Yampa and Green rivers confluence - Ken Neubecker, American Rivers

Yampa River – Street View – Google Maps RESPECTS

  Google Maps in cooperation with American Rivers, O.A.R.S and the Friends of the Yampa, floated the Yampa Canyon thru Dinosaur National Monument in June of 2015 with the Google Street View Trekker camera.  As part of our Yampa River Awareness Project, it was our pleasure to help host this event and bring this technology […]

Warm Springs Premier Steamboat Springs

Warm Springs Film: A Yampa River Awareness Project. Nov 7th.

Warm Springs Rapid is one of the West’s classic whitewater experiences. Located in the deep canyons of Dinosaur National Monument on the Yampa River, the rapid is both feared and loved. Nearly 50 years ago, heavy rain produced a large debris flow that burst from side canyons and into the river creating what we know […]

Pro paddler Bren Orton gives props to Steamboat’s YRF

Pro paddler Bren Orton, European Junior Freestyle champion and Bronze Medalist at the Worlds, reflects on his time in Steamboat Springs for the 2014 Yampa River Festival. He called it one of his favorite events to date, and we have to agree. View the full article HERE!  

Yampa River Clean Up Day

River Clean Up Monday July 28th at 9:00am!


YRAP 2014 Group

2014 Yampa River Awareness Project (June 5-9)

2014 UPDATE: In early June 2014 we successfully organized our Yampa River Awareness Project (v.2014) with 25 participants from a wide range or water related organizations and river based advocacy groups.  Once again we partnered with Don Hatch River Expeditions and the O.A.R.S. Family of Companies, along with American Rivers.  This year we focused on “Next Steps” in protecting the […]

2014 Yampa River Festival May 30 & 31

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!) Saturday: • 9 a.m.: 5K Running Race (Little Toots Park) • 9:30 […]


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 […]