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Difficulty III+ at this flow (II-III+ normally)
Length 3.4 Miles
Flow Range 300 - 1600 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 42 minutes ago 21.7 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/03/2018 11:36 pm

River Description

The uppermost section of the Ogden river. From the road bridge below the Pineview dam down to above the Alaskan Inn (above the bridge) is a mellower class II-III section. Brush and wood can be an issue.
Below the Alaskan Inn (a possible put in for the Narrows section), the action starts to pick up. At flows around 400 there are a number of class III rapids, with a boulder garden that usually has wood and should be road scouted after each new seasonal high (1.2 miles up from Smokey Bear; park on the right (south), then walk back downstream to bank scout). There is half-river-wide wood on the lower left in there, April 19, 2016.

 The parking by the Smokey Bear sign is the takeout for the class 3 Pineview section, and the most common putin for the Narrows section.  

Rapid Descriptions

bridge putin

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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The furthest upstream putin is the north side of the road bridge below the water treatment plant. 

Alaskan Inn putin

Class - N/A Mile - 1.96
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upstream from Alaskan Inn is a fisherman's access and putin. An easier section of the Ogden is uppermost 2/3 section, taking out here.

Pineview crux rapid

Class - III+ Mile - 2.2
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Mid-stream rocks often collect wood here. This is a good spot to bank scout on the drive up. 

Smokey Bear takeout

Class - N/A Mile - 3.41
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The Smokey Bear sign turnout is the takeout for this section. This is the Narrows putin. Its possible to go down to the next bridge (green bridge) form some busier class 3, but the takeout under the bridge is a bit more challenging. 


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Green River Boat Passage Officially Open! - UT

Kestrel Kunz

American Whitewater staff traveled to Green River, UT in late March to meet with private water users and state agencies, and to participate in the official opening of the new boat passage through the Green River Diversion (Tusher Dam). Completion of the boat passage has freed the Green River from its last in-stream obstruction between the Flaming Gorge Dam and the confluence with the Colorado River – over 400 floatable river miles through iconic canyons and historic landmarks. It has a been a long process, and our work isn’t over yet! As your boating representative, American Whitewater will continue to work closely with the dam operators and Utah’s Division of State Lands (FFSL) to ensure that the boat passage meets the needs of the public during its inaugural year.


Bill Hunt


Kestrel Kunz


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