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Recreation Areas

 
Little Yampa Canyon Recreation Area
 

Yampa River

Within the Little Yampa Canyon Recreation Area, the Yampa River meanders through Duffy Mountain and Iles Mountain, providing outstanding canoeing and flatwater rafting opportunities. Fishers will enjoy catching various species of bass, pike, trout, and even catfish. Bald eagles, golden eagles and other raptors inhabit the riparian areas surrounding the river. With mammals such as elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope, this area is a paradise for wildlife viewers and hunters. The Yampa Valley Trail and the Vista Trail provide scenic overlooks for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.

Field Office:  Little Snake

Total Area:  27,310 acres
River Segment:  33 miles
Average River Gradient:  3 feet/mile

Activities:
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Off-highway vehicles
  • Water recreation
  • Wildlife viewing
Attractions, Facilities, & Services:
  • Juniper Hot Springs
  • Developed recreation facility
  • Interpretive site and tours
  • No drinking water
  • Picnic area
  • Available in Craig: lodging, restaurants and shops



Directions:  To the boat launch: from Craig, travel south on Highway 13. To Duffy Mountain access road: from Craig, travel west on US-40/West Victory Way, and turn left onto County Road 17.


Additional Information:

About the
Yampa River

 
Downloads:

Little Yampa Canyon Recreation Area brochure

Guide to the
Yampa River