this trip will take you across canyon lake, and into a slot that starts off w/ easy scrambling. there are some nice narrows area back there, with a spring(?) you do NOT have to get involved with technical areas, if you just turn around where ropes are needed. it's a fairly straighforward paddle to this canyon w/ a touring kayak, about 2.5 miles from the put-in but i have never used a packraft so cannot say . note: if you park in the "recreation" sites, you'll need a Tonto Nat'l forest pass. i park at a pullout just before first water bridge, and that seemed fine. there's a couple of beaches you can camp on near the mouth of this canyon. or, backpack upstream to find a suitable spot.
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