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
25 cfs 1.7 ft
Provo River Near Hailstone
USGS 10155000
140 cfs 6.4 ft
Surplus Canal @ Salt Lake City
USGS 10170500
133 cfs 7.9 ft
Ogden River Nr Gibson Avenue At Ogden
USGS 10140700
24 cfs 4.8 ft
Silver Creek Near Silver Creek Junction
USGS 10129900
7 cfs 4.2 ft
Logan River Above State Dam
USGS 10109000
111 cfs 2.6 ft
Weber River At Gateway
USGS 10136500
71 cfs 11.3 ft
Bear River Near Corinne
USGS 10126000
1,010 cfs 5.2 ft
Weber River At Echo
USGS 10132000
1 cfs 1.0 ft
Weber River At Ogden
USGS 10137000
78 cfs 3.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Tony Grove Lake
SNOTEL 823
49" -2"
alta
SNOTEL ATAU1
60" -2"
Parley'S Summit
SNOTEL 684
25" -3"
Kilfoil Creek
SNOTEL 1145
16" -3"
Garden City Summit
SNOTEL 1114
26" -1"
Hobble Creek
SNOTEL 1223
6" -1"
Temple Fork
SNOTEL 1013
22" -2"
Brighton
SNOTEL 366
30" -2"
Farmington Lower
SNOTEL 1054
23" -2"
Mill-D North
SNOTEL 628
43" -2"
Emigrant Summit
SNOTEL 471
38" -2"
Hardscrabble
SNOTEL 896
27" -1"
Sedgwick Peak
SNOTEL 741
37" -2"
Farmington
SNOTEL 474
60" -2"
Parrish Creek
SNOTEL 971
36" -1"
Bug Lake
SNOTEL 374
30" -2"
Ben Lomond Trail
SNOTEL 333
12" -2"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
38" -2"
Thaynes Canyon
SNOTEL 814
43" -2"
Cascade Mountain
SNOTEL 1039
24" -2"
Vernon Creek
SNOTEL 844
9" -1"
Snowbird
SNOTEL 766
64" -1"
Klondike Narrows
SNOTEL 1115
24" -3"
Monte Cristo
SNOTEL 634
41" -2"
Dry Bread Pond
SNOTEL 455
25" -2"
Payson R.S.
SNOTEL 686
12" -3"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
44" 0"
Horse Ridge
SNOTEL 533
24" -1"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
34" -1"
Lookout Peak
SNOTEL 596
56" -1"
Oxford Spring
SNOTEL 677
1" 0"
Louis Meadow
SNOTEL 972
19" -3"
alta - guard house
SNOTEL AGD
56" -2"
Usu Doc Daniel
SNOTEL 1098
56" 0"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
24" -2"
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
61" -2"
Lightning Ridge
SNOTEL 1056
23" -3"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Snowbasin 12" 48° 9.71"
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 64" 39° 7.94"
Powder Mountain 0" 46° 9.87"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Scrambled Eggs Bend 71.2cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Lower Ogden 48.5cfs 2.5 Mi III+
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 111.0cfs None Mi II+ to III
Below Ogden Play Park 77.9cfs 3.0 Mi II
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 25.2cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Ogden Play Park 77.9cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Ogden Narrows 48.5cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Logan Town Run 111.0cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Rainbow Gardens 48.5cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Riverdale Wave 0.79cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.79cfs 10.0 Mi III
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 111.0cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Morgan Waterfall 0.79cfs 0.1 Mi III+