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 At Ogden
USGS 10137000
158 cfs 4.0 ft
Goggin Drain Near Magna Utah
USGS 10172630
195 cfs 10.0 ft
Farmington Cr Abv Div Nr Farmington
USGS 10142000
14 cfs 0.7 ft
Daniels Creek At Charleston
USGS 10157500
1 cfs 3.8 ft
Weber River At Echo
USGS 10132000
291 cfs 2.6 ft
West Canyon Creek Near Cedar Fort
USGS 10166430
0 cfs 2.2 ft
American Fk Ab Upper Powerplant Nr American Fk
USGS 10164500
58 cfs 6.4 ft
Jordan River @ 1700 South @ Salt Lake City
USGS 10171000
139 cfs 3.7 ft
Mcleod Creek Near Park City
USGS 10133600
9 cfs 6.3 ft
Weber River Near Coalville
USGS 10130500
214 cfs 2.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
4" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Snowbasin 0" 80° 0"
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 66" 67° 0"
Powder Mountain -1" 77° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Ogden 153.0cfs 2.5 Mi III+
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.77cfs 10.0 Mi III
Ogden Play Park 324.0cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 92.3cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 202.0cfs None Mi II+ to III
Riverdale Wave 0.77cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Logan Town Run 127.0cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Below Ogden Play Park 158.0cfs 3.0 Mi II
Ogden Narrows 153.0cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 127.0cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Scrambled Eggs Bend 308.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Rainbow Gardens 153.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Morgan Waterfall 0.77cfs 0.1 Mi III+