Wind River Canyon


Between Shoshoni and Thermopolis, the Wind River has cut a spectacular canyon about 12 miles long and up to 2,000 feet deep. Equally spectacular has been the human challenge of taming the canyon. The construction of US 20, which courses right through it, required making massive cuts and blasting out three tunnels from solid rock. This journey of a few minutes by car takes you through eons of geologic time. Road signs along the way point out the geologic strata and interesting rock formations. After you've driven through the canyon, you may wish to take to the water itself for a soaking good time. Rafting adventures of various lengths and difficulty are offered by Wind River Canyon Whitewater & Flyfishing. You can take half-day or all-day trips. Depending on conditions, rapids on the river can reach Class IV status. They also offer gentler scenic tours for those who don't want to get wet. Their office is located at 210 Highway 20 South in Thermopolis. (307-864-9343)


Thermopolis, WY 82443


43.52026700, -108.18044200
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(307) 864-3192

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