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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: ~ 800.423.4668

Wilderness Aware Rafting does not operate trips on the Yampa River. Information regarding the Yampa River on this website is strictly informational. Please click here for a complete list of trips that we offer, or use the search filter to the left. Thanks!

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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.

    Dwight W. Rafter
  • 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.

    Lexi R. Rafter
  • 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.

    Lauren C. Rafter


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.

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