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
Pacific Creek At Moran Wy
USGS 13011500
44 cfs 4.0 ft
Snake River Ab Jackson Lake At Flagg Ranch Wy
USGS 13010065
217 cfs 2.2 ft
Gros Ventre River At Kelly Wy
USGS 13014500
186 cfs 3.7 ft
Snake River Ab Reservoir Nr Alpine Wy
USGS 13022500
4,300 cfs 4.6 ft
Bear River At Pescadero
USGS 10068500
434 cfs 3.5 ft
Snake River Bl Flat Creek Nr Jackson Wy
USGS 13018750
4,040 cfs 3.3 ft
Snake River Nr Irwin Id
USGS 13032500
5,890 cfs 6.9 ft
Teton River Ab South Leigh Creek Nr Driggs Id
USGS 13052200
164 cfs 1.2 ft
Buffalo Fork Ab Lava Creek Nr Moran Wy
USGS 13011900
172 cfs 0.9 ft
Little Granite Creek At Mouth Nr Bondurant Wy
USGS 13019438
5 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Lewis Lake Divide
SNOTEL 577
2" 0"
Grassy Lake
SNOTEL 499
1" 0"
Base Camp
SNOTEL 314
2" 0"
Thumb Divide
SNOTEL 816
1" 0"
East Rim Divide
SNOTEL 460
1" 0"
Snider Basin
SNOTEL 765
4" 0"
Spring Creek Divide
SNOTEL 779
5" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Station Creek 15 5,813 ft
Forest Park 12 6,947 ft
Moose Flat 10 6,415 ft
Lynx Creek 10 6,195 ft
Cabin Creek 10 5,850 ft
East Table Creek 17 5,789 ft
Elbow 7 5,779 ft
Murphy Creek 10 6,210 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Snow King Ski Area -1" 65° 0"
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort -1" 65° 0"
Grand Targhee Ski Resort 3" 60° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Astoria to West Table 3250.0cfs 9.5 Mi I to II
Upper Greys (Lynx Creek to Little Greys) 241.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to IV+
Alpine Canyon (West Table to Sheep Gulch) 3250.0cfs 8.0 Mi III- to III+
Granite Creek 39.3cfs 9.1 Mi II to III
Lower Greys (Squaw Creek to Bridge Campground) 241.0cfs 2.5 Mi III+ to V-
Upper Greys (Murphy Creek Bridge to Lynx Creek Campground) 241.0cfs 2.5 Mi II to II+
Upper Greys (Murphy Creek Bridge to Lynx Creek Campground) 241.0cfs 2.5 Mi II to II+
Narrows 3250.0cfs 3.6 Mi III- to III+