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Whitewater River Run

Utah Blacks Fork, West Fork

West Fork Of The Blacks Fork

Class II TO II+ Difficulty


74°, Mostly Sunny

The West Fork of the Blacks Fork River in Utah is a scenic and challenging run for experienced paddlers. The river features numerous class IV and V rapids, including the notorious "Death Trap" and "No Name" rapids. The best time to run this section of river is in the late spring or early summer, when water levels are typically around 500-1000 cfs. However, the flow can vary greatly depending on snowmelt and rainfall. Paddlers should be prepared for steep drops, tight turns, and powerful hydraulics. This is not a run for beginners or those without strong whitewater skills.

Weather today, Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Status Runnable
Class Level II to II+
Elevation 8,824 ft
Run Length 9.0 Mi
Gradient 56 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 1100 cfs
Gauge Height 4.4 ft
Reporting Streamgage Blacks Fork Near Robertson
USGS 09217900

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