Three Forks Rapid (Class III-IV) - Bighorn sheep canyon
Three Forks Rapid is one of the longest rapids found in Bighorn Sheep Canyon – at nearly half a mile in length, and is named for the three main forks or channels the river takes before braiding again into smaller channels. A class III rapid at most river flows, Three Forks creates a number of large waves and snappy hits at higher flows, while lower water flows find a maze of boulders strewn across the wide section of river. Class IV conditions can prevail at higher water flows in June, when guides and crews paddle their way past and through wave after wave.
Three Forks Rapid was formed by the large side canyon, Echo Canyon, on the river left shoreline. This was the inspiration for our company name!