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Utah whitewater, Blacksmith Fork

Cache county, Hardware Ranch to Hyrum City Power Plant section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     9 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Logan, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The natural beauty of Cache County and the water flowing gracefully down Blacksmith Fork beats anything. This section of Blacksmith Fork in Utah is 9 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming
    here. The beauty of the Wasatch Range is a great plus for this river. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night,
but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Utah are often more forgiving than in other states, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. You might  
be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are not so many other good places for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to Wasatch-Cache National Forest revives the spirit, and there are plenty of folks from Logan here. This place, the Wasatch Range, has so much outdoors entertaining stuff. While you're here at Blacksmith Fork you can take a hike along the Hardware Ranch Trail, and Blacksmith Fork is near South Cottonwood Canyon which is positively worth visiting. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure.

Blacksmith Fork, Hardware Ranch to Hyrum City Power Plant road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Blacksmith Fork.
 Whitewater Near Blacksmith Fork:
Blacksmith Fork, Cache County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Hardware Ranch to Hyrum City Power Plant)
Logan River, Cache County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.5 miles long (Ricks Springs to Preston Valley Campgroumd)
Ogden River - South Fork, Weber County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Causey Reservoir to Huntsville)
Ogden River, Weber County, 24 miles away
      Class II-V - 5 miles long (Huntsville to Ogden)
Whitewater Outfitter - Park City Rafting, Morgan County, 29 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Blacksmith Fork:
Powder Mountain, Utah , 16 miles away, 2527 foot drop, 7 lifts, 124 runs
Beaver Mountain, Utah , 19 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 5 lifts, 30 runs
Wolf Mountain, Utah , 23 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 2 lifts, 16 runs
Snowbasin, Utah , 26 miles away, 2959 foot drop, 12 lifts, 113 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 48 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 50 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Solitude, Utah , 51 miles away, 2047 foot drop, 8 lifts, 65 runs
Deer Valley, Utah , 52 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Brighton, Utah , 52 miles away, 1745 foot drop, 6 lifts, 66 runs
Alta, Utah , 53 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 12 lifts, 54 runs
 Hotels Near Blacksmith Fork:
Super 8 Logan, Logan , 16 miles away
SpringHill Suites Logan, Logan , 16 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Logan, Logan , 16 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Logan, Logan , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN Baugh Motel, Logan , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blacksmith Fork:
Spring, Logan, 3 miles away
Friendship Campground, Cache County, 4 miles away
Pioneer Campground, Cache County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Blacksmith Fork:
Hardware Ranch Trail, Cache , 10 miles away
Limber Pine Trail, Rich , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blacksmith Fork:
California National Historic Trail, CA , 48 miles away
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, UT , 48 miles away
Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah , 14 miles away
Hyrum State Park, Utah , 16 miles away
Bear Lake State Park, Idaho , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Blacksmith Fork:
Logan Golf & Country Club, Logan , 14 miles away
Logan River Golf Course, Logan , 16 miles away
Public Golf Courses, Logan , 16 miles away

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