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The runs listed in the following sections match the order in the Dreamflows daily report. Please select from the following:
General Information
Utah Rivers
List of Composite Maps
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Flow on this run is likely to differ markedly from reported flow - see second paragraph below.
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General Information

The following lists the various Utah flow sites reported by Dreamflows, and some whitewater runs associated with those sites.  This list isn't by any means exhaustive, but should provide a useful cross-listing.  Sites reported by Dreamflows appear against the left-hand margin in bold, while associated runs appear indented underneath.  Where available, gauge location and other pertinent information appear beneath the site name.  The terms "above" and "below" mean "upstream from" and "downstream from", respectively, and distances are in river miles.

In general, the flow on any given run will differ to some extent from the reported flow for its gauge.  For example, the flow on the Chamberlain Falls run of the North Fork American is lower than the inflow at Clementine, since the run starts many miles upstream from Clementine (side creeks make up the difference).  For runs marked the difference is likely to be radical.  Please consult a good white-water guidebook for information on how to estimate the actual flow on any given run.

Click on the icon, when present, for run-specific put-in, take-out and/or rapid location information.  Click on the icon, when present, for a composite view showing gauges and runs in the same drainage or general area.  The terms "run" and "reach" are used interchangeably; both mean a specific section of some river or stream that is typically paddled during a single trip.  Of course you're not necessarily limited to these access points and may choose others, though be sure to consider the legal and logistical aspects first.  Also, be aware that access points may not be accurately measured or displayed, and in any case can change over time, so please don't take the published access points too literally.  In particular, many access points are shown as the middle of a bridge; this doesn't mean you should seal launch off, but rather scout around for the best river-side access.

Information on the runs listed below was taken from one (or more) of the following sources:

TagTitle and Author
AWAAmerican Whitewater.
CRCColorado Rivers and Creeks, Second Edition - Gordon Banks and Dave Eckardt.
Creekin'California Creeks (an online guide) - Bill Tuthill.
SWPaddlerSouthwest Paddler.
NicholsRiver Runners' Guide to Utah and Adjacent Areas - Gary C. Nichols.
WWGuidebookWhitewater Guidebook.
WWWWestern Whitewater - Cassady, Cross and Calhoun.

Almost all of the runs below have some basic information about the run: the length, the class, and a tag indicating which guidebook the information was taken from (see the above table for a list of tags).  The page numbers (where given) are for the specified edition of the guide. The class ratings listed here never include all the nuances in the guidebook.  Note very carefully that the information supplied here is intended only as an aid to selecting runs which might appeal to you.  Different authors rate runs differently, some runs have significant rapids and hazards not covered by the ratings given here, and ratings change with flow.  Also, only a fraction of the information in the guidebooks is presented here.  PLEASE CONSULT AN APPLICABLE GUIDEBOOK before selecting a run to paddle.

Note also that the class rating will sometimes have a qualifier appended in parentheses.  If the rating (for example) were given as III to IV, then this means the run is generally considered Class III to IV at normal flows.  If the rating were III to IV (V) instead, then that would mean the run was class III to IV overall, but that it contained class V rapid(s).  If the rating were III to IV (P) instead, then that would mean the run was class III to IV overall, but that it contained portage(s).  Note: for various reasons (e.g. qualifier omissions in guidebooks, or the river's changed), some entries that should have a qualifier might not show one.  So, if you don't see a qualifier for a given run, then don't assume that one doesn't apply.

Many of the runs listed below have links to web pages that describe the run and associated logistics.  Many also provide interesting photos.  Note: these are third-party web sites, though, and as such Dreamflows cannot vouch for the accuracy or completeness of the information provided; nor are the opinions expressed necessarily shared by Dreamflows.  Note also that for many runs, the logistical information is taken from a hardcopy book, plus there are one or more links to online pages as well.  This offers the reader more sources of run information.

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Utah Rivers

Green - Near Greendale
Gauge located at the boat ramp 0.45 miles below Flaming Gorge Dam.  Gauge elevation 5594 feet.
  Green River - Flaming Gorge to Lodore (47 miles, I to II, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler
  Green River - Gates of Lodore (Lodore to Echo Park) (19 miles, II to IV, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler

Yampa - At Deerlodge Park
Gauge located at The Steps, 0.3 miles above Disappointment Draw, 5 miles below Little Snake River.  Gauge elevation 5600 feet.
  Yampa River - Cross Mountain Gorge (4.8 miles, IV+ to V+ (P), CRC p260)        SWPaddler
  Yampa River - Yampa Canyon (71 miles, III, CRC p254)        AWA  SWPaddler  WWGuidebook

Green - Near Jensen
Gauge located 500 feet above Cub Creek Rd bridge, 0.9 miles below Cub Creek, 13 miles above Jensen.  Gauge elevation 4762 feet.
  Green River - Split Mountain Canyon (Echo Park to Split Mountain) (24 miles, II to IV, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler
  Green River - Ouray to Green River Town (Desolation & Gray Canyons) (128 miles, II to III, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler
  Yampa River - Yampa Canyon (71 miles, III, CRC p254)        AWA  SWPaddler  WWGuidebook

Green - At Ouray
Gauge located at the Highway 88 bridge at Ouray.  Gauge elevation 4646 feet.
  Green River - Ouray to Green River Town (Desolation & Gray Canyons) (128 miles, II to III, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler

Green - At Green River
Gauge located 0.9 miles above the I-70 bridge in the town of Green River.  Gauge elevation 4040 feet.
  Green River - Ouray to Green River Town (Desolation & Gray Canyons) (128 miles, II to III, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler
  Green River - Green River Town to Mineral Bottom (Labyrinth Canyon) (68 miles, I, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler
  Green River - Mineral Bottom to Colorado Confluence (Stillwater Canyon) (52 miles, I, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler

Green - At Mineral Bottom
Gauge located 0.3 miles below Mineral Bottom / Mineral Canyon.  Gauge elevation 3930 feet.
  Green River - Green River Town to Mineral Bottom (Labyrinth Canyon) (68 miles, I, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler
  Green River - Mineral Bottom to Colorado Confluence (Stillwater Canyon) (52 miles, I, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler

San Rafael - Near Green River
Gauge located 600 feet below Highway 24, 9 miles below I-70.  Gauge elevation 4190 feet.
  San Rafael River - Fullers Bottom to San Rafael Campground (Little Grand Canyon) (20 miles, I to II, Nichols p121)        AWA  SWPaddler
  San Rafael River - San Rafael Campground to I-70 (Black Boxes 1 and 2) (42 miles, III to V, Nichols p121)        AWA  SWPaddler

Colorado - Near CO-UT State Line
Gauge located at Knowles Canyon, 2.0 miles above the Colorado-Utah state line.  Gauge elevation 4325 feet.
  Colorado River - Horsethief/Ruby Canyons (Loma Launch Site to Westwater Launch Site) (25 miles, II (III-), CRC p78)        AWA  SWPaddler  Buy the Guidebook
  Colorado River - Westwater Canyon (Westwater Launch Site to Cisco Launch Site) (17.2 miles, III (IV), CRC p76)        AWA  SWPaddler

Colorado - Near Cisco
Gauge located 1.0 miles below Dolores River, 0.5 miles above Hwy-128 bridge at Dewey.  Gauge elevation 4090 feet.
  Colorado River - Rose Ranch to Moab (47 miles, I to III, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler
  Colorado River - Cataract Canyon (96 miles, IV-, WWW p250)        AWA  SWPaddler  WWGuidebook

Colorado - At Potash
Gauge located 150 feet below the Potash Boat Ramp.  Gauge elevation 3980 feet.
  Colorado River - Rose Ranch to Moab (47 miles, I to III, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler
  Colorado River - Cataract Canyon (96 miles, IV-, WWW p250)        AWA  SWPaddler  WWGuidebook

Colorado - In Cataract Canyon
Computed flow site located in Cataract Canyon, 1 mile below the Green River/Colorado River confluence.  Gauge elevation 3860 feet.
  Colorado River - Cataract Canyon (96 miles, IV-, WWW p250)        AWA  SWPaddler  WWGuidebook

Fremont - Near Caineville
Gauge located 2 miles below Pleasant Creek, 3 miles above Hwy-24 bridge, 3.6 miles above Sandy Creek.
  Note: flow site is currently not operational.  However, the following reach information is still relevant:
  Fremont River - Torrey to Campground (9 miles, III to VI, Nichols p59)        AWA
  Fremont River - Campground to Waterfall (9 miles, II to III, Nichols p59)        AWA

Dirty Devil - Near Hanksville
Gauge located at the mouth of Poison Spring Canyon, 1000 feet below the Poison Springs Wash Rd crossing.  Gauge elevation 3850 feet.
  Dirty Devil River - Hanksville to Hite (75 miles, I, AWA)      AWA  SWPaddler

Escalante - Near Escalante
Gauge located 200 feet above Pine Creek, 1.2 miles above Escalante town.  Gauge elevation 5670 feet.
  Escalante River - Highway 12 to Lake Powell (70 miles, I to II, Nichols p55)      AWA  Creekin'

San Juan - At Mexican Hat
Gauge located near the Hwy-163 bridge at Mexican Hat, 0.6 miles below Gypsum Creek.  Gauge elevation 4048 feet.
  San Juan River - Four Corners to Sand Island (50.2 miles, I to II, SWPaddler)        SWPaddler
  San Juan River - Sand Island to Mexican Hat (Upper San Juan) (26.5 miles, II, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler
  San Juan River - Mexican Hat to Clay Hills Crossing (Lower San Juan) (56 miles, I to II (III), AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler

No. Virgin - Near Springdale
Gauge located 1.0 miles above Zion entrance, 2 miles above Springdale.  Gauge elevation 3970 feet.
  North Fork Virgin River - Chamberlain Ranch to Temple of Sinawava (Zion Narrows) (16 miles, III to IV, AWA)        AWA
  North Fork Virgin River - Sinawava to South Campground (Zion NP) (7 miles, III to V, Nichols p141)        AWA  SWPaddler

Virgin - Near St. George
Gauge located 10 miles below I-15 bridge near St George, 2.1 miles above Utah-Arizona state line.  Gauge elevation 2400 feet.
  Virgin River - I-15 at Mile 23 to Cedar Pockets Rest Area (Upper Gorge) (III, 6.6 miles, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler
  Virgin River - Cedar Pockets Rest Area to Littlefield (Lower Gorge) (IV, 7.8 miles, AWA)        AWA  SWPaddler

Weber - At Gateway
Gauge located at Gateway Power Plant, 2 miles below Mountain Green.  Gauge elevation 4794 feet.
  Weber River - Taggarts to Gateway (21 miles, I to III+, AWA)        AWA
  Weber River - Scrambled Egg Bend to Highway 89 (The Eggs) (2.7 miles, III to IV+, AWA)        AWA
  Weber River - Highway 89 to Riverdale (8 miles, III, AWA)        AWA

Ogden - Below Pineview Res
Gauge located 0.7 miles below Pineview Reservoir, 1.7 miles above Hermitage.  Gauge elevation 4783 feet.
  Ogden River - Pineview Dam to Ogden (Canyon Section) (5 miles, II to V, Nichols p96)      AWA

Provo - Near Woodland
Gauge located at Provo, 1.2 miles below the I-5 bridge, 2.2 miles above Utah Lake.  Gauge elevation 6950 feet.
  Provo River - Provo River Falls to Cobblerest Campground (Upper Run) (5.85 miles, IV to V, AWA)        AWA
  Provo River - Soapstone to Pine Valley Campground (4.5 miles, III to IV, AWA)        AWA
  Provo River - Woodland Run (8.5 miles, II to III, AWA)        AWA
  Provo River - 1000 East Bridge to Jordanelle (5.2 miles, III+, AWA)        AWA

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List of Composite Maps

River/StreamComposite Map
Colorado RiverColorado River - Upper
Fremont RiverFremont River
Green RiverUpper Green, Yampa Rivers
Lower Green River
Provo RiverProvo River
San Juan RiverSan Juan River - Utah
San Rafael RiverSan Rafael River
Virgin RiverVirgin River
Weber RiverWeber River

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Utah Links

USGS - Utah Real-Time Flow Index