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Colorado whitewater, Yampa River

Routt Moffat county, Yampa river park to 12th street section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     1 miles
  The wonderful Colorado scenery and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The starting location is a short drive from Edwards, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Colorado tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. There are some good hotels near the river, but you'd better
    reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Yampa river park to 12th street section of Yampa River in Colorado is 1 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American Whitewater. There are
no other sections to paddle along Yampa River than the Yampa river park to 12th street section. This is a very short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling places. There's camping available near Yampa River.

Briefly about the general area:
Cedar Mountain Gulch is next to
Yampa River and is without doubt a magnificent site to stop at; Yampa River is close to Yampa River Legacy State Park which is a pretty place. The cheerful people of Craig like to hang out nearby. All through the summer months at Yampa River highs are generally in the 80's while overnight lows are ordinarily in the 40's. Highs all through the wintertime are generally in the 20's while Yampa River overnight low temperatures all through the winter are in the 0's. Yampa River is usually a relatively waterless spot. Of all the months in a year October is the one with the most rain, and the driest of the months is January.

Yampa River, Yampa river park to 12th street road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Yampa River.
 Whitewater Near Yampa River:
White River, Rio Blanco County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 80 miles long (North-South Fork confluence to Green River)
White River - North Fork, Rio Blanco County, 29 miles away
      Class III - 20 miles long (Mirror Lake to South Fork)
 Ski Areas Near Yampa River:
Howelsen Hill, Colorado , 50 miles away, 440 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Steamboat, Colorado , 53 miles away, 3668 foot drop, 20 lifts, 143 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 60 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 84 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 85 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Powderhorn, Colorado , 85 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 4 lifts, 44 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 86 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 86 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 88 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Crested Butte, Colorado , 94 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
 Hotels Near Yampa River:
Best Western Plus Deer Park Hotel And Suites, Craig , 1 miles away
Candlewood Suites CRAIG-NORTHWEST, Craig , 1 miles away
Clarion Inn & Suites Craig, Craig , 1 miles away
Traveler Inn, Craig , 1 miles away
Valley Vista Inn, Craig , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yampa River:
Loudy Simpson County Park, Craig, 0 miles away
Craig Kampground, Craig, 4 miles away
Yampa River State Park - South Beach, Craig, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yampa River:
Yampa River Legacy State Park, Colorado , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yampa River:
Yampa Valley Golf Course, Craig , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Yampa River
Freeman Reservoir, Moffat , 17 miles away

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