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
Provo River At River Road Bridge
USGS 10155200
140 cfs 0.8 ft
Silver Creek Near Silver Creek Junction
USGS 10129900
6 cfs 4.1 ft
Ogden River Bl Pineview Res Near Huntsville
USGS 10140100
12 cfs 1.4 ft
Provo River Near Hailstone
USGS 10155000
153 cfs 6.5 ft
Weber River Near Coalville
USGS 10130500
53 cfs 2.0 ft
Mcleod Creek Near Park City
USGS 10133600
8 cfs 6.2 ft
Farmington Cr Abv Div Nr Farmington
USGS 10142000
4 cfs 0.5 ft
Weber River At I-84 At Uintah
USGS 10136600
59 cfs 4.7 ft
Little Cottonwood Creek @ Jordan River Nr Slc
USGS 10168000
2 cfs 0.2 ft
Logan River Above State Dam
USGS 10109000
73 cfs 2.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Vernon Creek
SNOTEL 844
22" 0"
alta
SNOTEL ATAU1
54.14" 2.75"
Bug Lake
SNOTEL 374
39" 0"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
23" 1"
Dry Bread Pond
SNOTEL 455
41" 0"
Lookout Peak
SNOTEL 596
41" -1"
Sedgwick Peak
SNOTEL 741
36" 0"
Temple Fork
SNOTEL 1013
32" 0"
Klondike Narrows
SNOTEL 1115
40" -1"
Thaynes Canyon
SNOTEL 814
42" 0"
Tony Grove Rs
SNOTEL 1113
30" -1"
Parley'S Summit
SNOTEL 684
33" -1"
Monte Cristo
SNOTEL 634
52" -2"
Lightning Ridge
SNOTEL 1056
38" 2"
Timpanogos Divide
SNOTEL 820
33" 1"
Mill-D North
SNOTEL 628
37" 0"
Emigrant Summit
SNOTEL 471
37" 0"
Kilfoil Creek
SNOTEL 1145
29" 0"
Hobble Creek
SNOTEL 1223
29" 1"
Ben Lomond Trail
SNOTEL 333
32" 1"
Tony Grove Lake
SNOTEL 823
71" -1"
Usu Doc Daniel
SNOTEL 1098
56" -1"
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
54" 2"
bern
SNOTEL BERI1
16.87" 0.46"
Farmington Lower
SNOTEL 1054
31" -1"
grantsville 2w
SNOTEL GNTU1
0.22" 0"
Oxford Spring
SNOTEL 677
25" 0"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
42" 0"
Bevans Cabin
SNOTEL 1214
11" 0"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
24" 1"
Garden City Summit
SNOTEL 1114
37" -1"
alta - guard house
SNOTEL AGD
54.14" 2.75"
Little Bear
SNOTEL 582
22" -1"
Horse Ridge
SNOTEL 533
42" 0"
Payson R.S.
SNOTEL 686
27" 0"
deer creek dam
SNOTEL DCC_MADIS
5.89" 0.86"
Snowbird
SNOTEL 766
62" 1"
Parrish Creek
SNOTEL 971
34" -1"
Lost Creek Resv
SNOTEL 1118
19" 0"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
50" -1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 62" 32° 0"
Powder Mountain 22" 33° 0"
Snowbasin 32" 35° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Below Ogden Play Park 79.9cfs 3.0 Mi II
Ogden Narrows 40.3cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Morgan Waterfall 0.46cfs 0.1 Mi III+
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 39.4cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Scrambled Eggs Bend 52.1cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Rainbow Gardens 40.3cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Logan Town Run 72.5cfs None Mi II+ to III-
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 72.5cfs None Mi II+ to III
Riverdale Wave 0.46cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Ogden Play Park 79.9cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 72.5cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.46cfs 10.0 Mi III
Lower Ogden 40.3cfs 2.5 Mi III+