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The Yampa River as it floats into Dinosaur National Monument is highly sought after due to the amazing and absolutely stunning beauty of the 2,000 foot deep canyon of smooth sandstone. The river itself makes a slow, winding journey through Yampa Canyon with only a few minor rapids. The attraction to this isolated place still remains its glorious beauty, abundant wildlife and the feeling of floating the river back in time to days when early inhabitants of Colorado called the Yampa Canyon home.
Recommended White Water Rafting Trips on Yampa Canyon through Dinosaur National Monument – Yampa River:
Trip Name: 4 & 5 Days
Sections Included: Yampa Canyon
Outfitter: Adventure Bound River Expeditions
Learn More: www.adventureboundusa.com ~ 800.423.4668
yampa canyon sections
Yampa River – Yampa Canyon through Dinosaur National Monument Whitewater Rafting Details:
Difficulty: Class II-III (What does this mean?)
Elevation: 5606′ to 5079′
Average Gradient: 11.5′ per mile
Access to Access
Deerlodge Park to Echo Park: 46.0 miles
Total Mileage: 46.0 miles
What people are saying
Lydia filled us with confidence. She was skilled and knowledgeable and explained each set of rapids so we knew what to expect. She was great company and we had the best experience. She was brilliant.
I cannot wait to come back! Also loved how funny all the guides were. It was the most I’ve seen my sister laugh in a long time! Thank you so much for this amazing experience.
I spent several days researching various rafting options and after speaking w/your team was sold. We were not disappointed-the trip is spectacular and our guide Sean was informative, lively professional and entertaining.
Information for Yampa River Self-Guided Boaters:
The Yampa River (Yampa Canyon) is in Dinosaur National Monument and is managed by the U.S. National Park Service.
- Boating Permit Required: YES
- Permit Details: Permits are required in advance and there is a fee. Click here for self-guided boater information, details on obtaining a permit and fee information.
- River Manager: U.S. National Park Service – Dinosaur National Monument
4545 E. Hwy 40, Dinosaur, CO 81610
970.374.3020 ~ www.nps.gov/dino
Contact River Runners Transport out of Vernal, Utah at www.riverrunnerstransport.com.