Staircase Section - 2nd Dam To 1st Dam


This is the most difficult runnable stretch of the Logan river.  You should be an advanced paddler to run this.  Scout for wood from the road as there are few eddies while on the river.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Logan River are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 1,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 10109000, the Logan River Above State Dam Remember only watercraft are permitted at Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Logan River Above State Dam
USGS 10109000
111 cfs 2.6 ft
Farmington Cr Abv Div Nr Farmington
USGS 10142000
3 cfs 0.5 ft
Little Bear River At Paradise
USGS 10105900
43 cfs 5.6 ft
Chalk Creek At Coalville
USGS 10131000
26 cfs 3.3 ft
Weber River Near Plain City
USGS 10141000
53 cfs 10.2 ft
Weber River At I-84 At Uintah
USGS 10136600
54 cfs 4.6 ft
Blacksmith Fork Ab U.P.&L. Co
USGS 10113500
68 cfs 3.6 ft
Bear River At Idaho-Utah State Line
USGS 10092700
636 cfs 10.0 ft
Ogden River Bl Pineview Res Near Huntsville
USGS 10140100
18 cfs 1.6 ft
Ogden River Nr Gibson Avenue At Ogden
USGS 10140700
24 cfs 4.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Ben Lomond Trail
SNOTEL 333
12" -2"
Sedgwick Peak
SNOTEL 741
37" -2"
Garden City Summit
SNOTEL 1114
26" -1"
alta
SNOTEL ATAU1
60" -2"
Sheep Mtn.
SNOTEL 749
31" -1"
Brighton
SNOTEL 366
30" -2"
alta - guard house
SNOTEL AGD
56" -2"
Cascade Mountain
SNOTEL 1039
24" -2"
Farmington
SNOTEL 474
60" -2"
Thaynes Canyon
SNOTEL 814
43" -2"
Lookout Peak
SNOTEL 596
56" -1"
Parrish Creek
SNOTEL 971
36" -1"
Usu Doc Daniel
SNOTEL 1098
56" 0"
Somsen Ranch
SNOTEL 770
20" -2"
Daniels-Strawberry
SNOTEL 435
9" -3"
Horse Ridge
SNOTEL 533
24" -1"
Lightning Ridge
SNOTEL 1056
23" -3"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
44" 0"
Monte Cristo
SNOTEL 634
41" -2"
Emigrant Summit
SNOTEL 471
38" -2"
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
61" -2"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
24" -2"
Slug Creek Divide
SNOTEL 761
21" -2"
Hardscrabble
SNOTEL 896
27" -1"
Farmington Lower
SNOTEL 1054
23" -2"
Giveout
SNOTEL 493
9" -1"
Mill-D North
SNOTEL 628
43" -2"
Dry Bread Pond
SNOTEL 455
25" -2"
Kilfoil Creek
SNOTEL 1145
16" -3"
Klondike Narrows
SNOTEL 1115
24" -3"
Oxford Spring
SNOTEL 677
1" 0"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
34" -1"
Parley'S Summit
SNOTEL 684
25" -3"
Bug Lake
SNOTEL 374
30" -2"
Snowbird
SNOTEL 766
64" -1"
Redden Mine Lwr
SNOTEL 1225
18" -3"
Tony Grove Lake
SNOTEL 823
49" -2"
Louis Meadow
SNOTEL 972
19" -3"
Temple Fork
SNOTEL 1013
22" -2"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
38" -2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Smithfield 6 5,566 ft
High Creek 2 5,521 ft
Tony Grove Lake 41 8,111 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Powder Mountain 0" 46° 9.87"
Beaver Mountain Ski Area 24" 41° 8.91"
Snowbasin 12" 48° 9.71"
Cherry Peak 49" 38° 8.5"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Below Ogden Play Park 77.9cfs 3.0 Mi II
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.79cfs 10.0 Mi III
Ogden Play Park 77.9cfs 0.06 Mi III-
Logan Town Run 111.0cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Ogden Narrows 48.5cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Round Valley 0.79cfs 5.5 Mi II
Lower Ogden 48.5cfs 2.5 Mi III+
Riverdale Wave 0.79cfs 0.18 Mi III-
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 111.0cfs None Mi II+ to III
Rainbow Gardens 48.5cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Scrambled Eggs Bend 71.2cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Ricks Spring to Wood Camp Campground 111.0cfs None Mi III+ to IV
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 111.0cfs None Mi IV+ to V-