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
Silver Creek Near Silver Creek Junction
USGS 10129900
11 cfs 4.6 ft
South Willow Creek Near Grantsville
USGS 10172800
5 cfs 1.5 ft
Mcleod Creek Near Park City
USGS 10133600
13 cfs 6.4 ft
Lost Creek Near Croyden
USGS 10132500
8 cfs 1.2 ft
Goggin Drain Near Magna Utah
USGS 10172630
223 cfs 10.0 ft
American Fk Ab Upper Powerplant Nr American Fk
USGS 10164500
14 cfs 6.0 ft
Weber River Near Wanship
USGS 10129500
25 cfs 1.7 ft
Weber River At I-84 At Uintah
USGS 10136600
109 cfs 5.0 ft
Blacksmith Fork Ab U.P.&L. Co
USGS 10113500
68 cfs 3.6 ft
Ogden River Bl Pineview Res Near Huntsville
USGS 10140100
14 cfs 1.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Emigrant Summit
SNOTEL 471
41" 0"
Lookout Peak
SNOTEL 596
65" 1"
Thaynes Canyon
SNOTEL 814
56" 1"
Hobble Creek
SNOTEL 1223
5" 0"
Usu Doc Daniel
SNOTEL 1098
70" 0"
Temple Fork
SNOTEL 1013
30" -2"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
44" 0"
Sedgwick Peak
SNOTEL 741
38" 1"
Klondike Narrows
SNOTEL 1115
27" -4"
Snowbird
SNOTEL 766
78" 3"
Lightning Ridge
SNOTEL 1056
26" 0"
Kilfoil Creek
SNOTEL 1145
19" -5"
deer creek dam
SNOTEL DCC_MADIS
2" 1.06"
alta
SNOTEL ATAU1
74" 6"
Parrish Creek
SNOTEL 971
42" -2"
Timpanogos Divide
SNOTEL 820
24" 0"
Tony Grove Lake
SNOTEL 823
53" -1"
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
155" 93.68"
Monte Cristo
SNOTEL 634
50" 0"
Ben Lomond Trail
SNOTEL 333
9" -2"
Bug Lake
SNOTEL 374
36" 0"
Vernon Creek
SNOTEL 844
5" 2"
Garden City Summit
SNOTEL 1114
34" -2"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
46" 0"
Farmington Lower
SNOTEL 1054
29" -4"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
39" 2"
alta - guard house
SNOTEL AGD
66" 5"
bern
SNOTEL BERI1
2.78" -0.39"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
24" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Powder Mountain 0" 45° 0.32"
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 78" 35° 1.14"
Solitude Mountain Resort 51" 33° 0.67"
Alta Ski Area 78" 35° 1.14"
Snowbasin 9" 48° 0.13"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Round Valley 67.1cfs 5.5 Mi II
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 109.0cfs None Mi II+ to III
Scrambled Eggs Bend 124.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 67.1cfs 10.0 Mi III
Below Ogden Play Park 147.0cfs 3.0 Mi II
Riverdale Wave 67.1cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Morgan Waterfall 67.1cfs 0.1 Mi III+
Lower Ogden 36.8cfs 2.5 Mi III+
Ogden Narrows 43.8cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 41.8cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Ogden Play Park 203.0cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Logan Town Run 109.0cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Rainbow Gardens 43.8cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 125.0cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Ricks Spring to Wood Camp Campground 125.0cfs None Mi III+ to IV