Yampa Canyon


Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Yampa River are between a bare minimum of 700cfs and a high of 10,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09260050, the Yampa River At Deerlodge Park Remember only watercraft are permitted at Yampa Canyon.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Tepee Rapid
Class III- to III
Little Joe Rapid
Class II+
Five Springs Rapid
Class II+ to III
Big Joe Rapid
Class III to III+
Warm Springs Rapid
Class III to IV

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
White R Ab Crooked Wash Nr White River City
USGS 09306224
1,510 cfs ft
Yellow Creek Near White River
USGS 09306255
1 cfs 4.8 ft
Yampa River Near Maybell
USGS 09251000
296 cfs 2.0 ft
Piceance Creek Bl Ryan Gulch
USGS 09306200
2 cfs 3.7 ft
Yampa River At Deerlodge Park
USGS 09260050
339 cfs 2.3 ft
Corral Gulch Near Rangely
USGS 09306242
0 cfs 1.1 ft
White River Below Meeker
USGS 09304800
343 cfs 4.7 ft
Little Snake River Near Lily
USGS 09260000
57 cfs 1.2 ft
White River Below Boise Creek
USGS 09306290
463 cfs 3.2 ft
Piceance Creek At White River
USGS 09306222
6 cfs 2.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Mesa Lakes
SNOTEL 622
6" -1"