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Difficulty IV
Length 0 Miles
Flow Range 45 - 300 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 16 minutes ago 22.5 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/09/2017 10:13 pm

River Description

Three Forks Trailhead is mainly known as the starting point to hike to Diamond Fork hot springs. Motivated paddlers who are looking for something to do when nothing else is running, perhaps wanting to try out a new kayak-carrying backpack, can do a boat hike upstream along Sixth Water creek, and paddle short sections of the picturesque, remote-feeling little creek (no cell coverage). This creek is similar to American Fork, in that it has a heavy wood load, and should be completely, 100% bank scouted before attempting it. Sometimes only the lower quarter to third mile has been doable. In 2010, it was possible to paddle the lower 1.1 miles, from below a riverwide boulder sieve which is .1 mile upstream from the 5th water footbridge.  In 2016, 7 mandatory portages were reported. 

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Gage Descriptions

The Syar Tunnel gauge is about 5.5 miles. While summer flows on the gauge may be in the 25 to 30 cfs range, in Lower Sixth water base flows may be in the 45 to 50 cfs range. 

Directions Description

Google Maps can find Three Forks Trailhead. Or, from Spanish Fork go south on Rt 89 (also Rt 6), to Diamond Fork road on the left (north). Drive 9.8 miles to Three Forks Trailhead, on the right.

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Green River Boat Passage Officially Open! - UT

Kestrel Kunz

American Whitewater staff traveled to Green River, UT in late March to meet with private water users and state agencies, and to participate in the official opening of the new boat passage through the Green River Diversion (Tusher Dam). Completion of the boat passage has freed the Green River from its last in-stream obstruction between the Flaming Gorge Dam and the confluence with the Colorado River – over 400 floatable river miles through iconic canyons and historic landmarks. It has a been a long process, and our work isn’t over yet! As your boating representative, American Whitewater will continue to work closely with the dam operators and Utah’s Division of State Lands (FFSL) to ensure that the boat passage meets the needs of the public during its inaugural year.


Bill Hunt


Kestrel Kunz


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1206940 10/25/16 Bill Hunt n/a
1206941 10/25/16 Bill Hunt
1206947 10/26/16 Bill Hunt Map edits
1207974 07/09/17 Kestrel Kunz Reach # fixed