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Utah whitewater, Jordan River

Utah Salt Lake county, Utah Lake to Rose Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     51 miles
  The wonderful Utah scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. The average Utah whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Salt Lake City, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. A stretch
    of this length does require some preparations, so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. This section of Jordan River
in Utah is 51 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good places for that around here. Lodging is available near the river, but if you donít have reservations  
you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody loves Jordan River State Park; there are plenty of folks from Midvale here. This Is The Place State Park is worth checking out if you're at Jordan River, and don't miss out on a tour to California National Historic Trail while you're here. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Jordan River is usually a relatively dried up place. The wettest month of the year is commonly April, that's the one that rains the most; January meanwhile is the driest month. For the duration of the summer months highs here at Jordan River get into the 80's.

Jordan River, Utah Lake to Rose Park road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Jordan River.
 Whitewater Near Jordan River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Raftin Styles, Salt Lake County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Colorado River and Trail Expeditions, Salt Lake County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little Cottonwood Creek, Salt Lake County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Creek Road to I-15)
Whitewater Outfitter - Holiday Expeditions, Salt Lake County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Great Salt Lakes Tour, Salt Lake County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Walton Marine, Salt Lake County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Western River Expeditions, Salt Lake County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Utah Outventures, Salt Lake County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Jordan River, Utah/ Salt Lake County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 51 miles long (Utah Lake to Rose Park)
Big Cottonwood Creek, Morgan/ Salt Lake County, 12 miles away
      Class I-IV - 8.5 miles long (Old Mill to 3900 South)
 Ski Areas Near Jordan River:
Snowbird, Utah , 17 miles away, 3240 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Alta, Utah , 19 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 12 lifts, 54 runs
Solitude, Utah , 23 miles away, 2047 foot drop, 8 lifts, 65 runs
Brighton, Utah , 23 miles away, 1745 foot drop, 6 lifts, 66 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 26 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
Sundance, Utah , 26 miles away, 2150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 41 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 28 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Deer Valley, Utah , 30 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Snowbasin, Utah , 33 miles away, 2959 foot drop, 12 lifts, 113 runs
Wolf Mountain, Utah , 38 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 2 lifts, 16 runs
 Hotels Near Jordan River:
Oakwood At San Marino, South Jordan , 1 miles away
HYATT House Salt Lake City/Sandy, Sandy , 1 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Sandy, Sandy , 1 miles away
Home2 Suites By Hilton Salt Lake City-South Jordan UT, South Jordan , 1 miles away
Residence Inn Salt Lake City Sandy, Sandy , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jordan River:
Ardell Brown's Quail Run RV Park, Sandy, 2 miles away
Sky View RV and Mobile Home Park, Sandy, 2 miles away
Mountain Shadows Mobile Home, Draper, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Jordan River:
The Sheep Trail, Salt Lake , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Jordan River:
California National Historic Trail, CA , 9 miles away
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, UT , 9 miles away
Jordan River State Park, Utah , 11 miles away
This Is The Place State Park, Utah , 12 miles away
Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park, Utah , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Jordan River:
River Oaks Golf Course, Sandy , 0 miles away
Mulligan's Golf & Games, South Jordan , 1 miles away
South Mountain Golf Club, Sandy , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Jordan River
Decker Lake, Salt Lake , 7 miles away
Upper Bells Canyon Reservoir, Salt Lake , 12 miles away
Tibble Fork Reservoir, Utah , 20 miles away

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