Spanish Fork - Spanish Fork


Access Details

Type Put-In
Name Put-in

40 1' 38" N 111 30' 14" W Put in near the Spanish Fork River Park, that is located at the confluence of the Spanish Fork and Diamond Fork rivers. Take the right turn off Rt6 then turn right at the bottom of the hill. You will see campgrounds to the left and a bridge to the right. Park near this bridge. You can put in just upstream of the bridge, just downstream of the four tunnels or you can walk through the right-most tunnel to get to the upstream put in area. In this upstream area, you can either put in at water level or seal launch from a 6' bank river left. When launching upstream, depending on flow, you'll have three or less options for picking which tunnel to paddle through. Far river right gives you a small 3' drop at the entrance and a tame exit. Middle tunnel gives you a tame entry and a 2' drop exit. The third tunnel normally requires a slightly technical entry due to wood on the right and a large rock on the left after the wood. The exit is a three foot drop that has a subledge. Fun boofing but watch out for a nasty piece of fish ladder to the left of center, boof right! Scout the exits to the tunnel for wood prior and boat scout the tunnels from above to ensure they are clear all the way through. To lengthen the run, you can follow the road left instead of turning right toward the bridge. This will lead you along the Spanish Fork to the "three pipes". Put in a bit below the pipes. This adds a good bit of river time but there isn't much to talk about along the way to the normal put-in. Scouting the three pipes, with the intent to find a way through them, I found the river left pipe to lead directly into a serious pinning situation with large rocks and timber looking you in the face upon exiting the pipe. The pipe river right looks the most passable, but would suggest not attempting.

Vehicle Access All Vehicles
Camping Allowed? No
Boat Ramp? No
Water Available? No
Coordinates Lat: 40.02709566
Long: -111.50465848
Elevation 4985.0 Feet

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