Yampa River Rafting, Utah
The Yampa is unrestrained, wild and ancient. Nestled among imposing canyons with all magnificent colors. This river offers intermediate rafting along a trail covered with fragments of the past.
This last undammed river of the Colorado River System is gifted with the Warm Springs Rapid. One of the biggest drops in the country. The headwaters from the Rocky Mountains snowmelt during May and June and squash against the cliffs to form remarkable rapids like Tepee and Big Joe.
Most of the Yampa trip takes you through the Dinosaur National Monument, with ancient rocks scattered along all sides. Many historic spots can be viewed along the trail. Mantle cave is a 1500 years old granary. Ancient Puebloan rock art (pictographs) can be seen at Jones Hole. The most exotic element of Yampa is the 2000 feet deep white tiger striped canyon, streaked in black and white by nature and time. Meandering through whispering caves and picturesque gorges blessed with abundant wildlife make Yampa perfect for an exciting family escapade.
The final frontiers of the trip are graced by the 1,000 foot Steamboat Rock, Whirlpool Canyon and the Split Mountain Gorge. The thrilling river then merges with the Green River at Echo Park.