Jun 17 - 19, 2017
The San Juan Mountians Association (SJMA) is helping to promote this exciting Yampa River canoe trip to a wild and remote area with fascinating history. Part of the proceeds from SJMA members' registration will go to the nonprofit association.
Our facilitator, Ft. Lewis College professor of history and Environmental Studies, Dr. Andrew Gulliford, will share his stories of the colorful characters and circumstances that helped shape the western landscape as you journey along the river. This 32-mile river section is generally flat water and is suitable for beginners.
Special note: SJMA members are welcome to bring their own canoes on this trip. Although discounts are not given for doing so.
Canoeing in Colorado on the Yampa River, the last undammed tributary of the Colorado River system. This enchanted river in northwestern Colorado gently meanders through a remote area teeming with wildlife, colorful vegetation and an Indian pictograph. Relaxation is the keyword while camping along the lush open meadows and high-walled canyons through this 34-mile river stretch near Craig, CO. Plus, you have a good chance of seeing wildlife: deer, antelope, hawks and both bald and golden eagles. This is the most gentle of the rivers we paddle…canoeing in Colorado has never been better!