power plant, visible far below in the Yampa
Tubing down the Yampa
River in Steamboat Springs, past bubbling hot sulfur springs.
and Green River Service, Dinosaur Monument, Utah.
Meanwhile, Vail-area interests have purchased water from the Yampa
River headwaters above Steamboat Springs.
Come July, the Yampa
River flows through Steamboat Springs at an amiable pace--perfect for tubers.
To find appreciable amounts of water then means going farther west--to the Yampa
River near Steamboat Springs, to the White River near Meeker, or to the Colorado River west of Glenwood Springs.
* STEAMBOAT: Hazie's This refined yet homey bistro takes in sunsets that sweep the Yampa
Valley and the dense aspen glades as the lights of Steamboat wink below.
Another time he and Jim Orr, also one of our boatmen, tried to run the still unconquered Cross Mountain rapid in the upper Yampa
, had their wooden boat smashed, lost all their equipment, and spent two hungry days getting out of the canyon and across twenty miles of desert.
It's a rare rainy summer day in Hayden, a town of about 1,600 in the Yampa
Valley on the Western Slope of Colorado, located between Steamboat Springs and Craig.