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
Featured Routt County blog
Deep Successes and Powder Dreams: Steamboat Powdercats – Buffalo Pass, a mecca for backcountry skiing and riding, consistently boasts Colorado’s deepest annual snowpack with depths in the 500+ inch range every year. It’s also only a quick, 20-minute…
Winter Walk to Steamboat’s Fish Creek Falls – Steamboat Springs is well known throughout Colorado for its champagne powder skiing, natural hot springs and sensational shopping & dining. Over the winter months, most travelers miss out on…
Winter Ice Fishing by Steamboat Springs – In the winter Stagecoach Reservoir freezes over and traditional fishing turns into ice fishing. The reservoir is large and there are usually ice fishers out there everyday during the season. The park is located…
Getting Lost on the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway – The Flat Tops Trail is a remarkable place to get away to and enjoy nature in Northwest Colorado. Connecting Meeker and Yampa, this 82 mile byway is suitable for mostly all cars.The drive takes anywhere…
Racing down Steamboat’s Yee-Haw Tubing Hill – After a few exciting days on the slopes, it was time put the skies away for a day. Saddleback Ranch’s Yee-Haw Tubing Hill is located about twenty minutes outside downtown Steamboat Springs…
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