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Yampa River, D-Hole

Park Range Area, Colorado

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  • Yampa River's D-Hole in Steamboat Springs.- Yampa River, D-Hole
  • The view of D-Hole from the bridge.- Yampa River, D-Hole
  • Tubers and boogie boarders enjoy playing in the hole.- Yampa River, D-Hole
  • D-Hole is also along the Yampa Core River Trail.- Yampa River, D-Hole
  • D-Hole on Yampa River.- Yampa River, D-Hole
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Local swimming hole.
Cons: 
Cold water. Tubers can make the holes crowded.
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Region:
Park Range Area, CO
Congestion: 
Moderate
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Location Type: 
River (moving slowly)
Cliff jumping: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Clear throughout the day.
78°F
44°

Thu

Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
63°F
40°

Fri

Light rain throughout the day.
59°F
37°

Sat

Mixed precipitation starting in the afternoon.
57°F
36°

Sun

Snow (1–3 in.) until afternoon.
43°F
29°

Mon

Clear throughout the day.
53°F
25°

Tue

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
58°F
27°
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Located just below the 13th street bridge, Yampa River's D-Hole is a great play wave and swimming spot. Though it's smaller than its up-river neighbor, Charlie's Hole, this little swimming area has a lot to offer freestyling kayakers in the spring and lazy tubers in the summer. 

The Yampa River Basin includes 250 river miles and approximately 1,798 square miles. The Yampa River's highest flow ever recorded was 33,200 cubic feet per second at Dinosaur National Monument in 1984. The peak flow of the river in Steamboat Springs is in the spring and normally somewhere between 2,000 and 6,000 cfs depending on the snow levels that year. 

Explore more of the Yampa River on the Yampa River Core Trail that runs through Steamboat Springs. If you'd like to tube the river, rental tubing is allowed downstream from the 5th street bridge. Private tubers are encouraged to float from Fetcher Park leaving the upper river available for fishing.

Always be sure to pack out what you bring to the river and practice Leave No Trace

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(3 within a 30 mile radius)

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(13 within a 30 mile radius)

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