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Difficulty I-IV
Length 8.5 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 07/09/2017 9:13 pm

River Description

Use caution paddling this urban creek as logs, dams, metal debris, fences and low bridges can be hazards. This section is rarely done. Scout carefully.

Big Cottonwood Trip Report by David Weber from the Utah Whitewater Club.

Lat/Long very approximate.

Rapid Descriptions


No Gage

Gage Descriptions

This NOAA gauge has Observed in blue, Forecast in green, SWAG in purple :-)

Salt Lake County has 4 gauges along Big Cottonwood creek, in the valley, here:

Directions Description

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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


Matt Muir


Kestrel Kunz


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1206549 06/03/16 Bill Hunt Added the NOAA gauge
1207244 02/16/17 Bill Hunt Numbered as section 3, for now.
1206548 06/03/16 Bill Hunt Added gauges, mentioned additional hazards, moved the putin to the Old Mill park.
1191627 05/15/02 n/a n/a
1207545 05/16/17 Bill Hunt made links clickable
1207924 07/09/17 Kestrel Kunz Reach # fixed