Yampa River - Sarvis Creek

Opening Access to Coveted Trophy Trout Water on the Upper Yampa

In 2013, WRC purchased a small but important piece of property at the confluence of Sarvis Creek and the Yampa River. The acquisition opened new access to a coveted stretch of fly fishing water and winter elk hunting grounds only 13 miles from Steamboat Springs. (Photo by David Dietrich)

By purchasing the 45-acre Hubbard's Summer Place, WRC conserve the only unprotected land within an area that is otherwise safeguarded by wilderness, parks and wildlife area. (Photo by David Dietrich)

The upper Yampa River is home to rainbow trout, brown trout and mountain whitefish. It flows northeast from Stagecoach Reservoir through stands of lodgepole pine and Englemann spruce and is joined by Sarvis Creek 13 miles from Steamboat Springs. (Photo by David Dietrich)

The 45-acre Hubbard's Summer Place is both an inholding and an edgeholding in the Routt National Forest. WRC is working to convey the property to the Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service. (Photo by Dennis Kuntz)

The Yampa River flows from its headwaters in the Flat Tops Wilderness to the Green River, a tributary of the Colorado River. (Photo by David Dietrich)

The Sarvis Creek parcel includes the only unprotected lands within the footprint of Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area. (Photo by Dennis Kuntz)