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Rafters enjoy a trip down the Yampa with Backdoor Sports. The rafters, clockwise from upper left, includes Mike Rakowski (with baseball hat) Karen Caster, Mary Zius, Jon Doudny, Lewis Dakan, Kevin Schmidt, Kris Yager, and Lynnn Pranga.

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High time for rafting fun in Steamboat Springs

Delayed runoff makes Yampa a late-season roller coaster

For Bucking Rainbow, high water into late June is a blessing. The extended season led to requests by local companies to extend the commercial rafting window as dictated by the city’s Parks, Open Spaces and Recreational Services Department. The opportunity to use city put-ins and takeouts usually expires July 6.


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