Grab sunscreen: Yampa River is open for tubing
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.
Skiing is now available in Summit County, Underground Sound continues at the Vilar and area businesses are raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.