the grand canyon scale.  II to iV on the international scale.  This rapid is harder at lower water.  Named after Grand Canyon guide Georgie White Clark.  Previously known as 24 Mile Rapid.

II to IV 3070.33 Feet
24 1/2 Mile Rapid

5-6 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  Solid III on the international scale.  This rapid curves to the left with the river channel as the water is pushed against the right bank.  Don't follow too far on the outside of the curve.

Scout from the left bank
III 2980.99 Feet
25 Mile Rapid

5 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III on the international scale.

III 2998.08 Feet
Cave Springs Rapid

5 on the grand canyon scale.  III on the international scale.

III 3039.83 Feet
27 Mile Rapid

5 on the grand canyon scale.  III on the international scale.

III 3156.11 Feet
29 Mile Rapid

3 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II on the international scale.

Read and run
II to II+ 2894.24 Feet
36 Mile Rapid

4 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III- on the international scale.

III to IV 2860.46 Feet
President Harding Rapid

4 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III- on the international scale.

III- 2835.63 Feet
Nankoweap Rapid

1-2 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  I to II- on international scale.  A long riffle as the river travels over the Nankoweap Canyon fan debris.

Read and run
I to II- 2805.92 Feet
Kwagunt Rapid

4-6 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III- to III+ on the international scale.  Follow the wave train just left of center.

III- to III+ 2788.34 Feet
60 Mile Rapid

4 on the grand canyon scale.  III- on the international scale.  Rocky on the right hand side.  Take the tongue on the left all the way through.

III- 2744.65 Feet
Lava Canyon or Chuar Rapid

2-4 on the grand canyon scale.  II to III- on the international scale.

Read and run
II to III- 2699.28 Feet
Tanner Rapid

2-4 on the grand canyon scale.  II to III- on the international scale.  Rapid is rockier on the right.  Easiest line is to follow the tongue down just left of center.

You can scout this rapid from Tanner Camp if you wish.
II to III- 2684.17 Feet
Unkar Rapid

4-7 on the grand canyon scale.  III- to IV- on the international scale.

You can scout this rapid from river left by pulling into the Unkar Left Camp just above the rapid.
III- to IV- 2632.0 Feet
Nevills Rapid

4-7 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III- to IV- on the international scale.  This is a longer rapid.  You will need to pick your line through it as holes are dispersed throughout the rapid.  Mainly run left of center to get started on this rapid.

Scout from left bank.
III- to IV- 2583.39 Feet
Hance Rapid

7-8 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  IV- to IV on the international scale.  This is another longer rapid and scouting is recommended.  Lots of boulders and holes with many possible lines down this rapid.

Pull over river left near Hance Camp and take the short trail down to scout.
IV- to IV 2579.61 Feet
Sockdolager Rapid

5-7 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III to IV- on the international scale.  The canyon narrows here giving this rapid a more committing feeling.  This was one of the few rapids that Powell had to run since there was not much room to portage.  Again this is a longer set of rapids much like Hance Rapid.

III to IV- 2553.26 Feet
Grapevine Rapid

6-7 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III to IV on the international scale.

III to IV 2507.55 Feet
83 Mile Rapid

3-6 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II+ to III+ on the international scale.  Most people run the tongue just right of center.

II+ to III+ 2470.96 Feet
Zoroaster Rapid

4 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III- on the international scale.

III- 2458.21 Feet
Pipe Springs Rapid

3 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II on the international scale.  Rockier on the right side.

II 2403.57 Feet
Horn Creek Rapid

7-9 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III+ to IV+ on the international scale.  This rapid washes out at higher water and is considerably easier than at low water.

Scout on the from the right bank.
III+ to IV+ 2390.52 Feet
Salt Creek Rapid

2 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II on the international scale.

read and run
II 2368.54 Feet
Granite Rapid

7-8 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III+ to IV on the international scale.  This rapid drops 18 feet over its coarse.

Scout from the left bank at the Granite Camp.  Scouting recommended.
IV 2358.03 Feet
Hermit Rapid

7-8 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III to IV on the international scale.  This rapid becomes a little easier at lower water.  Some of the big holes go away at low flows.  Many river runners claim this is the best wave train on the Colorado River.

Scout on the left.
III to IV 2342.94 Feet
Boucher Rapid

4-5 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III on the international scale.

III 2342.34 Feet
Crystal Rapid

7-10 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III+ to IV+ on the international scale.  Look at running right of the main tongue, hugging the right bank.

Scout on the right side.  Pull in anywhere near Crystal Camp.
III+ to IV+ 2328.14 Feet
Tuna Creek Rapid

5-7 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III on the international scale.

III 2297.58 Feet
Lower Tuna - Willies Necktie Rapid

4 on the grand canyon scale.  III- on the international scale.  As the river makes a turn to the left, most of the current pushes against the right bank.  Stay left as you round the corner to not get pushed into the wall

III- to III 2284.76 Feet
Agate Rapid

3-5 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II to III- on the international scale.  Run down the middle.

read and run
II to III- 2381.9 Feet
Sapphire Rapid

6 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III on the international scale.  Run down the wave train and pull left to avoid a hole at the bottom of the rapid.

Read and run
III 2282.31 Feet
Turquoise Rapid

6 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III on the international scale.  Run just left of center.

Read and run
III 2257.8 Feet
Emerald Rapid

5 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III on the international scale.  Run just left of center

read and run
III 2251.6 Feet
Ruby Rapid

4-5 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III- on the international scale.  Go right of the rocks at the top of the rapid and then pull left.

Read and run
III- 2237.79 Feet
Serpentine Rapid

6 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III+ on the international scale.  A couple of pour overs at the top right of the rapid.

Read and run
III+ 2212.84 Feet
Bass Rapid

3 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II+ on the international scale.

read and run
II+ 2203.42 Feet
Shinumo Rapid

3 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II+ on the international scale.

Read and run
II+ 2192.85 Feet
110 Mile Rapid

2-3 on the Grand Canyon Scale. II+ on the international scale.

Read and run
II+ 2183.0 Feet
Hakatai Rapid

2-3 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II+ on the international scale.  A longer rapid.

Read and run
II+ 2192.46 Feet
Waltenberg Rapid

3-5 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II+ to III on the international scale.

II+ to III 2155.28 Feet
Forster Rapid

3-6 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  ii+ to III+ on the international scale.

II+ to III+ 2106.67 Feet
Fossil Rapid

3-6 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  ii+ to III+ on the international scale.

II+ to III+ 2114.96 Feet
128 Mile Rapid

4 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III- on the international scale.

III- 2038.76 Feet
Specter Rapid

6 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III+ on the international scale.  Rocky on the left side.  Wave train flows down the right bank.  However, there is a ledge/hole to the left of the wave train that the waves bouncing off right wall tend to push you into.

Scout on the left
III+ 2042.07 Feet
Bedrock Rapid

6-8 on the grand canyon scale.  III to IV on the international scale.  Shallows and rocks at the top right of the rapid.  you will need to pull in left of the rocks and then pull right to avoid the large boulders in the center of the river.

Scout on the right side.
III to IV 2037.6 Feet
Dubendorff Rapid

6-8 on the grand canyon scale.  III to IV on the international scale.

At high water scout on the right.  Low water scout on the left.
III to IV 1994.31 Feet
Tapeats Rapid

4-5 on the grand canyon scale.  III- on the international scale.  Follow the wave train.  Holes exist on either side of it.

Read and run
III- 1986.26 Feet
135 Mile Rapid

3 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II+ on the international scale.

Read and run
II+ 1986.51 Feet
Doris Rapid

4 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III- on the international scale. Run right down the middle.  There is a hole on the right side of the waves.

III- 1950.61 Feet
Fishtail Rapid

4 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III- on the international scale.  At low water a hole appears near the wave train.  High water the hole washes out and you can run the wave train.

III- to III 1911.93 Feet
Kanab Rapid

2-5 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II to III on the international scale.

II to III 1909.81 Feet
Matkamiba Rapid

1 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II on the international scale.  Stay river left.

read and run
II 1845.21 Feet
Upset Rapid

3-8 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II to IV on the international scale.  Easier at high water since the right hand sand/gravel bar is covered up and can a route can be found down that side.  At the bottom of the rapid near center river is the large hole that gives the rapid this name.  Whatever route you choose you should avoid hitting this hole.

Scout on river right.
II+ to IV 1879.68 Feet
Sinyala Rapid

1-2 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II on the international scale.

Read and run.
II to II+ 1822.89 Feet
Havasu Rapid

2-4 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II+ on the international scale.

Read and run.
II+ 1871.98 Feet
164 Mile Rapid

2 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II on the international scale.

read and run.
II 1823.71 Feet
Fern Glen Rapid

2 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II on the international scale.

read and run
II 1767.78 Feet
Gateway Rapid

3 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II on the international scale.

read and run
II 1745.76 Feet
Lava Falls (Vulcan) Rapid

8-10 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  IV on the international scale.  This is the mighty lava falls rapid.  Most talked about rapid on the entire length of the Colorado river.  You can run this right or left.  Scout and decide for yourself.

Scout on the right side.  At really high water levels scout left and run left.
IV 1664.6 Feet
Lower Lava Rapid

3-4 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II to III on the international scale.  Compared to Lava Rapids this one is much smaller.

II to III 1660.99 Feet
185 Mile Rapid

2 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II on the international scale.

Read and run
II 1617.59 Feet
Whitmore Rapid

2-3 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II on the international scale.

Read and run
II 1604.07 Feet
205 Mile Rapid

3-6 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II to III on the international scale.  Start center and then pull appropriately to avoid the strong eddies on river left and right.

II to III 1484.64 Feet
209 Mile Rapid

3 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II+ on the international scale.  Watch for holes.  The rapid runs for a couple of hundred yards.

II+ 1479.36 Feet
212 Mile Rapid

2-3 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II+ on the international scale.

Read and run
II+ 1338.68 Feet
217 Mile Rapid

4-5 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III on the international scale.  Run center

Read and run
III 1402.6 Feet
Granite Springs Rapid

2 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II on the international scale.

Read and run
II 1379.43 Feet
224 Mile Rapid

3 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  II+ on the international scale.

Read and run.
II+ 1362.62 Feet
Diamond Creek Rapid

3-4 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III- on the international scale.

Read and run
III- 1340.0 Feet
Travertine Rapid

2 on the Grand Canyon Scale. II on the international scale.

read and run
II 1288.39 Feet
231 Mile Rapid

4-7 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III to IV on the international scale.  Run river right.

III to IV 1270.61 Feet
232 Mile or Killer Fang Falls Rapid

4-7 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III to IV on the international scale.  This rapid can be run left or right.  Decide from the scout.  This rapid is also become famous as it is thought that Glen and Bessie Hyde met their demise in 1928 in this rapid.  The name killer fangs comes from 2 large rocks at the bottom of the rapid that stick out of the river like fangs.

Scout right from a big eddy
III to IV 1253.09 Feet
234 Mile Rapid

3-6 on the Grand Canyon scale.  III- to III+ on the international scale

read and run
III- to III+ 1242.88 Feet
Bridge Canyon Rapid

3-5 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III on the international scale.

read and run
III 1242.15 Feet
Gneiss Canyon Rapid

Read and run
III 1242.17 Feet
237 Mile Rapid

III- on the international scale.  Run left of center

Read and run
III- 1208.35 Feet
Seperation Rapid

2-4 on the Grand Canyon Scale.  III- on the international scale.  Follow the tongue down center.

read and run
III- 1205.73 Feet
240 Mile Rapid (Memorial)

This rapid is now typically submerged because of Lake Mead.

I 1310.67 Feet
241 Mile Rapid (Memorial)

This rapid is now typically submerged because of Lake Mead.

I 1205.73 Feet
Lava Cliff Rapid (Memorial)

This rapid is now typically submerged because of Lake Mead.

I 1205.7 Feet
Surprise Rapid (Memorial)

This rapid is now typically submerged because of Lake Mead.

I 1226.98 Feet
Lost Creek Rapid (Memorial)

This rapid is now typically submerged because of Lake Mead.

I 1204.39 Feet
Reference Point Rapid (Memorial)

This rapid is now typically submerged because of Lake Mead.

I 1190.57 Feet
Last Chance Rapid (Memorial)

This rapid is now typically submerged because of Lake Mead.

I 1186.63 Feet
Devils Slide Rapid (Memorial)

This rapid is now typically submerged because of Lake Mead.

I 1174.49 Feet
Triumphal Arch Rapid (Memorial)

This rapid is now typically submerged because of Lake Mead.

I 1170.55 Feet
Waterfall Rapid (Memorial)

This rapid is now typically submerged because of Lake Mead.

I 1157.48 Feet
Wards Cave Rapid (Memorial)

This rapid is now typically submerged because of Lake Mead.

I 1152.9 Feet

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Grand Canyon Campsites

5 Mile Camp

A small camp on river right.

6 Mile Camp

A small to medium sized camp on river right.

Badger Creek Camp

Just below badger creek rapid on river right.

Jackass Canyon Camp

On river left just below Badger Creek Rapid.  This is a larger camp.

Sandbar Camp

On river left.  Small camp on a big sandbar

Soap Creek Camp

On river right just before Soap Creek Rapid.  Large and very nice camp.  The landing changes substantially between low and high water so pick tie up spots carefully.  The hike up Soap Creek Canyon from the camp isn't spectacular, but is pleasat and worth doing.

Below Salt Water Wash Camp

Small camp on river left

Ledge Camp

Mid-sized camp on river right.  This camp is about at mile 13 from Lee's Ferry.

Hot Na Na Camp

A medium sized camp on river left

House Rock Camp

A very large camp on river right.  You will need to pull hard right out of house rock rapid to make this camp.

18 Mile Wash Camps

Where 18 Mile Wash enters on river left there are 2 mid-sized camps on the debris fans.

19 Mile Camp

Small camp on river right.

19.4 Mile Camp

A large camp on river left

20 Mile Camp

Large camp on river left.

Upper North Canyon Camp

Larger camp on river right just above North Canyon Rapid.

Lower North Canyon Camp

Large camp on river right just below North Canyon Rapid.

22 Mile Camp

On river right.  Smaller camp.

Indian Dick Camp

Large camp on river left.

Lone Cedar Camp

Mid sized camp on river left.

24 1/2 Mile Camp

Medium sized camp on river left just above 24.5 mile rapid.  This is also a good spot to pull over to scout the rapid.

Above Tiger Wash Camp

Small camp on river left

Shinumo Wash

Large and popular camp on river left.  It provides access to the marvelous hike into Silver Grotto.

Island Camp

Small camp on river right

Fence Fault Camp

Large camp on river right.

Sand Pile Camp

Large camp on a nice sandy beach on river right.

South Canyon Camp

Large beach just below the confluence of South Canyon on river right.

Below Redwall Camp

A smaller camp on river left just below Redwall Cavern

Little Redwall Camp

Mid-sized camp on river left

Nautiloid Camp

Large camp on river left where Nautiloid Canyon enters

Tatahatso Camp

Larger camp on river left.

Above Martha's Camp

Small camp on river left

Martha's Camp

Medium sized camp on river left

Redbud Alcove Camp

Nice beach on river right.

Buck Farm Camp

Large camp on river right where Buck Farm Canyon drains into the Colorado.

Anasazi Bridge Camp

Smaller camp on river left.

President Harding Camp

A nice beach on river left just below President Harding Rapid.

Eminence Camp

Very large beach on river left just down stream from president harding rapid.

Willie Taylor Camp

Camp on river left.

Duck 'N Quack Camp

Small camp on river left

Upper Saddle Camp

Big camp on river right at the mouth of Saddle Canyon

Lower Saddle Camp

On river right

Upper and Lower Dinosaur Camp

Nice camps on river right.  Lower dinosaur camp is down river a 100 yards or so.

51.5 Mile Camp

Medium sized beach on river left.

Little Nankoweap

Bigger camp on river right.

Upper Nankoweap Camp

Large camp on river right.  This is probably the best camp to see the Indian Granaries that you see in so many photos of the Grand Canyon.

Main Nankoweap Camp

River right.  Another lower nankoweap camp exists a hundred yards down river.

Kwagunt Camp

Large beach on river left just below Kwagunt rapid.

Below Kwagunt Camp

Another camp below the rapid on river left.

Malgosa Camp

Small camp on the debris fan of Malgosa Canyon on river right.

Opposite Malgosa Camp

Nice beach just across the river from Malgosa Canyon

Awatubi Camp

Mid sized camp on river right.

Below Awatubi Camp

Beach on river left.

Above Little Colorado River Camp

Smaller beach on river right.

Below Little Colorado River Camp

Beach on river right just after the confluence with the Little Colorado River

Crash Canyon Camp

On river right

Carbon Camp

Large beach on river right.

Lava Canyon Camp

On river right just above Lava Canyon Rapid

Palisades Camp

On river left

Above Espejo Camp

On river right just above where the river splits into 2 channels.

Upper Tanner Camp

On river right.  Large camp

Tanner Camp

Another large camp on river right.

Below Tanner Camp

A camp exists on river left just below Tanner Rapid.  There are definitely better camping options in the canyon than this camp though.

Basalt Camp

on river right

Cardenas Camp

Mid sized camp on river right just below the Cardenas Creek drainage.

Upper Unkar Camp

Medium sized camp on river right

Unkar Left Camp

On river left right above Unkar Rapid.

Upper Rattlesnake Camp

Large camp on river right.

Escalante Camp

Smaller camp on river right

Nevills Camp

A large beach on river left just below Nevills Rapid

Below Nevills Camp

On river right

Papago Camp

On river left.  Medium sized camp

Hance Camp

On river left just above Hance Rapid.

Below Sockdolager Camp

Smaller camp on river left just below Sockdolager rapid.

Grapevine Camp

Large beach on river left.

Clear Creek Camp

On river right

Below Clear Creek Camp

river right

Zoroaster Camp

Medium sized camp on river left

Upper and Lower Cremation Camps

A couple of mid sized camps located on river left just above the Phantom Ranch area.

Below Pipe Creek Camp

Smaller camp on river right.

91 Mile Camp

Small camp on river right

Trinity Camp

Small camp on river right

Above Salt Creek Camp

Mid sized camp on river left.

Salt Creek Camp

Small camp on river left next to Salt Creek Rapid

Granite Camp

A large camp on river left just above Granite Rapid

Hermit Camp

Medium sized camp on river left

Schist Camp

Nice medium sized camp on river left.

Crystal Camp

Camp on river right just above the crystal creek drainage and crystal rapid.

Ego Beach Camp

On river right just below the main section of Crystal Rapid.

Lower Tuna Camp

Large beach on river left where the river makes a 90 degree bend to the left.

New Shady Grove Camp

Medium sized camp on river right.

103 Mile Camp

on river right.

Emerald Camp

On river right just above Emerald Rapid

Hotauta Camp

On river right

Ross Wheeler Camp

On river left.

Bass Camp

Larger camp on river right.

110 Mile Camp

Large beach camp on river right.

Upper Garnet Camp

Medium sized camp on river right just across from Garnet Canyon.

Lower Garnet Camp

Medium sized camp on river right.

Buckhorn Canyon Camp

Small camp on river left just after the debris fan of Buckhorn Canyon.

Below Elves Right Camp

small camp on river right

Big Dune Camp

Mid sized camp on river right.

120 Mile Camp

Large beach on river left

Blacktail Camp

on river right

Lower Blacktail Camp

Medium sized camp on river right.

Below Blacktail

Large beach on river left.

121 Mile Camp

Small camp on river left

122 Mile Camp

Small camp on river left

122 Mile Canyon Camp

Large camp on river right.

Upper Forster Camp

Medium sized camp on river left

Below Forster Camp

Medium sized camp on river right.

tanner wash

Medium sized camp on river left.

Fossil Camp

Large camp on river left.

Below Fossil Camp

On river left.

Randy's Rock

Large camp on river right

Below Bedrock Camp

Large beach on river right.

Galloway Camp

Medium sized camp on the right bank

Stone Creek Camp

A very large stretch of beach on the right side.

Talking Heads Camp

Medium sized camp and beach on river left.

Racetrack Camp

Mid sized camp on river right

Above Owl Eyes Camp

Large beach on river left.

Owl Eyes Camp

Large camp on river left.

Junebug Camp

Small camp on river left

Across Deer Creek Camp

Mid sized camp on river left.

OC's Camp

Large beach on river left.

Poncho's Kitchen Camp

Large beach on river left.

Football Field Camp

Another large beach on river left.  Surprisingly a good spot for a football game.

Doris Camp

On river left.

139 Mile Camp

on river right.

Fishtail Camp

Small camp on river right.

Keyhole Camp

On river left at 140 Mile Canyon

Below Kanab Camp

On river right.

Above Olo Camp

Large beach on river left.

Olo Camp

Small camp on river left.

Opposite Matkatamiba Camp

Small camp on river right

Matkat Hotel

Mid sized camp on river left.

Upset or Patch Camp

Medium sized camp on river right.  Pull hard right to reach this camp once you are through the rapid.

Upper Ledges Camp

On river right.

Last Chance Rapid

Mid sized camp on river right.

Very Last Chance Camp

Small camp on river right.

First Chance Camp

Small camp on river right.

158 Mile Camp

on river right.

Second Chance Camp

Small camp on river right.

160 Mile Camp

Small camp on river left.

161 Mile Camp.

Mid-sized camp on river right.

Above Tuckup Camp

Small camp on river right at the head of the 164 Mile Rapids

Tuckup Camp

Large beach on river right

Below Tuckup Camp

On river left.

165 Mile Camp

Small camp on river right.

Upper National Camp

Large beach camp on river left.

Lower National Camp

Large camp on river left.

Below National Camp

Small camp on river left.

Fern Glen Camp

Large camp on river right.

Stairway Canyon Camp

Medium sized camp on river right.

Mohawk Camp

Large camp on river left

172 Mile Camp

Small camp on river right

Upper Cove Camp

Mid sized camp on river right.

Lower Cove Camp

Large beach on river right

Below Red Slide Camp

Large beach on river left

Honga Spring Camp

on river left

Above Anvil Camp

Large camp on river left

Above Lava Camp.

Camp is on river left.

Below Lower Lava Camp

Large beach on river right just below Lava and lower Lava rapids.

Upper Chevron Camp

Large camp on river right.

Lower Chevron Camp

On river right

183 Mile Camp

Medium sized camp on river left.

184 Mile Camp

Small camp on river left.

Upper 185 Mile Camp

Large camp on river right

Lower 185 Mile Camp

Another large beach on river right.

186 Mile Camp

Large beach on river left.

Whitmore Helipad Camp

Camp on river left just down from the helipad.

Whitmore Wash Camp

Large beach on river right

Lower Whitmore Camp

Large beach on river right.

Granite Island Camp

Small camp on river right.

190 Mile Camp

Small camp on river left.

Upper Fat City

Camp is on river right

Fat City

Large beach and camp on river left

193 Mile Camp

on river left

Hualipai Acres Camp

Large camp on river left

Froggy Fault Camp

Medium sized camp on river left.

Parashant Camp

Camp is on river right.

Below Parashant Camp

Large beach on river right.

202 Mile Camp

Medium sized camp on river right

203 Mile Camp

Mid sized camp on river right.

Below Spring Canyon Camp

Small Camp on river right

205 Mile Camp

Small camp on river left just below 205 mile rapid

indian Canyon Camp

Medium sized camp on river right

207 Mile Camp

Large camp on river left

Granite Park Camp

Large camp on river left.

209 Mile Camp

Large beach on river right

210 Mile Camp

Large camp on river right.

Upper Fall Canyon Camp

On river right

Lower Fall Canyon Camp

On river right

213 Mile Camp

Small camp on river right

Pumpkin Springs Camp

Large camp on river left next to pumpkin springs

214 Mile Camp

Medium sized camp on river right.

Opposite Three Springs Camp

Large camp on river right.

217 Mile Camp

Large beach on river left.

220 Mile Camps

3 or more large camps on river right at the mouth of 220 Mile Canyon.

221 Mile Camp

Large camp on river right.

222 Mile Camp

Large camp on river left.

224 Mile Camp

Medium sized camp on river left

225 Mile Camp

Mid sized camp on river left.

Last Chance Above Diamond Camp

Small camp on river right

Truckseat Camp

on river right.

Travertine Canyon Camp

Small camp on river left

Travertine Falls Camp

Medium sized camp on river left.

Bridge Canyon Camp

Camp on river left.

Gneiss Canyon Camp

on river right

Bridge Canyon City Camp

on river left.

Separation Camp

Small camp on river right.  You can also pull in here to see the bronze cenotaph marking where the original powell party separated.

241 Mile Camp

Medium sized camp on river right

242 Mile Camp

Mid-sized camp on river right

243 Mile Camp

on river right

Spencer Camp

Small camp on river left at the mouth of Spencer Canyon

Surprise Camp

on river right

No Name Camp

On river right.

257 Bar Camp

on river right

Burnt Springs Camp

On river right

Quartermaster Camp

on river left.

Ramadas Camp

on river left

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