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Visitor Robert Lott, front, along with friends Kevin and Chris Boddy float down the Yampa River on Friday afternoon. The Yampa fell below 700 cfs Wednesday, allowing commercial tubing. However, officials warn tubers that life vests and proper shoes should be used.

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Caution urged on Yampa River as commercial tubing season starts in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs resident John Fielding and his son will tell you that the 700 cubic feet per second mark that signifies the start of commercial tubing season on the Yampa River doesn’t mean a mild, lazy river float.


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