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Whitewater River Run

Idaho Bear River

Black Canyon - Highway 34 To Grace Powerhouse

Class IV TO V


Too High
79°, Sunny

The Black Canyon section of the Bear River in Idaho offers a thrilling river run experience for advanced paddlers. The river is characterized by steep drops, tight chutes, and technical rapids that require expert maneuvering skills. The best time to float this section is between May and June, with a recommended flow of 800-1500 cfs. The route begins at Highway 34 and ends at Grace Powerhouse, covering a distance of approximately 12 miles. Paddlers should be prepared for obstacles such as strainers, sweepers, and undercut rocks, and should exercise caution when approaching blind corners and drops. Overall, this stretch of the Bear River is a challenging and exciting adventure for experienced river runners.

Weather today, Sunny, with a high near 79. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south in the morning.

Status Too High
Class Level IV to V
Elevation 4,447 ft
Run Length 6.0 Mi
Gradient 100 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 1780 cfs
Gauge Height 13.0 ft
Reporting Streamgage Bear River At Idaho-Utah State Line
USGS 10092700

Nearby Snowpack and Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Portneuf River At Topaz Id
USGS 13073000
849 cfs 4.7 ft
Marsh Creek Nr Mccammon Id
USGS 13075000
149 cfs 4.4 ft
Salt River Ab Reservoir Nr Etna Wy
USGS 13027500
2,770 cfs 5.0 ft
Blackfoot River Ab Reservoir Nr Henry Id
USGS 13063000
552 cfs 4.4 ft
Logan River Above State Dam
USGS 10109000
1,310 cfs 4.9 ft
USGS 10108400
49 cfs 2.8 ft
Bear River At Border
USGS 10039500
2,970 cfs 8.6 ft
Grays Lk Div To Blackfoot R Basin Nr Wayan Id
USGS 13057300
477 cfs 7.7 ft
Bear River At Pescadero
USGS 10068500
619 cfs 4.0 ft
Bear River At Idaho-Utah State Line
USGS 10092700
1,780 cfs 13.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Emigrant Summit
1" 0"
Monte Cristo
30" 1"
Pine Creek Pass
1" 0"
Franklin Basin
15" -1"
Bug Lake
178" 1"
Garden City Summit
1" 0"
Ben Lomond Peak
45" -3"
Usu Doc Daniel
39" -5"
Tony Grove Lake
42" -4"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Albert Moser 9 5,281 ft
Willow Flat 55 6,108 ft
Sagehen Flat 5 5,923 ft
Graves Creek 5 5,948 ft
Maple Grove 12 4,907 ft
Redpoint 10 4,889 ft
Blackfoot Reservoir 16 6,134 ft
Caribou County Park None 6,131 ft
Morgans Bridge 5 5,750 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Kelly Canyon Ski Area 0" 68° 0"
Pebble Creek Ski Area 0" 69° 0"
Cherry Peak 42" 66° 0"
Beaver Mountain Ski Area 0" 70° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 1310.0cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Blackfoot Wolverine Canyon Run 478.0cfs 6.0 Mi IV+ to V
Ricks Spring to Wood Camp Campground 1310.0cfs None Mi III+ to IV
Black Canyon - Highway 34 to Grace Powerhouse 1780.0cfs 6.0 Mi IV to V
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 1310.0cfs None Mi II+ to III
Logan Town Run 1310.0cfs None Mi II+ to III-

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