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Yampa River

Basics
Location:
In Northwestern Colorado through Dinosaur National Monument
Class:
Class II to IV
River Length
46 - 70 miles
Time:
Day-Day
Season:
May to June

Description


Yampa River Specialists
The Yampa River travels through northwestern Colorado, before joining the Green River just a few miles east of the Utah border. It is the only major tributary of the Colorado that is still flowing freely unhindered by dams. Due to its relative isolation in an under-traveled part of the state, river rafters can find a peace and solitude lacking on more crowded raft trips in popular areas.

Raft trips float the river through Dinosaur National Monument, passing by mighty sandstone formations such as Tiger Wall and preserved Native American dwellings and rock art. Boaters will often be distracted from the scenery, however, by thrilling whitewater passages, among which are the infamous Warm Springs Rapids. Most of the river, however, is made up of long, slow segments that allow rafters time to appreciate the beautiful scenery.

A typical trip on the Yampa lasts 4 days, beginning from Deerlodge Park at the east end of Dinosaur National Monument. Trips end either just after the Yampa joins the Green, or continue farther down the Green into northeast Utah.

Tour Companies

  • Several convenient locations!
  • Rafting, Kayaking
  • 970-423-7031

AVA's Colorado Rafting Join AVA for world-class whitewater on the best rivers in Colorado. Trips for all ages and abilities: mild floats to family whitewater to pounding Class V waterfalls! Free wetsuits and splash jackets on AVA-run trips, outstanding guest service, great Outposts. See our award-winning website for daily discounts, packages and videos! Trips close to Denver and all major mountain resorts.

  • Rafting
  • 800-346-6277

O.A.R.S. As the largest and most diverse rafting & adventure company in the west, O.A.R.S. runs Colorado whitewater rafting trips on the Yampa River and Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. Join O.A.R.S. for a whitewater river rafting adventure, and you'll experience a high-quality adventure vacation with one of the most respected outdoor adventure travel companies since 1969.

  • Colorado, Green & Yampa
  • Rafting, Kayaking
  • 800-342-8243

Don Hatch River Expeditions Find out why Don Hatch River Expeditions is known throughout the U.S. for Utah rafting excellence as the "original river running company” with a heritage of 75+ years of Utah river rafting guiding experience and guest service. Join Don Hatch River Expeditions on a Utah whitewater rafting adventure.

  • Utah and Colorado - Locally Owned & Operated
  • Rafting
  • 800-345-7238

Dinosaur River Expeditions Looking for an amazing whitewater rafting trip? At Dinosaur River Expeditions whitewater rafting is our passion. We take pride in having the most experienced and knowledgeable guides anywhere. We are the only locally owned and operated outfitter in Dinosaur NM. Whichever river trip you choose you'll receive the adventure of a lifetime!

  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Rafting, Kayaking
  • 877-905-4672


Adrift Dinosaur - Utah White Water Rafting
Family Whitewater Rafting Trips Daily. Experience Utah rafting and awesome canyon scenery on a one day rafting trip through Split Mountain Gorge in Dinosaur National Monument. This is an ideal addition to a family vacation, children 6 years and older are welcome. Discover a vacation of a lifetime on our 4-5 day rafting expeditions on the Yampa and Green Rivers in Dinosaur National Monument.

  • UT / CO / ID Rivers
  • Rafting
  • 800-624-6323


Holiday River Expeditions - Rafting
Since 1966, Holiday Expeditions has provided trips to the most spectacular landscapes on earth. Today, we offer whitewater rafting in Utah, Colorado and Idaho, on the Colorado, Green, Yampa, San Juan, and Salmon rivers. Click here for the ride of your life!

River Details

Class:
Class II to IV
River Length
46 - 70 miles
Time
Day-Day
Season:
May to June
Guides Available?
No

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Looking for an amazing whitewater rafting trip? At Dinosaur River Expeditions whitewater rafting is our passion. We take pride in having the most experienced and knowledgeable guides anywhere. We are the only locally owned and operated outfitter in Dinosaur NM. Whichever river trip you choose you'll receive the adventure of a lifetime!
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