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Tubing the Yampa River

Tubing the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs is a favorite activity for both locals and visitors. This is also one of the only places in Colorado where you can tube right through downtown! The safest and most reliable way to tube the Yampa is to go through one of our local tubing companies. If you feel confident, you can try tubing by yourself with your own tube.

Start at Fetcher Park on Pine Grove Rd, or Weiss Park located next to the Rabbit Ears Motel. Finish at 13th Street (next to the library) or the Community Center/Transit Center further down stream.

Tubing Yampa River Steamboat Springs, Colorado


Park one car downtown at the end of your tubing journey, and one at the start. You can also use the free local bus. Bus drivers will not allow wet people or inflated tubes on the bus so make sure you have a dry bag for your belongings for this option.

Tubing Tips

  • Check the river flow to see if it is at a safe level for tubing
  • When the river is at a high water level you may want to consider wearing a life vest; small children should wear a life vest at any water level
  • Wear shoes with straps and a simple swimsuit or clothing
  • Be aware of what you bring with you; you may tip over and loose gear
  • Respect other tubers, people walking along the core trail, and fishermen
  • Try to tube in small groups (about 5 – 10 people)
  • NO alcohol, dogs, or glass

Have fun and respect the Yampa!

Summer Tubing Outfitters

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Sports Authority

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705 Marketplace Plaza

Wildhorse Marketplace

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

(970) 871-4570

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

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1805 Central Park Drive

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

(970) 879-8115

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