LGBTQ White water Rafting trips on the Yampa River
The Yampa River is a truly unique experience. The Colorado River’s healthiest tributary is due to being largely undammed and therefore liberated from any of the negative impacts of more controlled rivers in the region. This makes it the perfect setting for this affinity trip offering for members of the LGBTQ community. As queer folks, we implicitly understand the value of living into our authentic selves; the Yampa stands as a beautiful metaphor for all the ways we benefit from being true to our natural selves. Proudly partnering with The Venture Out Project on this LGBTQ trip offering – we are entering our 3rd season of bringing a truly awesome team of facilitators and guides together, ready to create a secure container for self expression and wilderness connection for you.
Every spring this free-flowing river grows with the melting snow-pack and cuts through its magnificent canyons, chalk full of pillowing waves from the first day to the last. Between the world-class whitewater sections you’ll find tranquil lazy river miles to enjoy. See iconic geographic features like tiger-striped walls and overhanging cliffs, side-canyon waterfalls, and prehistoric rock art from the Fremont culture.
The canyons of the Yampa and Green rivers are lodged in the heart of Dinosaur National Monument the home of some of this countries first and most significant political moments for wilderness preservation. After spending 46 miles of this 71-mile trip on the Yampa we will merge with the Green River at Echo Park, once fated to be underwater during the great dam wars of the 20th century. Floating down river we’ll move through Whirlpool Canyon, Island Park, and Split Mountain Gorge, each with unique character of their own; like all of us! These rivers have rich biodiversity and are are great places to spot big horn sheep, peregrine falcons, osprey, and bald eagles. And if that’s not enough, look up at night into a starry canopy evoking wonder and awe.
If you want to feel the comfort of enjoying such a treasured natural place within the context of a safe-er than usual space, come join us on this 3rd round of LGBTQ affinity trips – on the Yampa River.