Yampa River


The Yampa is mostly a class 3 whitewater trip which usually takes 4 or 5 days. It is a free-flowing river that winds through the Dinosaur National Monument. Stunning canyon scenery includes thousand foot high rock walls which range in color from grey to orange to red. The Yampa offers a fabulous opportunity to learn and experience geology as rafters float through a billion years of the earth's history. Human history is also evident, with Fremont Indian ruins and petroglyphs as well as remnants of old west homesteads offering an opportunity to experience a more recent past. The Yampa is runnable from May to July.
River Information
Permits
Shuttles
  • Yampa River Shuttle Co. - 970-276-1599
Put-In
  • Deerlodge River Access (Colorado)
Take-Out
  • Split Mountain Boat Ramp (Utah)
Miles
  • 71
Campsites
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River Runners & Adrift Adventures
Cannon City, CO * Buena Vista, CO * Jensen, UT
River Runners & Adrift Adventures offers whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas River, Yampa River,
and Green Rivers. Raft the Arkansas River from two convenient locations in Colorado: The River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort in Buena Vista, Colorado and the River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center in Cañon City, Colorado. Raft 1-5 Days through Dinosaur National Monument with Adrift Adventures in Jensen, Utah.
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Granite, CO
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