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(ˈyæm pə)
a river in NW Colorado, flowing W into the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. 250 mi. (402 km) long.
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power plant, visible far below in the Yampa River Valley.
Tubing down the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs, past bubbling hot sulfur springs.
Yampa 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.