The Yampa through Dinosaur National Monument was featured in National Geographic’s “Wild and Scenic Rivers" Book. It’s the last free-flowing river in the entire Colorado River drainage and is incredibly wild in May and June. The melting snow from the Rocky Mountains creates roaring rapids, with an average rate of descent of 12-14 feet per mile. June trip is calmer and even a little lazy sometimes.
- Trip Duration: 4.00 days
- Destination: United States
- Region: Colorado
- Price Range:
$451-$650 per person
Families, Friends, First-Timers, Mature, Independent, Veterans
- Minimum Age: 10
- Activity Option:
Inflatable Kayak, Fishing, Birdwatching, Hiking
- Accommodations: Wilderness Tent Camping
Trip Start Dates:
5-19-2005, 5-23-2005, 5-27-2005
Rafts are diverse to give a variety of experiences. Relax in the oarboat, team paddle in the paddleboats or enjoy the solitude of paddling your own inflatable kayak. Guides in the boats will instructed those in the kayaks.
The Yampa and Green Rivers are sisters. The last two days of both journeys are the same as the rivers merge at Echo Park, deep within Dinosaur National Monument.