About Routt County, Colorado.  

Routt Country was created from a segment Grand County on January 29th, 1877.     Named after John Long Routt, the first state governor of Colorado, the county sprawls over 2,300 square miles of pristine land.     According to the 2010 census the population was 23,000+.   The county seat is Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Today, Steamboat Springs is known as a destination for recreation.   In the 1960s, Storm Mountain was developed as a resort ski mountain.    Storm Mountain was later renamed to Mt. Werner after a local skier and Olympian, Buddy Werner who was killed in an avalanche.     Present day Steamboat Springs is a world-class destination for skiing, biking, fishing, and more!

Areas of Routt County 


Steamboat Springs Mountain Base Area & Downtown

Steamboat Springs is made up of two main areas, Downtown (also known as old town) and the Mountain Area.    Downtown you will find an assortment of stores and dining along the Yampa River.    The Mountain area is made of up the Steamboat Ski resort nestled around Mt. Werner.  Around the ski area you can find a mixture of condos, single-family homes, townhomes and hotels.




Steamboat's Surrounding Areas

The areas just outside of Downtown and the Mountain area offer an opportunity to live away from the busier areas of town but still well within reach of the amenities that Steamboat Springs has to offer.    Housing in the surrounding area varies from assorted subdivisions to ranches offering sprawling acreage.    Well known areas include the Elk Mountain, also know is the “Sleeping Giant”, Elk River, and South Valley.




Stagecoach is about a 25-minute drive from Steamboat via RCR 131 and RCR 14.  Stagecoach is considered a more rural area of living than Steamboat proper. Known as a bedroom community of Steamboat, it’s more rural living offers big game hunting, fishing, and boating. After a short-lived two year run as a competing ski market to Steamboat, the ski hill was closed in 1974.   With over 1700 of vertical feet and a base elevation of 7400+ feet, Stagecoach Ski area is now considered a lost ski hill. To learn more about Stagecoach visit our website:   www.buyandsellstagecoach.com


North Routt County

The area north of RCR 56, also known as “North Routt” is home to many activities. From hiking Hahns peak trail to paddle boarding at Steamboat Lake, North Routt County offers a variety of outdoor actives that any enthusiast would enjoy.   There is access to the well know day hike the “Zirkel Circle” and anyone venturing to North Routt should stop by the Clark County Store to stock up on any supplies for their trip.


South Routt County

Oak Creek, Phippsburg, Yampa and Toponas or the area known to many as “South Routt” is surrounded by rolling hills and amazing views of the Flat Top Mountains.   These smaller towns consist of large and small ranches and offer access to the Flattop Wilderness Area, Gore and Lynx Pass, and Greenridge Mountain.    



Hayden is located 22 miles west of Steamboat Springs and offers an affordable housing market in comparison to Steamboat.  Home to the Yampa Valley Regional Airport, many travelers pass through Hayden when flying into or out of Steamboat Springs.