Yankee Jim Canyon (Joe Brown To Miner)


This is an excellent day run in a scenic class III canyon.  Much like the Alpine Canyon on the Snake River in WY this river sees a lot of use (especially with commercial traffic).

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Yellowstone River are between a bare minimum of 2,000cfs and a high of 16,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06191500, the Yellowstone River At Corwin Springs Mt Remember only watercraft are permitted at Yankee Jim Canyon (Joe Brown to Miner).

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Henrys Fork Nr Lake Id
USGS 13039500
80 cfs 5.1 ft
Gibbon River At Madison Jct
USGS 06037100
78 cfs 4.7 ft
Tantalus Creek At Norris Junction
USGS 06036940
1 cfs 1.2 ft
Lamar River Nr Tower Falls Ranger Station Ynp
USGS 06188000
123 cfs 1.2 ft
Gallatin River At Logan Mt
USGS 06052500
243 cfs 3.9 ft
Gardner River Near Mammoth Ynp
USGS 06191000
99 cfs 2.0 ft
Shields River Nr Livingston Mt
USGS 06195600
27 cfs 0.5 ft
Madison River Bl Hebgen Lake Nr Grayling Mt
USGS 06038500
825 cfs 1.6 ft
Big Springs At Big Springs Id
USGS 13040500
163 cfs 1.3 ft
East Gallatin R Bl Bridger C Nr Bozeman Mt
USGS 06048700
74 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Thumb Divide
SNOTEL 816
1" 1"
Snake River Station
SNOTEL 764
1" 1"
Lewis Lake Divide
SNOTEL 577
2" -1"
Base Camp
SNOTEL 314
3" 0"
Grassy Lake
SNOTEL 499
1" 0"
Madison Plateau
SNOTEL 609
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Dailey Lake - FAS None 5,249 ft
Chisholm 10 6,721 ft
Carbella None 4,984 ft
Indian Creek - Yellowstone National Park 75 7,307 ft
Sunny Brook Springs FAS None 5,436 ft
Hyalite Below Dam Camping 6 6,659 ft
Hood Creek 18 6,729 ft
Canyon 14 5,080 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Bridger Bowl Ski Area -1" 67° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Moose to Storm Castle 352.0cfs 12.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Gardiner Town Run 1090.0cfs 8.0 Mi III- to III+
Yankee Jim Canyon (Joe Brown to Miner) 1090.0cfs 5.0 Mi III to III+