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Difficulty III-IV+(V)
Length 12.5 Miles
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Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 07/09/2017 9:37 pm

River Description

The Main Huntington has a great deal of wood issues, and it appears to have not been run much until it was "rediscovered" during the high water spring of 2011. The upper 1.5 miles has a couple of fun fast "slides", and a strange "haystack" wave, which made this section popular with boaters headed down for Joes Valley high water runs. 
This run is "almost roadside", but in 2011 it was necessary to hike down to the river in spots to fully scout the upper mile. Micro eddies on river right can serve as takeouts before passing under the road. Make sure the drop under the road is free of wood. Spot your takeout eddy well, as there are few eddies in this stretch. A lot of this run looks like it could be good creeking, but there is so much wood its rarely done. 

Apparently the river enters a difficult gorge lower down on the run. That has not had many descents.

Rapid Descriptions

First slide

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Immediately after passing under the road bridge you encounter the first slide. 

Second slide

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Second slide and haystack wave at high flows. Wild!

2011 takeout

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Since there was a logjam where the river went under the road, this was a common takeout in 2011. That logjam blew out at higher water.


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Gage Descriptions

"Huntington River below Power Plant" is the flow towards the end of this section. 
700 was a great flow in 2011, 400 was getting low. 

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


Kestrel Kunz


Matt Muir


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1201226 05/31/13 Bill Hunt
1203320 04/25/14 Bill Hunt
1207943 07/09/17 Kestrel Kunz Reach # fixed
1191649 01/17/02 n/a n/a