The Chute - Tomsich Butte To Hidden Splender


When the water is flowing this is one of the best kayak and IK floats in the entire state of Utah.  It may not be big water with Class III to IV holes and waves but the scenery and experience is incomparable.  When the chute cuts through the reef you are floating between sheer sandstone walls.  Keep an eye out for possible wood hazards but for the most part this is a great class II cruiser.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Muddy Creek are between a bare minimum of 180cfs and a high of 700cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09330500, the Muddy Creek Near Emery Remember only watercraft are permitted at The Chute - Tomsich Butte to Hidden Splender.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Ephraim Tunnel Near Ephraim
USGS 09319000
0 cfs 0.0 ft
Salina Creek Near Emery
USGS 10205030
5 cfs 2.5 ft
Muddy Creek Near Emery
USGS 09330500
2 cfs 3.8 ft
Manti Creek Below Dugway Creek
USGS 10215900
3 cfs 2.8 ft
Desert Seep Wash Near Wellington
USGS 09314280
2 cfs 2.7 ft
Pine Creek Near Escalante
USGS 09337000
1 cfs 1.4 ft
San Rafael River Near Green River
USGS 09328500
14 cfs 5.2 ft
Dirty Devil R Abv Poison Sp Wash Nr Hanksville
USGS 09333500
169 cfs 5.8 ft
Ferron Creek (Upper Station) Near Ferron
USGS 09326500
1,280 cfs 7.0 ft
Fremont River Near Bicknell
USGS 09330000
65 cfs 4.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Buck Flat
SNOTEL 371
30" 0"
Dill'S Camp
SNOTEL 444
22" -1"
Timberline
SNOTEL 1097
25" 0"
Huntington Horse
SNOTEL 1216
41" 1"
Payson R.S.
SNOTEL 686
26" -2"
Corral
SNOTEL 1236
22" 0"
Thistle Flat
SNOTEL 1226
30" 0"
Indian Canyon
SNOTEL 543
29" 1"
Seeley Creek
SNOTEL 742
22" 0"
Clear Creek #2
SNOTEL 400
30" 0"
Sunflower Flat
SNOTEL 1249
29" 0"
Gbrc Meadows
SNOTEL 1222
42" 0"
Upper Joes Valley
SNOTEL 1227
22" 0"
White River #1
SNOTEL 864
27" 0"
Black Flat-U.M. Ck
SNOTEL 348
20" 2"
Hobble Creek
SNOTEL 1223
28" 0"
Pickle Keg
SNOTEL 691
24" 2"
Donkey Reservoir
SNOTEL 452
16" 0"
Beaver Dams
SNOTEL 329
23" 1"
Mt Baldy
SNOTEL 1224
51" 1"
Gbrc Hq
SNOTEL 1221
30" 2"
Clear Creek #1
SNOTEL 399
31" 1"
Lonesome Beaver
SNOTEL 1261
18" 0"
Wrigley Creek
SNOTEL 1228
23" 0"
Red Pine Ridge
SNOTEL 714
29" 0"
Strawberry Divide
SNOTEL 795
34" 1"
Mammoth-Cottonwood
SNOTEL 612
38" 0"