Protecting the Wild Yampa River

The Yampa River in northwest Colorado is the last major free-flowing river in the Colorado River Basin. Carving through beautiful canyons and rich with history, the Yampa joins the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. Because of its wild nature, the Yampa and its canyons provide refuge for endangered species and offer unparalleled recreational opportunities.

With our partners at Friends of the Yampa and the Yampa River Awareness Project, American Rivers is working to highlight the benefits of a healthy, free-flowing Yampa River and protect the Yampa for generations to come.

Learn more about the Yampa

“The Last Wild River” (blog post)
Photo Gallery: “Floating the Yampa with American Rivers and Friends of the Yampa”

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