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Hayden Fork Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Bear River


Hayden Fork Info
Use this information at your own risk. See our legal notices.
Put In:  Sulphur Creek Campground
Take Out:  Bear River Campground
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III
Run Length:  12.5 miles
Streamflow Comments:  There is no gauge for the actual flow of the Hayden Fork. The flow at the stateline is the combined flow of the Hayden Fork and the East Fork.
Season Comments:  May, June, July
Hazards:  log jams and beaver dams.
Water Craft:  kayak
Location:  In the Canyon Country (UT), of
Shuttle Logistics:  Use U-150 to access both the put-in and take-out.

Hayden Fork on the Bear River

The first four miles are flow moving with good scenery. It's great for a mellow float. However you will encounter some beaver dams that will have to be portaged.

After this first section the river picks up speed and becomes class II & III. There will likely be log jams so watch for them.

The last mile before the confluence of the East Fork is the steepest part of the run. The Bear River Campground is on the Hayden Fork just upstream of the confluence with the East Fork.


Last Edited by bradgoet on 1/5/2010
 



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Canyon Country Kayak Clubs
  • U of Utah Outdoor Recreation Program
  • Utah Whitewater Club
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  • Glen Canyon Institute
  • Virgin River Runners' Coalition