The Yampa-Egeria Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Yampa, CO, and Routt County through its historical photographs, artifacts, and exhibits. Step into the fully renovated 1904 Yampa bank and see the past come alive.
From the mid to late-1800s, Ute Indians, miners, and homesteaders wandered this land in waves. It was not until 1861 when Captain Edward L. Berthoud dubbed the region Egeria Park because of its many waterways reminiscent of the Roman water nymph. In 1883, Ute’s favorite edible plant—Yampa—gave the town its official name.
Once a critical stop for several area stagecoach lines, the town has never fully lost its historic charm. A visit here means encountering ranchers, cowboys, and sheep grazing in nearby pastures. Explore this pioneering town and see what life was like more than a century ago.
What to Expect
The Yampa-Egeria Museum is located inside a restored 1904 bank complete with its vault. Spend an hour exploring the history of Yampa through a collection of photographs and artifacts that showcase this forgotten stagecoach stop where weary travelers once rested for the night.
When you’re finished, step outside and explore the rest of Yampa’s historic district. Within walking distance, you’ll discover the old jail where you can get your picture taken, the antique opera house where Yampa’s elite once flocked, and two early 1900s hotels where ghosts roam the halls.
Admission and Hours
Tours are self-guided but experienced docents are available to answer questions. Donations are encouraged. Hours vary throughout the week and season. Phone ahead before visiting.
Address: 100 Main St, Yampa, CO 81641
Season: Varies, please call ahead