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Warm Springs Rapids Must See Documentary

Warm Springs Rapid is one of the West’s classic whitewater experiences.

Located in the deep canyons of Dinosaur National Monument on the Yampa River, the rapid is both feared and loved. Nearly 50 years ago, heavy rain produced a large debris flow that burst from side canyons and into the river creating what we know today as Warm Springs Rapid. River rafting was still in its early days at that time and one of the first boatman attempting to navigate the Warm Springs was thrown into the rapid and drowned. Since then the rapid has mellowed but still occupies a position of fable and nostalgia in the stories of river lore.

Alongside the rapid the Yampa River has also seen many of river running’s early days. From early do it yourselfers to now, Warm Springs is a story full of history, culture and a river that has captured the heart of boatmen and women for generations.

And this only the beginning.


Warm Springs – Full Film from Rig to Flip on Vimeo.


Dvorak Expeditions offers a wide range of fishing trips near DenverDvorak trips

Our Arkansas River guided fishing trips are fully catered including all boating equipment, delicious meals and beverages. Once on shore, we take care of the camp chores and cooking while you kick-back or keep on fishing to your heart’s content. Fishing reels, rods, flies and gear we recommend you use can be rented from us or you are welcome to bring your own. A valid fishing license must also be purchased in the state you wish to fish in which we are happy to help you with.

Bill and Jaci Dvorak have been operating Dvorak Rafting and Kayak Expeditions, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley at the headwaters of the Arkansas River in Colorado, since 1985. Contact us and we can help you plan the perfect adventure for you