Park And Ride To Old Mill Catch Pond


As the creek exits Big Cottonwood Canyon there is a short rompy run.  Start at the park and ride at the mouth of the canyon and run the creek to the catch pond below the Old Mill.  This has a short season runoff when the snow melts in the spring.  As a runoff it is fast and rocky.  Don't expect a lot of eddies.  If you go for a swim it will be a rough one. Wear appropriate clothing as the water is from snowmelt.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Big Cottonwood Creek are between a bare minimum of 150cfs and a high of 700cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 10163000, the Provo River At Provo Remember only watercraft are permitted at Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Wasatch Catch Hole
Class IV to V

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Sixth Water Cr Ab Syar Tunnel
USGS 10149000
24 cfs 4.2 ft
South Fork Ogden River Near Huntsville
USGS 10137500
49 cfs 1.5 ft
Vernon Creek Near Vernon
USGS 10172700
1 cfs 0.9 ft
Snake Creek Near Charleston
USGS 10156000
29 cfs 2.4 ft
Provo River Near Woodland
USGS 10154200
120 cfs 2.8 ft
Red Butte Creek At Fort Douglas
USGS 10172200
2 cfs 0.4 ft
Weber River Near Coalville
USGS 10130500
42 cfs 1.5 ft
Currant Creek Near Mona
USGS 10146400
6 cfs 4.1 ft
American Fk Ab Upper Powerplant Nr American Fk
USGS 10164500
12 cfs 5.9 ft
Weber River Near Peoa
USGS 10129300
49 cfs 2.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
61" -2"
Vernon Creek
SNOTEL 844
9" -1"
Farmington Lower
SNOTEL 1054
23" -2"
Clear Creek #1
SNOTEL 399
20" -154"
Ben Lomond Trail
SNOTEL 333
12" -2"
Hobble Creek
SNOTEL 1223
6" -1"
Gbrc Meadows
SNOTEL 1222
38" -1"
Lookout Peak
SNOTEL 596
56" -1"
Daniels-Strawberry
SNOTEL 435
9" -3"
Parrish Creek
SNOTEL 971
36" -1"
alta - guard house
SNOTEL AGD
56" -2"
Snowbird
SNOTEL 766
64" -1"
Cascade Mountain
SNOTEL 1039
24" -2"
Usu Doc Daniel
SNOTEL 1098
56" 0"
Tony Grove Lake
SNOTEL 823
49" -2"
Strawberry Divide
SNOTEL 795
17" -2"
Brighton
SNOTEL 366
30" -2"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
38" -2"
Hardscrabble
SNOTEL 896
27" -1"
Klondike Narrows
SNOTEL 1115
24" -3"
Gbrc Hq
SNOTEL 1221
14" -3"
Monte Cristo
SNOTEL 634
41" -2"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
34" -1"
Upper Joes Valley
SNOTEL 1227
6" -2"
Louis Meadow
SNOTEL 972
19" -3"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
44" 0"
Parley'S Summit
SNOTEL 684
25" -3"
Bug Lake
SNOTEL 374
30" -2"
Rees Flat
SNOTEL 1217
13" -1"
alta
SNOTEL ATAU1
60" -2"
Huntington Horse
SNOTEL 1216
35" -1"
Farmington
SNOTEL 474
60" -2"
Horse Ridge
SNOTEL 533
24" -1"
Red Pine Ridge
SNOTEL 714
19" -3"
Mammoth-Cottonwood
SNOTEL 612
24" -2"
Seeley Creek
SNOTEL 742
22" -3"
Kilfoil Creek
SNOTEL 1145
16" -3"
Thistle Flat
SNOTEL 1226
18" -2"
Redden Mine Lwr
SNOTEL 1225
18" -3"
Lightning Ridge
SNOTEL 1056
23" -3"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
24" -2"
Garden City Summit
SNOTEL 1114
26" -1"
Thaynes Canyon
SNOTEL 814
43" -2"
Mill-D North
SNOTEL 628
43" -2"
Clear Creek #2
SNOTEL 400
15" -1"
Dry Bread Pond
SNOTEL 455
25" -2"
Temple Fork
SNOTEL 1013
22" -2"
Payson R.S.
SNOTEL 686
12" -3"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Willow Park - Lehi None 4,493 ft
Warnick 6 6,260 ft
Granite Flat 52 6,756 ft
Timpooneke 27 7,546 ft
Little Mill 36 6,035 ft
Tanners Flat 34 7,208 ft
Utah Lake State Park 71 4,491 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Sundance 37" 43° 0.83"
Park City Mountain Resort 43" 35° 9.07"
Brighton Ski Resort 43" 35° 9.07"
Canyons 43" 35° 9.07"
Alta Ski Area 64" 39° 7.94"
Snowbasin 12" 48° 9.71"
Solitude Mountain Resort 43" 36° 9.78"
Deer Valley Resort 43" 35° 9.07"
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 64" 39° 7.94"
DC Shoes Mountain Lab 43" 36° 9.78"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Rainbow Gardens 48.5cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.79cfs 10.0 Mi III
Spanish Fork 72.0cfs 1.6 Mi III-
Bridal Veil (BV) 140.0cfs 4.0 Mi III to IV
Round Valley 0.79cfs 5.5 Mi II
Ogden Play Park 77.9cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Scrambled Eggs Bend 71.2cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Ogden Narrows 48.5cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Riverdale Wave 0.79cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Skeletor's Gorge 12.4cfs 1.4 Mi IV+
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 25.2cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Morgan Waterfall 0.79cfs 0.1 Mi III+
Below Ogden Play Park 77.9cfs 3.0 Mi II
Lower Ogden 48.5cfs 2.5 Mi III+
Henefer to Taggert 0.79cfs 7.0 Mi II- to III