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
San Rafael River Near Green River
USGS 09328500
6 cfs 5.0 ft
Pine Creek Near Escalante
USGS 09337000
2 cfs 1.5 ft
Ferron Creek (Upper Station) Near Ferron
USGS 09326500
14 cfs 5.7 ft
Dirty Devil R Abv Poison Sp Wash Nr Hanksville
USGS 09333500
37 cfs 6.7 ft
Muddy Creek Near Emery
USGS 09330500
11 cfs 3.2 ft
Fremont River Near Bicknell
USGS 09330000
56 cfs 3.9 ft
Desert Seep Wash Near Wellington
USGS 09314280
2 cfs 2.7 ft
Manti Creek Below Dugway Creek
USGS 10215900
6 cfs 2.9 ft
Salina Creek Near Emery
USGS 10205030
5 cfs 2.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Seeley Creek
SNOTEL 742
23" 1"
Red Pine Ridge
SNOTEL 714
21" 3"
Gbrc Hq
SNOTEL 1221
11" 0"
White River #1
SNOTEL 864
5" -1"
Lonesome Beaver
SNOTEL 1261
1" 1"
Strawberry Divide
SNOTEL 795
20" -1"
Clear Creek #1
SNOTEL 399
192" 0"
Hobble Creek
SNOTEL 1223
5" 0"
Wrigley Creek
SNOTEL 1228
9" 0"
Donkey Reservoir
SNOTEL 452
4" 0"
Mammoth-Cottonwood
SNOTEL 612
27" 4"
Dill'S Camp
SNOTEL 444
11" 1"
Sunflower Flat
SNOTEL 1249
11" 2"