The 5 Best Things about the Yampa River

By Lauren Wood 1. It’s Wild!:  Spring run-off and the wild-west. On the Yampa River, everything you see, smell, touch and hear is informed by its wildness.  As one of the last truly wild rivers in the west, the Yampa flows from Steamboat Springs Colorado to its confluence with the Green River in Dinosaur National Read More

River runners cool off in Jone's Hole.

Yampa River Trip Review: Butt-Dam-Falls Is So Fun

River Rafting The Untamed Yampa River In Colorado & Utah May 19 The river bags were big enough to hold more than enough gear, but didn’t take up too much space. I went with my school and our guides; Brynn, Jen, Carrie, Nick, and Ben, were awesome. They told the best stories and Nick’s riddles Read More


Yampa River Trip Review: I Appreciate Genuinely Having Complete Trust In Our Guides

Rafting The Wild Yampa River Through Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado & Utah June 18 The gear was in great shape and the guides took great care of all the equipment during the trip. Guides were accomplished, fun, interesting, and kooky; all the very best qualities you look for when you place a cherished treasure like Read More


Yampa River Trip Review: Bonding On The River

A Whitewater Rafting Trip On The Yampa River In Dinosaur National Monument June 13 I was glad to be able to rent gear so I didn’t have to lug it from North Carolina. Jordan was wonderfully funny and easygoing; a real hoot. Molly was incredibly knowledgeable and willingly shared her love of the area.  A special Read More

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Thoughts on Retirement from our driver, Herm Hoops: “I will repeat the fantasy nearly every day for the next week”

By Herm Hoops Some of you have been talking about retiring and it got me thinking – maybe I should retire. Today I began work at 7 a.m. driving eight customers, two river guides, boats and gear to Lodore Canyon for a 4-day river trip.  After the first few miles of bantering and answering questions the people Read More


Yampa River Trip Review: Guides Fit In Seamlessly

River Rafting The Untamed Yampa River In Colorado & Utah June 07 Ben, Casey and Austin really went above and beyond to help make our first river-rafting trip memorable beyond words. Their overall knowledge of the river(s), rafting skills, and sense of humor were very much appreciated. They were accommodating, flexible, and quickly became an Read More


Yampa River Trip Review: Electronics Were NOT Missed

A Trip On The Yampa & Green Rivers In Dinosaur National Monument June 14 Tents were easy to set up, everything was in good condition. Trip guides were great, Kyle was a super nice young man, Pat a real character, Kerry and son Topher super friendly. It was as much fun hiking as rafting. We Read More


Yampa River Trip Review: Sharing The River’s Splendor While Preserving Its Untouched Character

River Rafting Down The Wild Yampa River June 21 The guides were fantastic, competent and knowledgeable about the terrain, geology, and prehistory. They were courteous, and idealistic, in that they clearly reverenced the river and the canyon they were showing us.  A remarkable moment was when Pat, the leader, took his raft to the bank Read More


Yampa River Trip Review: We Could Have Stayed Forever

Rafting Down The Yampa River And The Green River June 16, 2014 Everything actually exceeded my expectations. The guides were not only efficient and competent at all aspects of their jobs, but also engaging conversationalists and recreation leaders. The hikes were some of my favorite parts of the overall trip. The food was wonderful. I Read More


Yampa River Whitewater Rafting Trip Review: Great From Start To Finish

River Rafting On The Wild Yampa River Within Dinosaur National Monument June 28, 2014 Jesse, Molly, Mike and Dustin were outstanding guides. They earned their money on a couple of long and windy days, and earned our gratitude with their friendly-yet-professional demeanors and constant attentiveness. We had a great trip on the Yampa this weekend! Read More