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Yampa River Rafting & Kayaking

 

The Yampa River trip starts at the eastern edge of Dinosaur National Monument and flows west to Split Mountain Canyon. This river is completely dependent on snowmelt run-off, but when its flowing, this is one of the best river trips in the world. The Yampa offers Class II-IV unforgettable rapids like, "Tepee" and "Warm Springs". The float season for the Yampa is from May through early July, and as always, there are minimum age requirements depending on the classification of whitewater.

River camp on the Yampa River, Colorado Vacation Directory
Rafting the Yampa is Unforgettable Experience
Rafting on the Yampa River, Colorado Vacation Directory
Travel Back in Time while Relaxing on the Yampa

 

Yampa River State Park and the Yampa River Valley consists of 131 miles of river with 13 public access points stretching from Hayden to the Dinosaur National Monument near the Utah border. Seven of these sites have developed ramps.

The Steamboat Springs Whitewater Park begins with a slalom course on the Yampa River. The course continues with several rapids providing great surfing opportunities. Late May through early July will have ideal river boarding levels and later in the summer, the water levels are lower making it better for tubers and fishermen.

The International Rapid Rating Scale:

  • Class I: Easy. Fast moving water with riffles, small waves.
  • Class II: Novice. Straightforward rapids, wide, clear channels.
  • Class III: Intermediate. Rapids, moderate, irregular waves.
  • Class IV: Advanced. Intense, powerful rapids, precise boat handling.
  • Class V: Expert. Long, obstructed, violent rapids.

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O.A.R.S. Colorado Rafting link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Our journeys set an easy pace: canyons hikes, beach camps. Colorado classic rafting trips on The Yampa River and Green River. O.A.R.S is an authorized concessionaire of Dinosaur National Monument.
Rabbit Ears Motel - Steamboat Springs email this Colorado cabin Colorado vacation make reservations Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Quality and Affordable in Steamboat Springs: friendly family motel, modern rooms, comfy beds. Rabbit Ears is a mountain experience in town. Dreams are sweeter by the Yampa River with a private balcony!

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado includes: Clark, Columbine, Hahn's Peak, Hayden

Yampa, Colorado includes: Oak Creek, Phippsburg



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