Horton River

CanadaNorthwest TerritoriesArctic
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
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Additional Route Information
Distance: 
600 km
Duration: 
21 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
0
Total Portage Distance: 
0 m
Longest Portage: 
0 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Access by float plane from Yellowknife
Start at Horton Lake
Take small creek for access to Horton River
Straightforward paddling / small rapids for 165 km
At km 293 - first canyon
Four rapids in first canyon - line in high water/run in low water
2 km section of fast water
At km 335 - second canyon
6 or 7 major rapids - line in high water / run in low water
Third canyon - no rapids, fast water only
At km 450 - confluence with West River
At km 600 - finish at Franklin Bay

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:250,000): 
Horton lake 96 O Erly Lake 97 A Simpson Lake 97 B Franklin Bay 97 C