Wake Up Rapid (Class III) - Bighorn sheep canyon

Wake Up Rapid is one of those rapids that paddlers and guides absolutely love due to the long series of wave after wave known as a wave train. Crews are often seen laughing and paddling their way through the class III rapid, with the excitement level building as the waves grow larger and larger in size. The biggest waves are the last two or three waves, and while they look quite intimidating, they are actually fairly gentle and just give rafters a thrilling roller coaster ride.

But there’s not much time to celebrate success after this rapid, since the biggest and most complicated rapid on Bighorn Sheep Canyon is just downstream – Three Rocks Falls. Wake Up is aptly named with the more challenging rapid less than a half mile downriver.

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Every zone is the splash zone

Just the right amount of adventure

Great for beginner rafters

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Rafting Trip TypeAdult PricesChild Prices (12 and Under)
Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half-day$79$79
Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full-Day$139$139
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