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Destinations: Yampa River Canoeing

Canoe the “Little Yampa Canyon,” a remote, meandering 32-mile segment of the Yampa River in NW Colorado near Steamboat Springs and Craig, CO. This Colorado river is suitable for beginners and twists its way through lush open meadows lined with cottonwood trees and rocky bluffs. With almost no roads or signs of civilization, wildlife is abundant. Watch for deer, elk, antelope, coyotes, hawks, and bald and golden eagles. You’ll paddle through an area with an interesting geologic and human history: it was once the domain of the ancient Fremont people and later the Ute Indians until they were moved to Utah after the Meeker massacre in 1879. The area also served as a hideout for numerous outlaws including Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch!

Yampa River Canoeing: CO School of Mines Ecology/Art--River to Desert. Open to Teachers and the Adult Public

Yampa River Canoeing: CO School of Mines Ecology/Art--River to Desert. Open to Teachers and the Adult Public

While canoeing, camping, and hiking, we’ll investigate the natural environment of the Yampa River, its riparian ecosystem, and the surrounding desert and learn how human, plant, and animal life in these special areas have adapted to this unique environment. And, like the native peoples, we’ll be inspired by our natural surroundings to create art and poetry. Qualifies for 1.5 teacher recertification credits; open to the public.

Yampa River Canoeing
River

Beginner; Ages 18+
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Difficulty
Beginner: suitable for kids 6-12. Mostly flat water with possible small waves. No experience necessary and average fitness level required.

Ages
6 to 90+

When
June

Section & Miles
33 miles

Number of Days
2 to 3 days

Hiking
Yes

Nearest Town
Craig, CO

Driving Distance from Denver
207 miles; 4 hours

Number of Participants
23 guests

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