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
Gibbon River At Madison Jct
USGS 06037100
103 cfs 4.7 ft
Yellowstone River At Corwin Springs Mt
USGS 06191500
5,230 cfs 4.2 ft
Gardner River Near Mammoth Ynp
USGS 06191000
240 cfs 2.4 ft
Yellowstone River At Yellowstone Lk Outlet Ynp
USGS 06186500
2,920 cfs 5.2 ft
Henrys Fork Nr Lake Id
USGS 13039500
22 cfs 4.6 ft
Madison River Bl Hebgen Lake Nr Grayling Mt
USGS 06038500
924 cfs 1.7 ft
Gallatin River Near Gallatin Gateway Mt
USGS 06043500
1,320 cfs 2.6 ft
Lamar River Nr Tower Falls Ranger Station Ynp
USGS 06188000
1,280 cfs 3.3 ft
Tantalus Creek At Norris Junction
USGS 06036940
3 cfs 1.4 ft
Firehole River Near West Yellowstone Mt
USGS 06036905
259 cfs 3.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Grand Targhee
SNOTEL 1082
4" 0"
Canyon
SNOTEL 384
5" 2"
Black Bear
SNOTEL 347
2" 2"
Grassy Lake
SNOTEL 499
1" 0"
Carrot Basin
SNOTEL 385
10" 1"
Base Camp
SNOTEL 314
1" -1"
Beaver Creek
SNOTEL 328
2" 1"
Madison Plateau
SNOTEL 609
1" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Chisholm 10 6,721 ft
Hood Creek 18 6,729 ft
Hyalite Below Dam Camping 6 6,659 ft
Dailey Lake - FAS None 5,249 ft
Carbella None 4,984 ft
Sunny Brook Springs FAS None 5,436 ft
Indian Creek - Yellowstone National Park 75 7,307 ft
Canyon 14 5,080 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Bridger Bowl Ski Area -1" 75° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Moose to Storm Castle 1320.0cfs 12.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Yankee Jim Canyon (Joe Brown to Miner) 5230.0cfs 5.0 Mi III to III+
Gardiner Town Run 5230.0cfs 8.0 Mi III- to III+