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Yampa River - colorado
Updated Aug. 21, 2019, 9:15 a.m.
Feet / Mile
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 381 cfs
Average 5000 cfs
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Current Weather 93° Sunny
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Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 93. southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

This run is accessible from just a single access point, Access - Deerlodge Park, located along the Yampa River. The Yampa Canyon is also ideal for multi day paddlers as the run features numerous campsites. Campers will find 9 riverside campsites as the run winds its way through 71 miles of the beautiful Yampa River.

Season Begins: March & Ends: July

Streamflow Conditions

The Yampa Canyon is currently TOO LOW to be paddled and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks. Paddlers are advised to exercise caution with streamflow levels at 381cfs, about -91% below the average runnable rate of 5000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Yampa Canyon are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Yampa River At Deerlodge Park, Co.

Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Yampa River are between a bare minimum of 700cfs and a high of 10000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across 5 class III to III+ obstacles as they float down this 71 mile stretch of the Yampa River.

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
Tepee Rapid Class III- to III Feet
Little Joe Rapid Class II+ Feet
Five Springs Rapid Class II+ to III Feet
Big Joe Rapid Class III to III+ Feet
Warm Springs Rapid Class III to IV Feet

Weather Overview: 93° Today, Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Sunny, with a high near 93. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. to sunny, with a high near 94. light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 93° - 94°

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