Grab sunscreen: Yampa River is open for tubing |

Grab sunscreen: Yampa River is open for tubing

The Yampa River west of Steamboat Spring seen here at high flow due to a mountain snow pack on June 7.
RJ Sangosti | Special to the Daily

Conditions on a Colorado river are meeting standards for commercial tubing companies to open their doors for the first time this summer.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today reported that parts of the Yampa River flowing through Steamboat Springs have slowed and lowered for tubing season to launch.

Peter Van De Carr said the Yampa is no lazy river and features water drops over rocks and other obstructions.

City and company officials encourage tubers to use life vests on the water at all times.

The river opened for tubing in mid-June last year.

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