Map of the Yampa River

Map of Yampa River

The Yampa River, located in the heart of the Dinosaur National Monument on the Eastern end of the Uinta Mountain Range. Beginning in Northwestern Colorado, the Yampa is one of the last free-flowing tributaries to the Colorado River system and is featured in National Geographic's, "Wild and Scenic Rivers" Book.

Native Americans, prospectors, outlaws, ranchers and early river runners make the history of this canyon interesting.

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Yampa River Information:

River: Yampa River
Rapid Rating: Class III-V(Depending on Water Levels)
Put in: Deer Lodge Park in Dinosaur National Monument
Take-out location: Split Mountain boat ramp
River Miles: 72 miles
Number of rapids: 16
First to run Yampa River Canyon: Nathaniel Galloway and his son Parley in 1909