Rainbow Gardens


Narrow / tree lined, close to home, add to the end of the Narrows run for a long paddle if desired. The plop-drop rapids don't require more than Class III skills, however, due to rampant vegetation along the banks, a swim is highly not recommendend!(lack of eddies) Gradient starts around 65 fpm, mellows to about 10-20 fpm near the end. Mostly read and run, but heads up for anglers.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Ogden River are between a bare minimum of 150cfs 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 Rainbow Gardens.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Fishing Hole
Class III to IV-
The Irregular Drop
Class III to IV-
Behind the Dinosaur Park
Class III to IV-
Three Forks
Class III to IV-

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
East Canyon Creek Bl I-80 Rest Stop Nr Park City
USGS 10133650
6 cfs 5.3 ft
Ogden River Nr Gibson Avenue At Ogden
USGS 10140700
27 cfs 4.9 ft
East Canyon Creek Near Jeremy Ranch
USGS 10133800
16 cfs 4.8 ft
East Canyon Creek Ab East Cyn Res Nr Morgan
USGS 10133980
24 cfs 4.0 ft
Farmington Cr Abv Div Nr Farmington
USGS 10142000
2 cfs 0.4 ft
Provo River At River Road Bridge
USGS 10155200
136 cfs 0.8 ft
Weber River Near Plain City
USGS 10141000
128 cfs 11.1 ft
Weber River Near Peoa
USGS 10129300
67 cfs 2.8 ft
Silver Creek Near Silver Creek Junction
USGS 10129900
5 cfs 4.0 ft
Surplus Canal @ Salt Lake City
USGS 10170500
105 cfs 9.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
alta - guard house
SNOTEL AGD
9" 0"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
4" 1"
Bug Lake
SNOTEL 374
4" 0"
Cascade Mountain
SNOTEL 1039
1" -1"
Farmington
SNOTEL 474
9" 0"
Oxford Spring
SNOTEL 677
1" 1"
Dry Bread Pond
SNOTEL 455
5" 1"
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
7" 0"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
2" 1"
Horse Ridge
SNOTEL 533
2" 1"
Tony Grove Lake
SNOTEL 823
9" 1"
alta
SNOTEL ATAU1
5.76" -0.43"
Lookout Peak
SNOTEL 596
2" 0"
Kilfoil Creek
SNOTEL 1145
1" 0"
Emigrant Summit
SNOTEL 471
4" 0"
Thaynes Canyon
SNOTEL 814
12" 0"
Garden City Summit
SNOTEL 1114
3" 0"
Parley'S Summit
SNOTEL 684
2" 0"
Brighton
SNOTEL 366
2" -1"
Payson R.S.
SNOTEL 686
1" 0"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
2" 0"
Farmington Lower
SNOTEL 1054
2" 0"
Monte Cristo
SNOTEL 634
10" 0"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
9" 2"
Snowbird
SNOTEL 766
19" 2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Alta Ski Area 19" 32° 14.38"
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 19" 32° 14.38"
Solitude Mountain Resort 0" 32° 13.14"
Snowbasin 0" 40° 9.22"
Powder Mountain 0" 48° 11.23"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 69.4cfs None Mi II+ to III
Round Valley 0.53cfs 5.5 Mi II
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 69.4cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.53cfs 10.0 Mi III
Ricks Spring to Wood Camp Campground 69.4cfs None Mi III+ to IV
Logan Town Run 69.4cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Ogden Narrows 27.3cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Morgan Waterfall 0.53cfs 0.1 Mi III+
Below Ogden Play Park 68.0cfs 3.0 Mi II
Riverdale Wave 0.53cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Rainbow Gardens 27.3cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Ogden Play Park 68.0cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Lower Ogden 27.3cfs 2.5 Mi III+
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 55.6cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Scrambled Eggs Bend 44.6cfs 4.0 Mi IV