Hahns Peak is a tiny, former mining village north of Steamboat Springs. It sits at the foot of Hahns Peak, an extinct volcano, and across from Steamboat Lake. Combined with Clark just to the south, the area has a few restaurants, two general stores, and several lodging options.
The town began as a mining camp around 1865. It boomed in 1876, garnering it the first post office in Routt County, as well a stint as the county seat. Hahns Peak Historical Society preserves 15 of the town’s earliest buildings including a schoolhouse and historic cabin. There is also a museum.
Routt National Forest – Hahns Peak Lake is among numerous sections of national forest near Hahns Peak.
Hahns Peak Lake – This is a little more secluded than Steamboat Lake, but not nearly as big. It’s easy to get to and cost $5 or so for your vehicle. It’s run by the National Forest.
Year round recreation is readily available, with 2 state parks and Routt National Forest all close by. Water sports, groomed cross country skiing, snowmobile, horseback riding, ATV, hunting and hiking.
- Steamboat and Pearl Lake state parks have 188 and 36 sites respectively.
- Free dispersed car camping can be found in Routt National Forest.
- Hahns Peak Lake Recreation Area has a campground.
- The three larger lakes in the area, Hahns Peak Lake, Pearl Lake and Steamboat Lake allow fishing for a day use fee.
- Wooden Ski Rendezvous – February
- Coureur des Bois Cross Country Ski Marathon – March
- North Routt Chili Cook Off – May
- 4th of July Ice Cream Special – July
- Summer Arts & Crafts Fair – August
- Pre-Thanksgiving Community Dinner – November
Things to do near Hahns Peak