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
23 cfs 4.2 ft
Daniels Creek At Charleston
USGS 10157500
0 cfs 3.7 ft
Provo River Near Charleston
USGS 10155500
157 cfs 3.4 ft
Snake Creek Near Charleston
USGS 10156000
35 cfs 1.9 ft
Chalk Creek At Coalville
USGS 10131000
16 cfs 3.2 ft
Spanish Fork At Castilla
USGS 10150500
72 cfs 3.2 ft
Farmington Cr Abv Div Nr Farmington
USGS 10142000
3 cfs 0.4 ft
American Fk Ab Upper Powerplant Nr American Fk
USGS 10164500
9 cfs 5.9 ft
Weber River Near Peoa
USGS 10129300
68 cfs 2.8 ft
East Canyon Creek Near Jeremy Ranch
USGS 10133800
15 cfs 4.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
11" 0"
Clear Creek #2
SNOTEL 400
2" 0"
Brighton
SNOTEL 366
4" 0"
Gbrc Meadows
SNOTEL 1222
8" 0"
Parley'S Summit
SNOTEL 684
2" 0"
Farmington Lower
SNOTEL 1054
2" 0"
Farmington
SNOTEL 474
9" 0"
Dry Bread Pond
SNOTEL 455
6" 0"
Bug Lake
SNOTEL 374
4" 0"
Tony Grove Lake
SNOTEL 823
8" -1"
Garden City Summit
SNOTEL 1114
3" 0"
Lightning Ridge
SNOTEL 1056
1" 0"
alta
SNOTEL ATAU1
6.84" 0.54"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
4" 0"
Mill-D North
SNOTEL 628
2" 0"
Monte Cristo
SNOTEL 634
10" 0"
Strawberry Divide
SNOTEL 795
2" 1"
Payson R.S.
SNOTEL 686
1" 1"
Cascade Mountain
SNOTEL 1039
2" 0"
Daniels-Strawberry
SNOTEL 435
1" 0"
Snowbird
SNOTEL 766
18" 0"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
9" 0"
alta - guard house
SNOTEL AGD
10" 0"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
2" 0"
Horse Ridge
SNOTEL 533
1" 0"
Mammoth-Cottonwood
SNOTEL 612
2" 0"
Redden Mine Lwr
SNOTEL 1225
3" 1"
Lookout Peak
SNOTEL 596
2" 0"
Red Pine Ridge
SNOTEL 714
2" 1"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
2" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Warnick 6 6,260 ft
Utah Lake State Park 71 4,491 ft
Tanners Flat 34 7,208 ft
Granite Flat 52 6,756 ft
Little Mill 36 6,035 ft
Timpooneke 27 7,546 ft
Willow Park - Lehi None 4,493 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Solitude Mountain Resort 2" 49° 0"
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 18" 47° 0"
Canyons 12" 37° 0"
DC Shoes Mountain Lab 2" 49° 0"
Brighton Ski Resort 12" 37° 0"
Snowbasin 0" 50° 0"
Deer Valley Resort 12" 37° 0"
Alta Ski Area 18" 47° 0"
Sundance -2" 46° 0"
Park City Mountain Resort 12" 37° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Rainbow Gardens 28.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Bridal Veil (BV) 105.0cfs 4.0 Mi III to IV
Henefer to Taggert 0.53cfs 7.0 Mi II- to III
Ogden Play Park 69.9cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Skeletor's Gorge 9.42cfs 1.4 Mi IV+
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 68.3cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Scrambled Eggs Bend 49.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Ogden Narrows 28.0cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Below Ogden Play Park 69.9cfs 3.0 Mi II
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.53cfs 10.0 Mi III
Spanish Fork 71.8cfs 1.6 Mi III-
Round Valley 0.53cfs 5.5 Mi II
Riverdale Wave 0.53cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Morgan Waterfall 0.53cfs 0.1 Mi III+
Lower Ogden 28.0cfs 2.5 Mi III+