Colorado River - Grand Canyon

Lava Falls (Vulcan) Rapid

Rapid Details

Name Lava Falls (Vulcan) Rapid
Class IV

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.

Recommended Flows Minimum: 4000.0
Maximum: 50000.0
Length Feet
Elevation 1664.6 Feet
Coordinates Lat - 36.19781322
Long - -113.08286975

Entering the V wave in Lava Falls

08-20-2013 - Entering the V wave in Lava Falls

Subject: Andrew Gram

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