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
50 cfs 5.3 ft
Salina Creek Near Emery
USGS 10205030
10 cfs 2.4 ft
Dirty Devil R Abv Poison Sp Wash Nr Hanksville
USGS 09333500
28 cfs 5.4 ft
Ferron Creek (Upper Station) Near Ferron
USGS 09326500
70 cfs 6.4 ft
Desert Seep Wash Near Wellington
USGS 09314280
2 cfs 2.7 ft
Muddy Creek Near Emery
USGS 09330500
35 cfs 4.1 ft
Manti Creek Below Dugway Creek
USGS 10215900
27 cfs 3.4 ft
Pine Creek Near Escalante
USGS 09337000
1 cfs 1.3 ft
Fremont River Near Bicknell
USGS 09330000
57 cfs 3.9 ft
Ephraim Tunnel Near Ephraim
USGS 09319000
4 cfs 0.7 ft
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