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Double Z Rapids

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Nuttallburg incline and tipple in 1968 -- about 10 years after the mine closed

Also known as Sunset Rapids, this Class V rapids on the lower New River whitewater rafting segment is likely formed by debris fallen off the surrounding gorge walls. Double Z is located a half mile downstream of Dudley's Dip Rapids and just less than a half mile upstream of Hook 99 Rapids.


The ruins of Nuttalburg are on river-right at Double Z, though only the remains of the tipple and the suspension bridge to South Nuttall (above Dudley's Dip Rapids) are immediately evident.


Map: Double Z Rapids