There are many ways to beat the summertime heat, but anything that involves rushing water is a no brainer. The Yampa River in Colorado is a fantastic place for a day of tubing and soaking up the sunshine on a clear day. You can cruise along for up to three hours and stay cool while the rapids do all the work.\nThe Yampa River near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, offers a long stretch of sparkling water perfect for a day in nature.\nYou can rent a tube and head down to any of the access points along the river, then float your way down for one to three hours.\nThere are stops along the way so you can explore the town and then jump back in the water to cruise to another section.\nYou can get an individual pass for $4 without a car, or a vehicle pass costs $9.\nThe official website of Steamboat Springs notes that private tubers can start near Fetcher Park, as the upper river is a renowned fishing zone.\nLimited parking can be found at Weiss Park or Fetcher Pond, or you can park at Stockbridge Transit Center and then jump on the bus system's red line to stop 41.\nView this post on Instagram Our bodies may be broken but spirits are high A post shared by Molly (@__mollymaloney__) on Jul 30, 2017 at 1:59pm PDT\nThis will give you the longest ride down the cascades, or head to stop 25 for a float that will drop you back to your car after an afternoon of rushing water and sunshine soaked fun.\nYou can bring your own tube, which can be rented from local outfitters, but they cannot be inflated on the bus.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Adam Silber (@a_silber123) on Sep 20, 2019 at 5:32pm PDT\nThe best time of year to go is from June until August, thanks to rainfall and snowmelt that create light rapids.\nYou can rent any equipment you need from local shops, and it is wise to wear shoes that will stay on during the ride for the rocky bits if you decide to wander by foot.\nView this post on Instagram I was getting ready to blow a kiss so don’t mind my weird hand!! A post shared by cyn conant (@imnotcynconant) on Sep 1, 2019 at 5:58pm PDT\nThere is nothing quite as relaxing as a day out on a lazy river in a stunning natural landscape.\nYampa River Tubing\nPrice: $4 for an individual pass, $9 for a vehicle\nWhen: June - August\nAddress: Fetcher Park Dr., Steamboat Springs, CO\nWhy You Need To Go: You can spend the day floating down this river for some summertime R&R.\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, and animal rights. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and the animals.