Cliff Diving in Arizona
Cliff Diving in Arizona
Locations to Jump, Quarries, Safety Precautions
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Cliff diving (cliff jumping) is a very popular sport. The locations above are just a few of the locations for cliff diving in Arizona. Please see more information on these locations below. The cliff jumping locations listed are to help guide you to a suitable place to jump. This means the areas listed throughout the site currently or at one time have contained one or more locations which match the requirements (being deep enough, etc.) for cliff jumping and diving. This may not hold true year round as water levels can recede. We cannot stress this point enough, always prepare and survey the area before cliff jumping. Serious injuries can occur; even when you are prepared.
There are most likely hundreds of locations to choose from elsewhere in Arizona and multiple locations within a specific area. We are listing cliff jumping locations that are popular. If we were to list every water hole, it would be extensive. Instead, we’d rather focus on areas that are worth your time as opposed to a small body of water which doesn’t offer the best landscape for cliff jumping.
Are you familiar with an unlisted location which is suitable for cliff diving in Arizona? Please recommend a location.
Fossil Creek in Strawberry, Arizona
Cliff Diving at Saguaro Lain in Mesa, Arizona
Apache Lake is located in central Arizona surrounded by Superstition Wilderness and Three Bar Wildlife Area. The lake is 17 miles long and offers a setting for many recreational activities.
Beaver Creek Canyon is located in Troutdale, Arizona. Beaver Creek frequently changes its course and is now a straigher deeper cut which exposes shear sides of erodable silt.
Beaver Falls is located in Coconino County in the areas of Supai, Havasupai Reservation and Grand Canyon National Park. The stream stretches 13 miles. GPS coordinates for the area are Latitude: 36.28150 and Longitude: -112.73930.
Clear Creek Campground is located on the Verde River in Yavapai, Arizona. It’s a popular area for cliff jumping, hiking, swimming and fishing.
Coronado National Forest is located in Southeastern Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico. The forest covers 1,780,000 acres and offers year round recreational opportunities.
Heavenly Fossil Creek is located near Strawberry, Arizona by the Mogollon Rim. There is a rope swing at the creek.
Fossil Springs is located near Strawberry, Arizona. It is in Yavapai, Arizona in the Tonto National Forest.
Havasu Falls is located near Supai, Arizona and GPS coordinate are Latitude: 36 15 18 and Longitude: -112 41 52. Havasu Falls is the most famous and visited fall in Arizona. The falls has one main chute that drops over a 120 foot cliff into the pools below. The pools are created by mineralization.
Lake Havasu is located on the border between California and Arizona. Lake Havasu is located to the west of Lake Havasu City and is a reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River. Recreational opportunities are plenty which bring an estimated 3.5 million visitors every year.
Lake Mead is located on the Colorado River about 30 miles Southeast of Las Vegas, NV and is part of both Arizona and Nevada. It is formed by the Hoover Dam and is the largest reservoir in the United States. There are 9 access points to the lake.
Lake Pleasant is located northwest of Phoenix in Peoria, Arizona. The lake is a huge attraction in the metropolitan area for water sports such as water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, swimming, fishing and cliff jumping.
Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River located between Arizona and Utah. This is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States.
Mooney Falls is located about 1 mile past Havasu Falls in Coconino County and in the area of Supai, Havasupai Reservation and Grand Canyon National Park. Beaver Falls is also along the trail in this area. The GPS coordinates of the area are Latitude: 36.26320 Longitude: -112.70750. The waterfall is around 200 feet in height. The pool at the base of the waterfall provides a great place for swimming and cliff jumping.
Navajo Falls was the first major waterfall falling 75 feet into a pool on Havasu Creek. The fall is gone, for now, due to the major flooding that occurred there in 2008.
Saguaro Lake is located halfway between Phoenix and the deserted town of Sunflower, Arizona. The lake is a reservoir on the Salt River in the Tonto National Forest. GPS coordinates to the dam area of the lake are Latitude: 33.5656 and Longitude: -111.5361.
Slide Rock State Park is located in Oak Creek Canyon about 4 miles north of Sedona, Arizona. The park is in the Coconino National Forest. Slide Rock State Park attracts approximately a quarter of a million people every year.
Tonto Creek Narrows is located near Gisela, Arizona.
Wet Beaver Creek is a stream located in Coconino National Forest. Beaver Creek flows past Montezuma Well and Castle and joins the Verde River.
Winslow Clear Creek is located in Winslow, Arizona and has various recreational opportunities including swimming, rafting, kayaking, fishing, and cliff jumping.
Cliff jumping is a dangerous sport and all precautions must be taken. Many people have died cliff jumping; even from a low height. Others have altered the rest of their lives due to injuries obtained from cliff jumping. Use common sense. Just because your friends dare you to jump is no reason to do so. That’s normally how serious injuries occur as one tries to out-do the other. You may think jumping from a higher cliff is cool but know that the higher you go you are increasing the risk of injury. It is never recommended to jump from a height of over 40 feet. We are not responsible for any injuries, legal issues, or anything else associated with your cliff diving experience. We only provide locations we learn about from various sources. We post necessary precautions throughout the cliff diving section and it’s up to the cliff jumper to follow those rules.
Locations on the map are for the general cliff diving area and are not to be viewed as the exact location to dive from. DO NOT DIVE FROM THE EXACT MAP LOCATION! Never dive or jump at an illegal location. That area is illegal for a reason. That reason is generally due to the area being dangerous (a large occurrence of underwater rocks, high accident rate, inadequate water depth, water depth that changes frequently, etc.) or that it is private property. We ask that jumpers research the area to determine if jumping is legal before going. Many locations are now illegal due to their dangerous conditions.
Follow all safety rules as described throughout the site, be careful and have fun!
Cliff Diving at “The Suicide” in Lake Havasu, Arizona
Jumping from a High Cliff at Clear Creek in Winslow, Arizona
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