4 Corners Bridge to Sand Island
Hey, Welcome to the Buzz...
I have not done any of this sections, but aim to one of these days. I have some friends who have done the area from 4 corners bridge down to Sand Island. I think the mileage is close to 50, and you would want at least 2-3 good long days, or realistically 4 to enjoy it.
You will be on Navajo Nation land the entire time, and camping is at a premium. There will be homesteands and houses close to the river, so be respectful. Be prepared for lots of livestock, so if you take dogs be mindful.
The water is totally flat, with a number of braided channels and islands and occasional strainers being the only real river hazards. I would recomend a flow of at least 1000-1500 for this section however, as any of the times I have gone over that bridge...it looks real low and draggy at anything under a grand.
It would really be a sweet trip! There is a real cool story out there of a Boy Scout Troop doing this stretch back in the 20's or 30's with the Nevilles I beleive, they did the trip to correspond with an event marking the monument, with Governers and all the hooplah...the kids all get an ice cold Pepsi trucked in for the event, and then back on the river! Awesome.
Good Luck...I would also appreciate info on the other stretches of this trip you mention.