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
Currant Creek Near Fruitland
USGS 09288000
43 cfs 1.6 ft
Bear River Near Utah-Wyoming State Line
USGS 10011500
77 cfs 4.3 ft
Strawberry River Near Duchesne
USGS 09288180
87 cfs 5.6 ft
Bear River Below Reservoir
USGS 10020300
19 cfs 2.5 ft
Uinta River Blw Powerplant Diversion Nr Neola
USGS 09296800
39 cfs 5.0 ft
Duchesne River At Myton
USGS 09295000
36 cfs 2.6 ft
Weber River Near Oakley
USGS 10128500
76 cfs 5.4 ft
Strawberry River At Pinnacles Near Fruitland
USGS 09285900
40 cfs 1.9 ft
Big Creek Near Randolph
USGS 10023000
6 cfs 4.6 ft
East Fork Of Smiths Fork Near Robertson
USGS 09220000
3 cfs 3.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Clear Creek #2
SNOTEL 400
15" -1"
Smith And Morehouse
SNOTEL 763
18" -2"
Huntington Horse
SNOTEL 1216
35" -1"
Indian Creek
SNOTEL 544
46" -1"
Hams Fork
SNOTEL 509
18" -2"
White River #1
SNOTEL 864
8" -2"
Clear Creek #1
SNOTEL 399
20" -154"
Buck Pasture
SNOTEL 1192
33" -1"
Steel Creek Park
SNOTEL 790
40" -1"
Lakefork #3
SNOTEL 1116
2" -2"
Hayden Fork
SNOTEL 517
26" -2"
Burts Miller Ranch
SNOTEL 1135
4" -3"
Kelley R.S.
SNOTEL 554
34" -1"
Blacks Fork Jct
SNOTEL 1162
14" -1"
Redden Mine Lwr
SNOTEL 1225
18" -3"
Bear River Rs
SNOTEL 992
11" -3"
Ef Blacks Fork Gs
SNOTEL 1163
31" -1"
Upper Joes Valley
SNOTEL 1227
6" -2"
Hole-In-Rock
SNOTEL 528
24" -1"
Lily Lake
SNOTEL 579
29" -1"
Five Points Lake
SNOTEL 481
33" -2"
Daniels-Strawberry
SNOTEL 435
9" -3"
Trial Lake
SNOTEL 828
42" -2"
Chalk Creek #1
SNOTEL 392
40" -1"
Indian Canyon
SNOTEL 543
11" -2"
Rock Creek
SNOTEL 720
7" -1"
Red Pine Ridge
SNOTEL 714
19" -3"
Beaver Divide
SNOTEL 330
13" -2"
Lakefork #1
SNOTEL 566
21" -1"
Strawberry Divide
SNOTEL 795
17" -2"
Chalk Creek #2
SNOTEL 393
33" -1"
Brown Duck
SNOTEL 368
37" -1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Miners Gulch 5 7,478 ft
Little Lyman Lake 10 9,287 ft
East Fork Bear River 7 8,880 ft
Upper Stillwater 11 8,072 ft
Christmas Meadows 11 8,812 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) 42.8cfs 2.2 Mi II to II+
Upper Provo Falls 120.0cfs 0.75 Mi V- to V+
East Fork of the Blacks Fork 30.5cfs 6.4 Mi II to II+
West Fork of the Blacks Fork 30.5cfs 9.0 Mi II to II+
Upper Slate Gorge 120.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV
Yellowstone River (Swift Creek to Reservoir) 42.8cfs 2.2 Mi II to II+
Stillwater Camp - East Fork 77.3cfs 3.5 Mi III+