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2015 Yampa River Festival – May 31st

We are proud to officially announce our 2015 Yampa River Festival calendar of events.  This will be the 35th annual event for the Yampa River Festival.  The main events will be Saturday the 30th of May.  Check out calendar below for more specific details about the Yampa River Festival. Keep in mind there is a Water […]


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 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 […]