Floating the Yampa through Dinosaur


Feb 23, 2012
I'm more of a backpakcer than a boater, but back in May I got a chance to join a group on a six-day float trip down the Yampa and the Green River through Dinosaur National Monument. The weather wasn't the best in the beginning, but the scenery and fun more than made up for it and by Day 4 the sun had popped out, it warmed up, and it was gorgeous. Below are a few pics, but if you want to see the full story, check out the video trip report:

OK -- now the photos...

Heading into Yampa Canyon:

The Fleet:

Camp #1 above Tee Pee Rapid:

Big Joe Rapid (III):

The Crew doing the mandatory pose at Signature Cave: (@Nick , @Dave , @Collin , @George_Washington_Hayduke , and more)

Hiking above the Yampa at Mathers Hole Camp #2:

The Grand Overhang:

Lower portion of Warm Springs Rapid (IV):

River Tacos at Box Elder Camp #3:

Nick below Mitten Park:

Whirlpool Canyon:

Approaching the Utah state line:

Clear water running out of Jones Hole at Camp #4:


Approaching Split Mountain Canyon on the final day:

Riding through School Boy Rapid:


Sep 28, 2018
That looks awesome! Dinasaur is pretty underrated IMO. It'd be a blast to float it!

I didn't tell you, but hiking up Jones Hole to the fishery is gorgeous! (as is driving there from the main part of the park)

Thanks for sharing!


In search of Fresh
Oct 17, 2012
Love it! Sweet trip!!!! Looks like you guys ate well. Seems to me you guys needed a few boating Bettys to join your trip, though. Good amusement at the Jones hole falls for sure!!
Have done both the Yampa and Lodore over a half dozen times each. Kinda our home rivers from Steamboat. Have swam in many of those rapids in spring high water. Thankfully never Warm Springs. Great job on the video. Great Trip!


Aug 18, 2018
Wow, great video @Jammer ! The run through Warm Springs rapid was very exciting to watch. The whole trip looked like a blast. What was your favorite part of the river trip?
Thanks @Nick .... Gorgonzola butterballs? very funny :)


Feb 23, 2012
The whole trip looked like a blast. What was your favorite part of the river trip?

Thanks! Sorry for slow reply; been on the road again. Hard to say my favorite part, but... maybe seeing such a remote/scenic location without having to walk so far and carry everything on my back! And... the awesome meals that go along with that. :p


Aug 9, 2007
Fantastic video, Jamal. I feel straight up famous now! But seriously, I'm kind of over the idea of having a passenger on my boat for most raft trips, but you sir, are always welcome on my bow.
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