Deschutes River - Benham Falls to Dillon Falls

Benham Falls

Rapid Details

Name Benham Falls
Class V to V+

After some rough water getting to this point the river makes a small right hand bend and you encounter the falls.  This has some really squirly water with several unclean landing areas.  Make sure to scout and hit your line if you decide to run this.  Expert kayakers only should go after this.


Scout and portage river left.  For thos not wanting to run the falls, putting in below the falls will give you a nice class III-IV runout without the consequence of having to run the falls and missing your line.

Recommended Flows Minimum: 800.0
Maximum: 3000.0
Length Feet
Elevation 4102.13 Feet
Coordinates Lat - 43.93898391
Long - -121.41288668

Click Here to See This Feature on the fully interactive map