West Fork Of The Blacks Fork


A great scenic run on the North Slopes of the Uintah mountains.  The Uintah's are unique in that the range runs from east to west.  The biggest hazards on this section of the Blacks Fork are logs and wood hazards.  If you are looking for a scenic, mellow run this run and the East Fork of the Blacks Fork should be high on your todo list.  Running a mountain stream gives you a perspective of the mountains that are hard to get any other way.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Blacks Fork, West Fork are between a bare minimum of 450cfs and a high of 1,500cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09217900, the Blacks Fork Near Robertson Remember only watercraft are permitted at West Fork of the Blacks Fork.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Bear River Near Utah-Wyoming State Line
USGS 10011500
1,160 cfs 6.6 ft
Rock Creek Near Mountain Home
USGS 09279000
58 cfs 1.9 ft
Uinta River Blw Powerplant Diversion Nr Neola
USGS 09296800
361 cfs 6.2 ft
Strawberry River Near Duchesne
USGS 09288180
116 cfs 5.7 ft
Duchesne River At Myton
USGS 09295000
74 cfs 3.1 ft
Yellowstone River Near Altonah
USGS 09292500
451 cfs 1.9 ft
Sixth Water Cr Ab Syar Tunnel
USGS 10149000
31 cfs 4.3 ft
Weber River Near Oakley
USGS 10128500
757 cfs 7.3 ft
Big Creek Near Randolph
USGS 10023000
9 cfs 4.7 ft
Bear River Above Reservoir
USGS 10020100
546 cfs 2.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
East Fork Bear River 7 8,880 ft
Upper Stillwater 11 8,072 ft
Little Lyman Lake 10 9,287 ft
Christmas Meadows 11 8,812 ft
Miners Gulch 5 7,478 ft
Meeks Cabin 29 8,696 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Yellowstone River (Swift Creek to Reservoir) 61.8cfs 2.2 Mi II to II+
Upper Slate Gorge 239.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV
Stillwater Camp - East Fork 155.0cfs 3.5 Mi III+
Yellowstone River (Swift Creek to Reservoir) 61.8cfs 2.2 Mi II to II+
East Fork of the Blacks Fork 44.8cfs 6.4 Mi II to II+
West Fork of the Blacks Fork 44.8cfs 9.0 Mi II to II+
Upper Provo Falls 239.0cfs 0.75 Mi V- to V+