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Old 1 Week Ago   #1
 
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Yampa Must Do Hikes

I will be heading to the Yampa in about 10 days and wondering what y'all think are "must do" hikes for this trip. I know about Bull Canyon from Harding and Jones Creek. What other hikes would you recommend?

Thanks in advance,
Jim

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It's a short hike, but check out signature cave.
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Whispering cave is a nice little jaunt from Echo park when you stop for water for some air conditioning, take a headlamp if you want to venture into the cracks. There are pictographs further up the road but nothing too exciting. I've never done Mantle's cave but it looks kind of cool.
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Old 6 Days Ago   #4
 
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It's a short hike, but check out signature cave.
+1 on this. great views from the cave back towards the river. have a great float!
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another shorter hike is river right before the confluence with the green. it provides great views of steamboat rock, echo park and the confluence itself.
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Starvation Canyon has a fun scramble/hike from the Big Joe campsite. Mantle Cave is a short hike, but an interesting spot to check out. Sand Canyon is also pretty cool. If your group is up for a little light scrambling, then follow the canyon up. If you prefer a more straightforward hike, there's a trail up to the left that skips the little slot canyon part at the beginning and joins back up with the canyon trail ~1/4 mile up.
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Sand Canyon is surprisingly awesome. Signature Cave is a must. Wagon Wheel Point above Harding Hole if you're camped there. I didn't love Mantle Cave. Really feels like a front country destination with all the signage and everything. We've had good luck just stopping and walking random places. There's lots of rock art hiding in that canyon.
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We hiked to the waterfall at Jones Hole. We got a late start ~5pm. Mid May conditions meant it wasn't the warmest. Lost that wilderness feeling with seeing all the people from the other 3 Jones sites, and the people that had hiked down from the hatchery. Wouldn't likely do it again, unless we got there super early in the day to kill some hours fishing.
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There is a nice hike at Mathers. Go to the cliff wall. Go left. You will find the trail.
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