Steamboat Springs and Surrounding Communities
Something for everyone! Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, or simply enjoy the down-home western heritage and charm of the Yampa Valley, there is a home for you here! Routt County was created out of the western portion of Grand County on January 29, 1877. It was named in honor of John Long Routt, the last territorial and first state governor of Colorado. The western portion of Routt County was split off to form Moffat County on February 27, 1911.
Routt County is comprised of 2,368 square miles, of which 2,362 square miles is land and 6.1 square miles is water.
Additionally, it is home to four nationally protected areas; Mount Zirkel Wilderness, Routt National Forest, Sarvis Creek Wilderness, White River National Forest
It is also home to four state protected areas; Pearl Lake State Park, Stagecoach State Park, Steamboat Lake State Park, Yampa River State Park
Needless to say, there is plenty to do in the greater Steamboat Springs area all year round! So, picking your favorite spot is part of the fun to finding your Steamboat home!