American Whitewater

2014 Yampa River Festival Preliminary Schedule

Friends of the Yampa’s 34th Annual Yampa River Festival! May 30-31, Steamboat Springs, CO (Brought to you by Steamboat in the Summertime) Schedule of Events: Friday: • 12-6pm: Registration/Gear Swap, Backdoor Sports (841 Yampa St.) • 5pm: Paddling Life Fish Creek Race (Cash purse!) • Evening Party: Casey Compound/Strawberry Park Saturday: • 9 a.m.: 5K Running […]


What you need to know and how you can help shape the future of Northwest Colorado Water


Friends of the Yampa elects new officers, hopes to complete stream improvements

Recent article published in the Steamboat Today, January 5th 2014.


Join us for the 2013 Big Snow Dance at Carl’s Tavern!

Our annual fundraiser, the Big Snow Dance, will be held at 7pm on November 23rd at Carl’s Tavern in downtown Steamboat Springs. We will have live entertainment from Highland View, and a silent auction full of fantastic goods and services. This year, Carl’s is generously donating 10% of all sales from 7pm until close to […]


YRAP Recap

When I received an email thread asking for volunteers to run a shuttle and join Friends of the Yampa on the second half of this year’s Yampa River Awareness Project, I quickly jumped at the opportunity. Friends of the Yampa is a nonprofit advocacy group whose mission is to “protect and enhance the environmental and […]

Yampa River Festival 2013!

Thanks to all who participated in the 2013 Yampa River Festival!

It was a fantastic event, and we are grateful to our sponsors, volunteers, participants and spectators for making it happen. Race results have been posted to our Facebook Page here (and give us a thumbs up while you’re there!) A HUGE THANK YOU TO: American Whitewater B & K Distributing Backdoor Sports Big Agnes Buffalo […]


33rd Annual Yampa River Fest – June 1-3, 2013

Friends of the Yampa Hosts 33rd Annual Yampa River Fest June 1-3, 2013, Culminates with Paddling Life Creek Race Mon., June 3 Steamboat Springs, CO: The Friends of the Yampa announces the 33rd Annual Yampa River Festival June 1-3 in Steamboat Springs, Colo., culminating with the Paddling Life Creek Race on Monday, June 1. Designed […]


Yampa River Structures Project

Now scheduled for completion in Fall of 2013, the Yampa River Structures Project will: Design. Engineer. Permit. Build. Improve. Maintain. The Yampa River is an iconic symbol of Northwest Colorado.  Running wild and free for most of its 250 mile course, from its source in the Flat Tops to majestic confluence with the Green River […]


Big Snow Dance

Our Big Snow Dance is back this Saturday night and we’d love to see you and your friends come out for our signature fundrasing event. This year we’ve partnered with the Backcountry Ball uniting these two great parties into one big throwdown. Doors open at 7pm at Olympian Hall and we have a solid line […]


CONGO: The Grand Inga Project

Friends of the Yampa presents CONGO at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Tuesday October 30 at 7:30pm. The movie is free, but a small donation is requested. If you haven’t seen it already, its a must watch as it documents an expedition in Africa into one of the largest rapids in the world. The videography […]