There is an endless amount of magical moments to experience on a trip down the Yampa River. Flowing between the steep canyon walls is a truly wild river, the last major tributary of the Colorado that remains unregulated. Here exists abundant wildlife, lush vegetation, and thrilling whitewater, as well as idyllic campsites and breathtaking vistas. In a single day, you may wake to a gorgeous view, have a blast getting splashed by big waves, spot a bighorn sheep getting a drink, and wander down a trail surrounded by wildflowers on your way to an archaeological site, all before settling in at yet another beautiful camp. The Yampa truly “checks all of the boxes” when it comes to a wilderness river trip.
What could possibly make this experience any better, you may ask? Well, what if you were joined by a talented and joyous bluegrass band who played live music each day and evening? Thanks to The Pickpockets, you have that chance! Come float with Dante, David, Alec, Jake, and Aiden as they share their unique brand of soulful, upbeat, and fun style of bluegrass in the best amphitheater imaginable: a desert river canyon.
On this five day adventure, our expert guides will cook up gourmet meals, offer fascinating interpretation of the area, and gracefully navigate the river while you sit back and try to take it all in. Hiking opportunities are varied and plentiful with destinations to ancient rock art, amazing viewpoints, and waterfalls. With The Pickpockets providing a soundtrack of familiar favorites and earnest, heartfelt originals, what more can you ask for? Come join us while we float along, dancing and celebrating life in a truly magical place!
About The Pickpockets:
The Pickpockets were formed in 2018 in Salt Lake City. What began as a weekly jam at the local cidery has now matured into a full fledged force of nature. With an expansive repertoire of songs, a healthy mix of heartfelt original tunes and a full serving of funky jams, the Pickpockets energy and excitement breathe new life into the traditional bluegrass instrumentation.