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 Island Park Id
USGS 13042500
405 cfs 2.9 ft
Hyalite C At Hyalite R S Nr Bozeman Mt
USGS 06050000
25 cfs 2.3 ft
Yellowstone River At Corwin Springs Mt
USGS 06191500
1,230 cfs 1.5 ft
Gallatin River At Logan Mt
USGS 06052500
726 cfs 4.7 ft
Tantalus Creek At Norris Junction
USGS 06036940
3 cfs 1.4 ft
Gardner River Near Mammoth Ynp
USGS 06191000
99 cfs 2.0 ft
Henrys Fork Blw Coffee Pot Rapids Nr Macks Inn Id
USGS 13041010
372 cfs 3.4 ft
Firehole River Near West Yellowstone Mt
USGS 06036905
247 cfs 3.0 ft
Henrys Fork Nr Lake Id
USGS 13039500
13 cfs 4.5 ft
Yellowstone River Near Livingston Mt
USGS 06192500
1,740 cfs 1.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Elk Peak
SNOTEL 1106
47" -2"
Lick Creek
SNOTEL 578
35" 0"
Grand Targhee
SNOTEL 1082
97" 3"
Brackett Creek
SNOTEL 365
52" 0"
S Fork Shields
SNOTEL 725
34" 1"
Porcupine
SNOTEL 700
9" 0"
Lewis Lake Divide
SNOTEL 577
57" -1"
alta - coop
SNOTEL ALTW4
6.63" 0.2"
Base Camp
SNOTEL 314
37" 0"
Island Park
SNOTEL 546
23" 0"
Pickfoot Creek
SNOTEL 690
21" -1"
White Elephant
SNOTEL 860
50" 0"
Monument Peak
SNOTEL 635
60" -2"
West Yellowstone
SNOTEL 924
19" -1"
Carrot Basin
SNOTEL 385
77" 2"
Madison Plateau
SNOTEL 609
54" 0"
Lone Mountain
SNOTEL 590
50" 0"
Boulder Mountain
SNOTEL 360
57" -2"
Daisy Peak
SNOTEL 919
34" 2"
driggs 3.4 nne, id
SNOTEL ID-TT-1
0.25" 0"
Beaver Creek
SNOTEL 328
42" 0"
Black Bear
SNOTEL 347
77" 0"
Grassy Lake
SNOTEL 499
64" -1"
Whiskey Creek
SNOTEL 858
41" -1"
Sacajawea
SNOTEL 929
28" 0"
Canyon
SNOTEL 384
36" -2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Chisholm 10 6,721 ft
Hyalite Below Dam Camping 6 6,659 ft
Sunny Brook Springs FAS None 5,436 ft
Dailey Lake - FAS None 5,249 ft
Canyon 14 5,080 ft
Hood Creek 18 6,729 ft
Indian Creek - Yellowstone National Park 75 7,307 ft
Carbella None 4,984 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Bridger Bowl Ski Area 28" 41° 7.64"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Yankee Jim Canyon (Joe Brown to Miner) 1230.0cfs 5.0 Mi III to III+
Moose to Storm Castle 337.0cfs 12.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Gardiner Town Run 1230.0cfs 8.0 Mi III- to III+