[Looking east into Routt County down Highway 40. Photo: Jeffrey Beall] Routt County is a land of many uses in Northwest Colorado. It was named after Colorado’s last territorial and first state governor, John Long Routt. Both the most populated city and county seat is Steamboat Springs.
Gold was found during the Colorado Gold Rush in Hahns Peak in 1864. Today the area is a common retreat for recreationalists, whom camp or day-trip to Hahns Peak Lake, Steamboat Lake or Pearl Lake, all three within minutes of each other. The Routt National Forest is also easy to access throughout the region.
Visit the Routt County Government website.
- Carbon, WY – north
- Eagle – south
- Garfield – south-southwest
- Grand – southeast
- Jackson – east
- Moffat – west
- Rio Blanco – southwest
- Jan – MusicFest at Steamboat Springs
- Jan – Cowboy Downhill in Steamboat Springs
- Feb – Steamboat Winter Carnival
- Mar/Apr – Bud Light Rocks the Boat in Steamboat Springs
- Apr – Steamboat Cardboard Classic
- Apr – Steamboat Pond Skim Closing Day
- Jun – Reds, Whites & Brews in the Boat in Steamboat Springs
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