White water kayak Chile-Upper Fuy River with its crystalline blue warm water is relatively easy IV+ rapids and waterfalls. The bang for your waterfall buck is off the charts and worth lapping several drops and section. A short 4 KM section full of boofs, challenge moves, and spectacular drops within a magical basalt canyon. The Upper Fuy starts as Lago Neltume overflows into riverbed and ends prior to the Huilo Huilo park and Middle Fuy Canyons.
White Water Kayak Chile Skills Required for Upper Fuy River
bomb proof combat roll
river running experience
creek eddy catching
low volume ferrying
Access Put in/Takeout
Two hours from Pucón requires bike or shuttle driver.
Put In: Lago Neltume bridge
Take Out: Just prior to Neltume
High and low levels may be the biggest dangers. Levels too high are of extreme danger and can be terminal swim at Bird Sucker (sucks birds out of sky) below Las Leonas. There is a cave behind the last 15 foot waterfall with rescue access at regular flows. At regular optimal flows the run is safe with proper guiding and trained swift water rescue.
Instructor Tips & Challenges
Go with someone that knows the levels and lines. You can lap Las Leonas and paddle behind the veil at regular flows. Check out the Neltume port and have lunch at the market. DON’T paddle this section at higher flows without expert experience. Serious dangers from Las Leonas down with horrific high water flow pushing into terminal undercut eddy. Ask your guide to stop for a beer at the Ewok village tavern.
More Advanced White Water Kayak Chile Rivers
Other advanced rivers descriptions coming soon: Coilaco 30 Footer, Maipo (Lower & Upper), Rio Nuble, Futaleufu
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