Lower Ogden


This run picks up where the 'Rainbow Gardens' section stops, with the friendly Lorin Farr wave. To summarize- sporadic plop and drop rapids for the first half, last half is 'jungle boating'. At least 1 portage(if you're running the whole thing), up to 4 portages at certain higher flows. Starts with a triple drop at the second foot bridge- where left line is friendliest, then down to Crystals Wal-Mart Wave for a fun beginner surf. If continuing on, the jungle boating starts here, then under a potential gnarly railroad bridge then down to the Car Hole, where you'll drop while eddying right(scout first if you've never seen it, or just go with someone who has) a permanent log jam after, where high flows sneak left, low flows is portage. Major jungle boating from the portage to the Weeber River confluence, where you float flat water to the take out.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Ogden River are between a bare minimum of 300cfs and a high of 1,500cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 10137500, the South Fork Ogden River Near Huntsville Remember only watercraft are permitted at Lower Ogden.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Footbridge Triple Drop
Class III+
Crystal's Wal-Mart Wave
Class II to II+
Car Hole
Class III+

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Weber River Near Wanship
USGS 10129500
22 cfs 1.7 ft
Provo River Near Hailstone
USGS 10155000
123 cfs 6.4 ft
Weber River At Gateway
USGS 10136500
47 cfs 11.2 ft
Goggin Drain Near Magna Utah
USGS 10172630
12 cfs 8.6 ft
Weber River At Echo
USGS 10132000
1 cfs 1.0 ft
West Canyon Creek Near Cedar Fort
USGS 10166430
0 cfs 2.2 ft
South Willow Creek Near Grantsville
USGS 10172800
2 cfs 1.3 ft
Logan River Above State Dam
USGS 10109000
73 cfs 2.4 ft
Lost Creek Near Croyden
USGS 10132500
6 cfs 1.1 ft
East Canyon Creek Near Morgan
USGS 10134500
5 cfs 0.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Farmington
SNOTEL 474
9" 0"
alta
SNOTEL ATAU1
4.77" -1.28"
alta - guard house
SNOTEL AGD
9" -1"
Garden City Summit
SNOTEL 1114
3" 3"
Kilfoil Creek
SNOTEL 1145
2" 1"
Parley'S Summit
SNOTEL 684
2" 1"
Horse Ridge
SNOTEL 533
1" 0"
Cascade Mountain
SNOTEL 1039
2" 2"
Tony Grove Lake
SNOTEL 823
9" 1"
Bug Lake
SNOTEL 374
4" 2"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
1" 1"
Dry Bread Pond
SNOTEL 455
5" 1"
Ben Lomond Trail
SNOTEL 333
1" 1"
Farmington Lower
SNOTEL 1054
2" 2"
Snowbird
SNOTEL 766
20" 3"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
2" 0"
Emigrant Summit
SNOTEL 471
4" 0"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
7" 0"
Lookout Peak
SNOTEL 596
2" -1"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
4" 0"
Brighton
SNOTEL 366
4" 0"
Payson R.S.
SNOTEL 686
1" 1"
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
10" -1"
Mill-D North
SNOTEL 628
1" -1"
Monte Cristo
SNOTEL 634
10" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 20" 44° 0"
Powder Mountain 0" 47° 0"
Snowbasin 1" 49° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Scrambled Eggs Bend 46.7cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Ogden Narrows 28.0cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 72.7cfs None Mi II+ to III
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.53cfs 10.0 Mi III
Riverdale Wave 0.53cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 72.7cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Below Ogden Play Park 51.9cfs 3.0 Mi II
Rainbow Gardens 28.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Logan Town Run 72.7cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 66.6cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Morgan Waterfall 0.53cfs 0.1 Mi III+
Lower Ogden 28.0cfs 2.5 Mi III+
Ogden Play Park 51.9cfs 0.06 Mi III-