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Escalante River - utah
20th of April
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 56 cfs
Average 300 cfs
Runnable Min 100 cfs
Runnable Max 500 cfs
Gradient 20 FPM
Length 73 Miles
Class III- to III
Current Weather 70° Sunny


Calf Creek to Lake Powell is currently TOO LOW to be paddled and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks. Paddlers are advised to exercise caution with streamflow levels at 56cfs, about -81% below the average runnable rate of 300cfs. We recommend paddling this section of the Escalante River between a bare minimum of 100cfs and a high of 500cfs.

This class III- to III journey is accessible from Access - Calf Creek at Highway 12 along the Escalante River. Paddlers should prepare for some fun paddling along this run. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Calf Creek To Lake Powell are sourced from the nearby USGS streamflow gauge at Fremont River Near Bicknell, Ut.

When the water is running, this is a stretch of river that is worth skipping out on work, school, or whatever to float it.  To really enjoy this run you should plan on spending plenty of time to hike many of the side canyons. Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 70. west southwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable.

Season Begins: May & Ends: June

Seasonal Flow Status: 12% Above Average

With a 56cfs streamflow rate, Calf Creek To Lake Powell is currently above its 80cfs average seasonal streamflow for this time of year by 12%. Typically, this paddling destination has seen streamflow levels ranging between a low of 65cfs in 2013, and a high of 104cfs seen in 2012. Data for this report is sourced directly from USGS streamflow gauge 09330000

Hourly Forecast: 70° Today, Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. to sunny, with a high near 70. west southwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable. Forecasts predict more snow this week across Utah, with up to 12" of new snowfall expected on the river over the next 5 days.

Forecast Discussion

000 FXUS65 KSLC 191001 AFDSLC Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT 401 AM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019 .SYNOPSIS...A mild southwesterly flow will bring a warming trend today, with above average temperatures continuing through Saturday. A mild storm system will cross the state late Saturday through Monday, followed by high pressure for the middle of next week. && .SHORT TERM (Through 00Z Tuesday)...Early morning satellite imagery and objective analysis depict a mid level ridge centered over the forecast area resulting in clear skies. Further upstream an upper low is noted spinning off the southern CA coast, while a positively tilted shortwave trough is noted off the Pacific Northwest coast. The mid level ridge axis is forecast to shift east today allowing southwesterly flow to overspread the forecast area by this afternoon. This should allow for deep mixing, with max temperatures warming into the mid to upper 70s from the Wasatch Front southward to Cedar City, and upper 80s around the St George area, which will be roughly 10 to 15 degrees above climo. The upstream troughs are forecast to move inland over the weekend into early next week impacting the forecast area. Southwesterly flow will prevail Saturday maintaining above normal temperatures, however the decaying upper low off the southern CA coast is expected to eject northeastward across the area during the afternoon. This will bring an increase in cloud cover which may limit warming just a bit, as well as the potential for terrain based convection mainly east of the I-15 corridor. The trough off the Pacific Northwest coast will gradually translate eastward across the region Sunday through Monday. This will knock temperatures back down to near climo, as well as bring showers and scattered thunderstorms to much of the forecast area. Have trended PoPs upward another 10-20 percent Sunday through Monday, primarily during the afternoon and evening hours as precipitation will likely be largely convective with the upper cold pool situated overhead. Snow levels will generally remain above 8 kft with any appreciable accumulation likely remaining above 9 kft. .LONG TERM (After 00Z Tuesday)...Early in ...

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