Colorado & Utah Rafting in Dinosaur National Monument
Yampa River Rafting
Colorado’s only free-flowing river, the Yampa is the most sought after rafting trip in the US.
You’ll get to raft through incredible Dinosaur National Monument, located at the border of both Colorado and Utah. An active trip with plenty of places to stop and explore.
Raft through two states! The Yampa is Colorado & Utah rafting (at the confluence with the Green River)
Because the Yampa River is free-flowing and not dammed, you can expect really big whitewater in the spring during the winter runoff.
You’ll see one of the biggest river canyons in the US! With a long history of Native Americans and outlaws using the canyon, you’ll find something new and exciting around every corner.
Enjoy class III & IV whitewater on a Yampa River rafting trip.
Dinosaur National Monument
May 17 – July 11
Intermediate – High
Class of Rapids
III – IV
High Water: Ages 12+
Low Water: Ages 7+
About This Trip
Yampa River Through Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado
Not only is the Yampa River the most highly sought out rafting trip, it also is the last of the wild ones! Experience Colorado’s only free-flowing river in the entire Colorado River system and paddle through Dinosaur National Monument, home of dinosaur fossils over 149 million years old. Our Yampa River trips continue on the legacy of Adventure Bound River Expeditions, combined with the legendary customer service and expertise of Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep tours.
Discover the remote and untouched headwaters of the Colorado River system on the Yampa River in Colorado. As the snow melts from the Rocky Mountains, the whole Colorado Plateau is alive with whitewater. This world-famous river system compressed between towering canyon walls results in a fun, friendly, and invigorating Colorado Rafting (class III and IV) adventure on the Yampa River.
This untamed river takes us deep in the canyon where we travel through many layers of history. Dinosaurs once roamed here and their intriguing remains are visible embedded in the rocks. Petroglyphs visibly share signs of earlier existence and cultures. Live history on hikes to Native American sites. And, as we move into more recent times, we will explore the traces left behind by homesteaders, moonshiners, and outlaws who found their refuge here in this stunning place.
As the Yampa and Green rivers merge, the splendor of the Green River confluence is breathtaking as we approach and round the famous Steamboat Rock. As we say goodbye to Colorado rafting, we welcome Utah rafting and flow straight into the heart of Dinosaur National Monument, and the Jurassic-era.
Along the way, soak in the red, orange and yellow hues of this unforgettable canyon while you connect with family, friends and new friends. Rejuvenate as you experience unforgettable Colorado whitewater rafting on rapids such as “Teepee,” “Big Joe,” and “Warm Springs.”
Enrich your life with a Yampa River Rafting trip! It has it all: Colorado whitewater, adventure, history, spectacular scenery, science, and fascinating geology. Yampa River raft trips starting at $949.00.
Professional, highly trained guides with trip leaders averaging over 2,000 river miles of experience
Multi-talented guides cook delicious camp cuisine and provide camp entertainment
Highly maintained boating equipment
Comfortable camp chairs, tables and fun beach games
Water resistant gear bags for overnight trips
Reasons To Chose Mild to Wild for Your Multi-Day Raft Trip
Rated #1 on Tripadvisor
Trip Leaders Have 2,000 River Miles of Experience, Exceeding State Requirements
Satellite Communication Devices On All Trips
Family Owned & Operated
Safety is our #1 Priority
If You're not 100% satisfied with the guides & equipment then the trip is free!
Self Bailing Rafts
Healthy & Delicious Meals
Free Paddleboards & Duckies When Conditions Allow
Launch Dates & Prices
Call or chat for launch date availability before they sell out
Adult starting at $1049
Youth starting at $949
Adult starting at $1199
Youth starting at $1039
Group Discounts available. Prices do not include National Park fees.
A complete joy to drop out of civilization, unplug and drop into the peace and bliss of the canyon country on the Yampa River. Absolutely competent guides in every respect from navigating the rapids, cooking…
The trip was fantastic. The guides were very competent, knowledgable, hardworking and a pleasure to be around. Clearly Mild to Wild is very organized and focuses on customer service. I will do more trips with…
This is a high water rafting year, but the Yampa offered exciting not scary experience. The scenic wonders in the sandstone canyons is a must see! The high water eliminated mosquito nested spots, so at…