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Yampa Bench Bike/Yampa River Raft, Dinosaur National Monument (Multisport: 2-Days Bike/5-Days Raft)

offered by supplier M06502 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): Utah   Colorado  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: June
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1180 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1365 US Dollar (USD)

Trip Details:
- Minimum Age: 12 years
- Level: Intermediate
- Meeting Place: Vernal, Utah 7:00 a.m.
- Dates: June 7, 14, 21

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Meet group at Holiday Expeditions headquarters in Vernal, Utah. A one and a half hour van ride, takes us to Iron Springs Overlook for a magnificent view of things to come. Time to fill your water bottle and adjust your bike seat for one of the most spectacular downhill glides on the Colorado Plateau. Seven miles and two thousand vertical feet later we will have made the descent from the high plateau through Sand Canyon to the Yampa Bench. Riding along the mostly level bench takes us past breathtaking overlooks where we can view the Yampa River one-thousand feet below. We will camp near Johnson Canyon, where a short hike reveals an area noted for its rare plants.

Day 2: Day two will be our most ambitious day of biking (20-25 miles). A morning roller coaster ride takes us past the old Baker homestead, beyond Haystack Rock to the beginning of our climb over Blue Mountain's Ridge tops. Two miles and 700 vertical feet of pedaling deliver us into Bear Valley, where we receive our reprieve; several miles of smooth sailing. We will camp this evening at the head of Disappointment Draw with distant views of the Yampa Valley.

Day 3: This day begins with a short morning ride before hiking down disappointment draw. Support vehicles transfer bikes and equipment back to headquarters, and you board the rafts at Deerlodge Park. The Yampa River's speedy flow takes you over many miles and abundant rapids.

Day 4: Big Joe rapid usually marks the beginning of this day. Extra time provides opportunities for hiking and exploring up Johnson Canyon into Signature Cave where pre-Columbian Indians took shelter.

Day 5: The Yampa meanders past such attractions as The Grand Overhang, Cleopatra's Couch and Tiger Wall. A heavy flash flood in 1965 down Warm Springs Draw choked the Yampa with boulders, forming the river's largest rapid.

Day 6: The Yampa joins the Green River at Echo Park where the canyon widens before the river circles Steamboat Rock. Here the river enters Whirlpool Canyon. The afternoon may be spent at Jones Hole Creek - a blue-ribbon trout stream with side canyon petroglyphs and waterfall.

Day 7: Peaceful morning in Rainbow and Island Park areas before entering another massive gorge. The Green's powerful forces cut laterally through Split Mountain's uplifted and colorful core. Rapids abound before the take out and a 35-minute ride back to Vernal.

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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- YampaBench/Yampa: $1,365.00
- Group/Youth: $1,180.00 (8 or more)
- $5 per person Dinosaur National Monument entrance fee
- Deposit: $300.00 per person.

Cancellation Policy:
- If cancellations are made prior to 90 days before the trip, monies will be refunded less a $50.00 service charge per person.
- If cancellations are made within 90 days and outside of 45 days of the trip date monies will be refunded less a $100.00 service charge per person.
- Cancellation of a trip is very unlikely, but we reserve the right to cancel any trip due to river or weather conditions or the lack of sufficient reservations. A full refund will be made if such is the case.

Supplier Information
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Apr 1997
Client Request Served: 426

As we close the 20th Century our relationship with wilderness has changed. Wild places are no longer feared. Now their scarcity and value is recognized. We all started there. No wonder our spirits are renewed when we return. We've been going there for over 47 years. Sharing the most spectacular landscapes on earth...

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