Yampa River is the only free-flowing river in Colorado. It’s not obstructed anywhere by dams or diversions along its 261 miles. A popular spot for tubing, fishing, and kayaking, tube rentals are available at a number of sporting shops downtown. Drop-in from the Fifth Street Bridge in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Float down to the James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge, passing through Steamboat’s whitewater park, outside of town, which takes about an hour.
Address: Fifth Street, Steamboat Springs
Requirements: Kids under 13 must have a life jacket