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
Ogden River Nr Gibson Avenue At Ogden
USGS 10140700
42 cfs 5.3 ft
Weber River Near Plain City
USGS 10141000
73 cfs 10.7 ft
Provo River At River Road Bridge
USGS 10155200
402 cfs 1.4 ft
Farmington Cr Abv Div Nr Farmington
USGS 10142000
1 cfs 0.4 ft
Weber River At Ogden
USGS 10137000
164 cfs 3.9 ft
East Canyon Creek Bl I-80 Rest Stop Nr Park City
USGS 10133650
7 cfs 5.3 ft
Weber River At Echo
USGS 10132000
164 cfs 2.3 ft
South Fork Ogden River Near Huntsville
USGS 10137500
49 cfs 1.5 ft
Surplus Canal @ Salt Lake City
USGS 10170500
308 cfs 10.2 ft
Logan River Above State Dam
USGS 10109000
55 cfs 2.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
1" 1"
Cascade Mountain
1" 0"
Franklin Basin
1" 0"
Dry Fork
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 1" 74° 0"
Powder Mountain 0" 86° 0"
Snowbasin 0" 87° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Scrambled Eggs Bend 270.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 164.0cfs 10.0 Mi III
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 55.3cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Ogden Narrows 49.4cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Rainbow Gardens 49.4cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Riverdale Wave 164.0cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Logan Town Run 55.3cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 46.6cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 55.3cfs None Mi II+ to III
Morgan Waterfall 164.0cfs 0.1 Mi III+
Below Ogden Play Park 164.0cfs 3.0 Mi II
Ogden Play Park 164.0cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Lower Ogden 49.4cfs 2.5 Mi III+