Alpine Canyon (West Table To Sheep Gulch)


This stretch of the Snake River is extremely popular. Lots of commercial trips are run in this canyon so don't expect solitude.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Snake River are between a bare minimum of 1,000cfs and a high of 18,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 13013650, the Snake River At Moose Remember only watercraft are permitted at Alpine Canyon (West Table to Sheep Gulch).

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Big Kahuna
Class III- to III+
Lunch Counter
Class III- to III+
California Curler
Class III
Rope Rapid
Class II+ to III
Champaign Rapid
Class II+ to III
Cottonwood Rapid (Holy City)
Class III to III+
Taco Hole
Class III to III+
3 Oar Deal
Class III+

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Buffalo Fork Ab Lava Creek Nr Moran Wy
USGS 13011900
235 cfs 1.0 ft
Salt River Ab Reservoir Nr Etna Wy
USGS 13027500
816 cfs 2.4 ft
Crow C Nr Fairview Wyo
USGS 13025500
63 cfs 2.4 ft
Granite C Ab Granite C Supplemental
USGS 13016305
17 cfs 4.0 ft
Gros Ventre River At Zenith Wy
USGS 13015000
134 cfs 17.9 ft
Fish Creek At Wilson
USGS 13016450
65 cfs 1.8 ft
Falls River Ab Yellowstone Canal Nr Squirrel Id
USGS 13046995
533 cfs 5.6 ft
Greys River Ab Reservoir Nr Alpine Wy
USGS 13023000
507 cfs 1.8 ft
Little Granite Creek At Mouth Nr Bondurant Wy
USGS 13019438
5 cfs ft
Snake River Nr Moran Wy
USGS 13011000
301 cfs 2.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Black Bear
SNOTEL 347
79" -2"
Hams Fork
SNOTEL 509
18" 0"
Cottonwood Creek
SNOTEL 419
47" -1"
Salt River Summit
SNOTEL 730
28" 1"
West Yellowstone
SNOTEL 924
22" -2"
Triple Peak
SNOTEL 831
43" 0"
Indian Creek
SNOTEL 544
46" 0"
Island Park
SNOTEL 546
27" -1"
Grassy Lake
SNOTEL 499
67" -1"
East Rim Divide
SNOTEL 460
16" -1"
Pine Creek Pass
SNOTEL 695
35" -1"
Two Ocean Plateau
SNOTEL 837
65" -1"
Somsen Ranch
SNOTEL 770
20" 0"
Whiskey Creek
SNOTEL 858
42" -1"
Canyon
SNOTEL 384
37" -1"
White Elephant
SNOTEL 860
52" -1"
Granite Creek
SNOTEL 497
28" -1"
Bug Lake
SNOTEL 374
30" 0"
Thumb Divide
SNOTEL 816
31" -1"
Base Camp
SNOTEL 314
39" 0"
Madison Plateau
SNOTEL 609
56" -1"
Willow Creek
SNOTEL 868
48" 0"
afton - coop
SNOTEL AFOW4
4.24" -1.94"
Slug Creek Divide
SNOTEL 761
20" -1"
Spring Creek Divide
SNOTEL 779
66" 0"
alta - coop
SNOTEL ALTW4
8.55" -2.18"
Giveout
SNOTEL 493
8" -1"
Lewis Lake Divide
SNOTEL 577
60" -113"
Blind Bull Sum
SNOTEL 353
53" 0"
Grand Targhee
SNOTEL 1082
95" -1"
Phillips Bench
SNOTEL 689
50" -1"
Kelley R.S.
SNOTEL 554
34" 0"
bedford - coop
SNOTEL BDFW4
12.54" -1.31"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Station Creek 15 5,813 ft
Lynx Creek 10 6,195 ft
Cabin Creek 10 5,850 ft
East Table Creek 17 5,789 ft
Moose Flat 10 6,415 ft
Murphy Creek 10 6,210 ft
Elbow 7 5,779 ft
Forest Park 12 6,947 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort 50" 33° 0.96"
Snow King Ski Area 50" 33° 0.96"
Grand Targhee Ski Resort 95" 28° 1.84"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Granite Creek 134.0cfs 9.1 Mi II to III
Upper Greys (Murphy Creek Bridge to Lynx Creek Campground) 513.0cfs 2.5 Mi II to II+
Upper Greys (Murphy Creek Bridge to Lynx Creek Campground) 513.0cfs 2.5 Mi II to II+
Narrows 1180.0cfs 3.6 Mi III- to III+
Astoria to West Table 1180.0cfs 9.5 Mi I to II
Upper Greys (Lynx Creek to Little Greys) 513.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to IV+
Alpine Canyon (West Table to Sheep Gulch) 1180.0cfs 8.0 Mi III- to III+
Lower Greys (Squaw Creek to Bridge Campground) 507.0cfs 2.5 Mi III+ to V-