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Diamond Creek Down Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Colorado River

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Diamond Creek Down Info
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Put In:  Diamond Creek
Take Out:  South Cove
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III
Gradient:  Variable depending on lake height
Run Length:  71 miles
Current Streamflow:  16000 cfs @ 12/14/2016 12:30 PM - COLORADO RVR ABV DIAMOND CREEK NR PEACH SPRINGS AZ, reading taken from USGS
Streamflow Comments: 

The Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is very dam controlled from Glen Canyon Dam at Lake Powell. The flows fluctuate greatly each day.

Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 
Permit:  The NPS requires you to apply for a permit. Checkout the National Park Service Website for more info.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Hualapai Tribe and National Park Service
Wilderness:  Yes but you will encounter motorized rigs especially as you approach Lake Mead.
Camping on River:  Yes.
Location:  In the Canyon Country (AZ), 270 miles North of Phoenix
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: Diamond Creek can be reached by taking US 89 to Flagstaff and turning west onto I-40. Continue for about 70 miles and get off at Seligman (exit 123). Take Arizona Highway 66 west for about 40 miles to the town of Peach Springs and turn right onto Diamond Creek Road (unpaved). Follow this road to the river; about 22 miles.

Take Out: From I-15 near St George Utah, head south on I-15. Take exit 93 for NV-169 and head south. This road turns into Northshore Rd/NV-167. Turn left at Callville Bay Rd and follow signs to boat ramp.

Diamond Creek Down on the Colorado River

Last Edited by josho on 5/31/2011

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Boulder City Nevada
Bullhead City Arizona
Flagstaff Arizona
Henderson Nevada
Hurricane Utah
Kingman Arizona
Las Vegas Nevada
Laughlin Nevada
Mesquite Nevada
Peach Springs Arizona
Phoenix Arizona
Prescott Arizona
St. George Utah

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