CANOED: Many times since 4th of July weekend in 1997
COVERED: 37 Miles
FLOW: We've floated it anywhere between 2400 up to 6,000 cfs
TIME: 4 Hours
from Boulder, CO
Easy, Class I, some navigation required.
IN: Bridge at HGWY
13 - Alternates Yampa Valley Golf Course, Loudy Simpson Park
OUT: We used to takeout at Government Bridge but there is now a takeout just beyond the end of Duffy Canyon. If you take out here you can avoid the slow, windy flat lands to the west.
45 mins. Not sure who runs a shuttle anymore, which is not much of a problem if you have a group or two vehicles, but doesn't work so well if you only have one car.
Plenty of campsites on the beaches.
The river moves fairly fast through Duffy Canyon and slows down on
the flats. The flats can also be windy. If you float to Maybell beware
of the diversion dam just downstream from the Juniper Canyon access.
The diversion dam is not recommended for open boats.