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
Lost Creek Near Croyden
USGS 10132500
6 cfs 1.2 ft
Weber River At Gateway
USGS 10136500
70 cfs 11.6 ft
Weber River Near Peoa
USGS 10129300
58 cfs 2.7 ft
Weber River At Ogden
USGS 10137000
97 cfs 3.7 ft
South Fork Ogden River Near Huntsville
USGS 10137500
28 cfs 1.3 ft
Logan
USGS 10108400
28 cfs 2.4 ft
Snake Creek Near Charleston
USGS 10156000
32 cfs 1.9 ft
Provo River At River Road Bridge
USGS 10155200
190 cfs 0.9 ft
American Fk Ab Upper Powerplant Nr American Fk
USGS 10164500
8 cfs 5.9 ft
Red Butte Creek At Fort Douglas
USGS 10172200
1 cfs 0.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
2" 0"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
4" 1"
Farmington Lower
SNOTEL 1054
1" 0"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
1" 0"
Cascade Mountain
SNOTEL 1039
1" 0"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
1" 1"
Farmington
SNOTEL 474
1" 0"
Mill-D North
SNOTEL 628
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Alta Ski Area 0" 65° 0.06"
Powder Mountain 0" 73° 0"
Solitude Mountain Resort 1" 63° 0"
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort 0" 65° 0.06"
Snowbasin -1" 75° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Ricks Spring to Wood Camp Campground 52.5cfs None Mi III+ to IV
Riverdale Wave 0.53cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Rainbow Gardens 28.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Round Valley 0.53cfs 5.5 Mi II
Ogden Play Park 97.1cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Scrambled Eggs Bend 70.2cfs 4.0 Mi IV
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 52.5cfs None Mi II+ to III
Below Ogden Play Park 97.1cfs 3.0 Mi II
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 52.5cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Logan Town Run 52.5cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Morgan Waterfall 0.53cfs 0.1 Mi III+
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.53cfs 10.0 Mi III
Ogden Narrows 28.0cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Park and Ride to Old Mill Catch Pond 52.9cfs 1.25 Mi IV to V
Lower Ogden 28.0cfs 2.5 Mi III+