Fremont Canyon (Torrey To Capitol Reef)


This run progresses from casual class II water to class V as you enter into where the canyon narrows.  Plan on scouting most everything as you get in the canyon due to some drops that would not be wise to run blindly.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Fremont River are between a bare minimum of 130cfs and a high of 220cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09330000, the Fremont River Near Bicknell Remember only watercraft are permitted at Fremont Canyon (Torrey to Capitol Reef).

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Escalante River Near Escalante
USGS 09337500
6 cfs 1.3 ft
Salina Creek Near Emery
USGS 10205030
5 cfs 2.3 ft
Fremont River Near Bicknell
USGS 09330000
45 cfs 4.1 ft
Sevier River Blw San Pitch River
USGS 10217000
113 cfs 5.0 ft
Seven Mile Creek Near Fish Lake
USGS 09329050
7 cfs 4.1 ft
Ferron Creek (Upper Station) Near Ferron
USGS 09326500
1,280 cfs 5.6 ft
Pine Creek Near Escalante
USGS 09337000
2 cfs 1.5 ft
Muddy Creek Near Emery
USGS 09330500
2 cfs 3.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Gbrc Meadows
SNOTEL 1222
8" 0"
Squaw Springs
SNOTEL 1156
1" 1"
Widtsoe #3
SNOTEL 865
6" 0"
Mt Baldy
SNOTEL 1224
10" 0"
Red Pine Ridge
SNOTEL 714
2" 1"
Mammoth-Cottonwood
SNOTEL 612
2" 0"
Beaver Dams
SNOTEL 329
2" 2"
Gooseberry Rs Up
SNOTEL 1184
1" 1"
Sunflower Flat
SNOTEL 1249
6" 0"
Farnsworth Lake
SNOTEL 475
12" 1"
Dill'S Camp
SNOTEL 444
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Lower Bowns 4 7,419 ft
Fruita - Capitol Reef National Park 71 5,438 ft
Cathedral Valley - Capitol Reef National Park 6 6,923 ft
Singletree 27 8,286 ft
Sunglow 5 7,252 ft
Pleasant Creek 30 8,670 ft
Elkhorn 6 9,809 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Fremont Canyon (Torrey to Capitol Reef) 45.2cfs 9.0 Mi V to V+
I-70 to Tomsich Butte 1.71cfs 30.0 Mi II to III-
Calf Creek to Lake Powell 45.2cfs 73.0 Mi III- to III