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[yam-puh] /ˈyæm pə/
a river in NW Colorado, flowing W into the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. 250 miles (402 km) long. Unabridged
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  • Just below the affluence of the Snake with the Yampa a strange phenomenon is observed.

  • When above, we can look up the Yampa for a distance of several miles.

  • Here a stop was made for several days, and one evening some of us took a boat and went up the Yampa a little distance.

    The Romance of the Colorado River Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • Then the chief and Edward took the baskets, and went down the stream in search of Yampa, a root much used for food by the Indians.

  • It is doubtful whether the country as far east as the North Platte and south to the Yampa was intensively exploited.

  • We were camped on the right bank of the Yampa as the left was a bottom land covered with cedars and we preferred higher ground.

    A Canyon Voyage Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • The Major during an exploring trip from the eastward in 1868 had reached the Yampa Canyon, but he could not cross it.

    A Canyon Voyage Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • Of course they were all still tired from the strain of Lodore, and they were not enthusiastic about seeing the Yampa.

    A Canyon Voyage Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • I was entirely satisfied not to go with the Yampa party and I believe all the others left behind felt much the same.

    A Canyon Voyage Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • A delightful episode of this camp was a row which several  of us made up the Yampa in the moonlight.

    A Canyon Voyage Frederick S. Dellenbaugh

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