Rocky Branch (New Hampshire)

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Rocky Branch
Rocky Branch.jpg
The Rocky Branch at U.S. Route 302 in Bartlett, NH
Rocky Branch (New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
Rocky Branch (New Hampshire)
Rocky Branch (New Hampshire) is located in the United States
Rocky Branch (New Hampshire)
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountiesCoos, Carroll
Towns and townshipsCutts Grant, Sargents Purchase, Jackson, Bartlett
Physical characteristics
SourcePresidential Range Dry River Wilderness
 • locationCutts Grant
 • coordinates44°14′1″N 71°17′45″W / 44.23361°N 71.29583°W / 44.23361; -71.29583
 • elevation3,910 ft (1,190 m)
MouthSaco River
 • location
Bartlett
 • coordinates
44°6′9″N 71°11′50″W / 44.10250°N 71.19722°W / 44.10250; -71.19722Coordinates: 44°6′9″N 71°11′50″W / 44.10250°N 71.19722°W / 44.10250; -71.19722
 • elevation
550 ft (170 m)
Length13.1 mi (21.1 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • rightUpper Stairs Brook, Lower Stairs Brook

The Rocky Branch is a 13.1-mile-long (21.1 km)[1] river in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Saco River, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean in Maine.

The Rocky Branch rises in the Presidential Range Dry River Wilderness Area of the White Mountain National Forest on the southernmost slopes of Mount Washington. The river drops rapidly to the south through a valley between Montalban Ridge (with the peaks of Mount Isolation and Stairs Mountain) to the west and the lower Rocky Branch Ridge to the east. Turning more to the southeast, the river leaves the national forest and enters the town of Bartlett, New Hampshire, where it joins the Saco River after passing under U.S. Route 302.

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