• YRAP Recap
    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.
  • Final Little Snake Plan Prioritizes Drilling over Wildlands and Wildlife
    Final Little Snake Plan Prioritizes Drilling over Wildlands and Wildlife
    Read the recent Press Release issued by the Wilderness Society, Colorado Environmental Coalition, and the Friends of the Yampa.
  • The Yampa River Master Structures Plan
    The Yampa River Master Structures Plan
    If you are interested in knowing where your donations go, please review the Master Structures Plan to get an understanding of proposed projects, such as Streambank Stabilization, Vegetation Buffers, Recreational Access, and Aquatic Habitat improvements on the Yampa through downtown Steamboat Springs.
  • Yampa River – Street View – Google Maps RESPECTS
    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 into the majestic depths of Yampa Canyon.

New Surf Spot on Yampa: A-hole Gets Major Facelift

Put the Yampa on your river running radar this season. In the middle of a deep December, the city of Steamboat Springs and Friends of the Yampa collaborated on the reconstruction of the Ambulance Hole on the Yampa, just downstream from the footbridge that leads to Howelsen Hill, finishing just before 98 inches of snow […]

Yampa State Park to Upgrade Boat Ramp Near Hayden

With full endorsement from Friends of the Yampa, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has plans to replace the 20-year-old Double Bridges boat launch west of Hayden with a more accessible boat ramp about eight-tenths of a mile downstream at Yampa River State Park headquarters. The goal, says Park Manager Ron Della Croce, is to build the new […]

2015 Big Snow Dance Huge Success

Friends of the Yampa’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Big Snow Dance, was a resounding success this year, thanks to a new location at host Sake2U in downtown Steamboat Springs. The event was held Saturday, November 21, to celebrate the start of the winter season and help raise money for projects on the Yampa […]

2015 Yampa Valley Community Foundation Grant

The Friends of the Yampa is proud to announce that the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, as part of their 2015 grant cycle has awarded us with a $5,000 grant as seed money for a Craig Diversion Park project on the Yampa River in Craig, Colorado. We will be working in partnership with our river friends from […]

Colorado’s Yampa River

The Friends of the Yampa are proud to have been involved with John Fielder and Patrick Tierney in their effort to make the most complete Yampa River book to date: Colorado’s Yampa River – Free Flowing and Wild from the Flat Tops to the Green. This 172 page, large format hardcover book with 150 scenic, historical, […]

2016 River Fest To Be Held June 3-5!

Mark your calendars for a rip-roaring good time. The dates for the 2016 Yampa River Festival have been set for Fri., June 3, – Sun., June 5, the same weekend as the Steamboat Marathon. This years marks the 36th annual event for the Yampa River Festival.  This year’s dates are strategically positioned after CKS Padsdlefest […]

Steamboat Leadership Partnership

We are proud to announce our 2015 partnership with the generous folks at Steamboat Leadership. Thier efforts to promote Catch the Drift are a perfect fit with our mission.  Check out the below article from the Steamboat Pilot to get a detailed idea on the plans.  Also check out the webpages under the new Catch the […]

Return of the River – 6/3/15 – 7:00 PM

FOY is please to partner with the Bud Werner Memorial Library to present a free film in honor of the 35th Annual Yampa River Festival which takes place May 29-31, 2015 in Steamboat Spring. A film about the largest dam removal project in the history of the United States, and the extraordinary effort to restore […]

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 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 […]