Sahuaripa - Lower Sahuaripa



The Rio Sahuaripa meanders through the valley to join the Rio Yaqui just above the highway bridge west of town. The scenery is nothing special although there are some interesting rock walls along this section. There is a reservoir several miles upstream of Sahuaripa that makes releases for agriculture, generally in the fall. This section is generally runnable after a good rainstorm during the monsoon season.


Neil Nikirk
Class II to III-
Current Flow Visual or Unknown
Recommended Flow Minimum:
Typical Season Begins: January
Ends: January
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: Yes
SUP: Yes
Packrafting: No
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge Visual or Unknown
Length 18.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 12.0 FPM