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
Bear River At Pescadero
USGS 10068500
52 cfs 1.9 ft
Weber River Near Coalville
USGS 10130500
48 cfs 1.6 ft
East Canyon Creek Ab East Cyn Res Nr Morgan
USGS 10133980
24 cfs 4.0 ft
South Fork Ogden River Near Huntsville
USGS 10137500
30 cfs 1.3 ft
Little Bear River At Paradise
USGS 10105900
31 cfs 5.4 ft
Big Creek Near Randolph
USGS 10023000
3 cfs 4.6 ft
Farmington Cr Abv Div Nr Farmington
USGS 10142000
6 cfs 0.5 ft
Portneuf River At Topaz Id
USGS 13073000
114 cfs 2.6 ft
Weber River At I-84 At Uintah
USGS 10136600
61 cfs 4.8 ft
Weber River At Echo
USGS 10132000
0 cfs 1.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Redden Mine Lwr
SNOTEL 1225
1" 0"
Dry Fork
SNOTEL 906
3" -3"
Mill-D North
SNOTEL 628
1" -1"
alta - guard house
SNOTEL AGD
4" 0"
Snowbird
SNOTEL 766
8" -1"
Cascade Mountain
SNOTEL 1039
7" 3"
alta
SNOTEL ATAU1
7" -1"
Garden City Summit
SNOTEL 1114
2" -1"
Franklin Basin
SNOTEL 484
1" 0"
Emigrant Summit
SNOTEL 471
1" 0"
Monte Cristo
SNOTEL 634
4" 0"
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
4.4" -0.03"
Temple Fork
SNOTEL 1013
2" -1"
Rocky Basin-Settleme
SNOTEL 723
3" -4"
Ben Lomond Peak
SNOTEL 332
1" -3"
Thaynes Canyon
SNOTEL 814
9" -1"
Farmington
SNOTEL 474
6" -1"
Lookout Peak
SNOTEL 596
6" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
High Creek 2 5,521 ft
Smithfield 6 5,566 ft
Tony Grove Lake 41 8,111 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Cherry Peak -1" 49° 8.05"
Beaver Mountain Ski Area 0" 53° 8.13"
Snowbasin 0" 62° 0"
Powder Mountain -1" 59° 0.05"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Staircase Section - 2nd Dam to 1st Dam 81.3cfs None Mi IV+ to V-
Round Valley 0.46cfs 5.5 Mi II
Lower Ogden 29.6cfs 2.5 Mi III+
Ogden Play Park 97.1cfs 0.06 Mi III-
3rd Dam to 2nd Dam 81.3cfs None Mi II+ to III
Scrambled Eggs Bend 54.5cfs 4.0 Mi IV
Rainbow Gardens 29.6cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Ricks Spring to Wood Camp Campground 81.3cfs None Mi III+ to IV
Ogden Narrows 29.6cfs 2.0 Mi III+ to IV
Below Ogden Play Park 97.1cfs 3.0 Mi II
Logan Town Run 81.3cfs None Mi II+ to III-
Riverdale Wave 0.46cfs 0.18 Mi III-
Mouth of Weber Canyon to Riverdale 0.46cfs 10.0 Mi III