Tubing Steamboat’s Yampa River, Colorado’s Top 5

Lazy River Tubing Awaits

Despite the days seeming to drag by, summer is just around the corner, which means it is time to begin planning your seasonal adventures! If you need something to look forward to in the coming months and want to try something new, we recommend checking out a lazy river summer tubing trips in Colorado that you can start planning now.

When most people think of Steamboat, they think of Champagne Powder snow and skiing, but did you know that there is plenty to do on the mountain in the summertime, and the beautiful Colorado rivers too? Take, for instance, tubing, which is best done on the Yampa River cruising through downtown Steamboat Springs.

Bring your own gear from home and put in like a local at the head of the Core Trail, trips and can last 2+ hours!  Remember to have a car waiting at the end of the line to get back to town.  Or rent a tube from one of the local float companies, they have everything you need for the trip and provide transportation to pick your group up at a designated exit spot.  Remember the free city shuttle is available as well, but your suit must be dry, and tube deflated before boarding.

Tubing season typically begins in June and lasts through August. Conditions are reliant on the amount of snowmelt and rainfall Steamboat receives. If the water levels are too high or too low tubing will be halted, Tubing Tips:

-Check the local Steamboat Pilot each day for river flows to see if it is at a safe level for tubing. Water levels above 700 cubic feet per second are not safe for tubing. Water levels under 700 cubic feet per second may still not be safe for those who are not strong swimmers.

-Life jackets are always recommended, especially when the river is at a high-water level; small children should wear a life vest at any water level.  Included when renting a tube from one of our local outfitters.

-Wear shoes with straps (not flip-flops) and a swimsuit or clothing you do not mind getting wet. River shoes are available for rent at most tubing outfitters.

-Respect other tubers, people walking along the core trail, and fishermen. Try to tube in small groups (about 5 – 10 people).

-Be aware of what you bring with you; you may tip over and lose gear, so it is best to invest in a waterproof container for keys & other valuables. Remember NO alcohol, dogs, or glass allowed on the river.

-Please take everything you bring into our beautiful waters out with you, leave no garbage behind.  Help keep the Yampa River beautiful!

Call us now to book your next stay, 1-877-475-6923.

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