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, 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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 2013: 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 […]
Friends of the Yampa strives to protect and enhance the environmental and recreational integrity of the Yampa River, its basin, and its tributaries through stewardship, advocacy, partnerships, and education.