a river in NW Colorado, flowing W into the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. 250 miles (402 km) long.

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Historical Examples of yampa

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

  • Just below the affluence of the Snake with the Yampa a strange phenomenon is observed.

  • 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.