The Yampa River History Trip with Andrew Gulliford is the perfect introduction to a backcountry river trip. With some of the West’s rowdiest rapids, beautiful alcoves and canyons, and fascinating side hikes, the Yampa offers a full range of experiences. This Yampa River naturalist trip also includes the opportunity to learn from an expert historian and interpreter! Join Dr. Gulliford as he brings this magnificent canyon to life.
The Yampa contains countless stories. We’ll visit cultural sites left behind by the Fremont indigenous culture. Dr. Gulliford will also share stories about the first Euro-Americans to run this section of the Green River. Fur trappers experimented with river running as a way to access beaver habitats. And John Wesley Powell, a one-armed Civil War veteran, was the first to map the canyons of the Green River. Powell’s names dot the landscape: Echo Park, Whirlpool Canyon and many more. Modern history also provides inspirational tales of the people who fought to preserve these canyons for future generations.
There’s also plenty of time for simply relaxing as we float downstream. Holiday’s professional guides take care of all the cooking and cleaning, leaving you free to reconnect with friends or family. Enjoy four days without the bustle and hum of the modern world. Tune out the electronic din from home and tune into Dr. Gulliford’s unique vision and understanding on this Yampa River history trip with Andrew Gulliford.
Want to know more about Dr. Gulliford? Check out his interview with Holiday!
Check out our Insider’s Guide to the Yampa River to learn more.