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
Fremont River Near Bicknell
USGS 09330000
55 cfs 4.0 ft
Ferron Creek (Upper Station) Near Ferron
USGS 09326500
1,280 cfs 6.4 ft
Pine Creek Near Escalante
USGS 09337000
1 cfs 1.4 ft
Seven Mile Creek Near Fish Lake
USGS 09329050
5 cfs 4.2 ft
Sevier River Blw San Pitch River
USGS 10217000
240 cfs 5.6 ft
Salina Creek Near Emery
USGS 10205030
5 cfs 2.6 ft
Escalante River Near Escalante
USGS 09337500
6 cfs 1.2 ft
Muddy Creek Near Emery
USGS 09330500
2 cfs 3.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Beaver Dams
SNOTEL 329
21" 0"
Mammoth-Cottonwood
SNOTEL 612
38" -1"
Gbrc Meadows
SNOTEL 1222
41" -1"
Farnsworth Lake
SNOTEL 475
43" 0"
Thistle Flat
SNOTEL 1226
29" -1"
Lonesome Beaver
SNOTEL 1261
15" 0"
Wrigley Creek
SNOTEL 1228
23" 0"
Red Pine Ridge
SNOTEL 714
30" -1"
Widtsoe #3
SNOTEL 865
23" 0"
Dill'S Camp
SNOTEL 444
23" 0"
Huntington Horse
SNOTEL 1216
41" 0"
Black Flat-U.M. Ck
SNOTEL 348
20" 0"
Mt Baldy
SNOTEL 1224
49" -1"
Pickle Keg
SNOTEL 691
23" 0"
Squaw Springs
SNOTEL 1156
18" 1"
Gooseberry Rs
SNOTEL 495
20" 0"
Fish Lake Utah
SNOTEL 1149
21" -1"
Gbrc Hq
SNOTEL 1221
28" -1"
Buck Flat
SNOTEL 371
31" 0"
Rees Flat
SNOTEL 1217
27" 0"
Upper Joes Valley
SNOTEL 1227
23" 1"
Gooseberry Rs Up
SNOTEL 1184
24" 0"
Donkey Reservoir
SNOTEL 452
16" 0"
Sunflower Flat
SNOTEL 1249
29" 0"
Clayton Springs
SNOTEL 983
23" 0"
Seeley Creek
SNOTEL 742
23" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Sunglow 5 7,252 ft
Singletree 27 8,286 ft
Elkhorn 6 9,809 ft
Fruita - Capitol Reef National Park 71 5,438 ft
Lower Bowns 4 7,419 ft
Cathedral Valley - Capitol Reef National Park 6 6,923 ft
Pleasant Creek 30 8,670 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Calf Creek to Lake Powell 54.6cfs 73.0 Mi III- to III
Fremont Canyon (Torrey to Capitol Reef) 54.6cfs 9.0 Mi V to V+
I-70 to Tomsich Butte 1.71cfs 30.0 Mi II to III-