Silver Staircase

IV

Rapid Rating

10.57

River Mileage

About Silver Staircase

Right around the corner from Sundown Falls is Silver Staircase. Because of the quick lead-in, running tight safety and having clean lines in the previous rapid, Sundown Falls, is very important. Silver Staircase isn’t too hard but you need to remain on your toes as it is very long and having a swim here means you might be in the water for a bit.

How to run Sundown Falls

There’s no set line on running this rapid. Read and run and avoid the big stuff. At high flows, there are boat flipping holes peppered throughout the entire rapid. At lower water, these turn into exposed rocks or large pour-overs.

Photo taken at high water. The top portion of Silver Staircase.

At high water make your way left at this second part.

Thread the needle between the left hole and the right.

The final wave train at high water is straightforward and fun.