Steamboat Springs is located in Routt County, 155 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado. This beautiful area of the country has the best of both worlds – a thriving community with a variety of stores, restaurants and modern conveniences – surrounded by mountain wilderness, spectacular scenery and a multitude of outdoor activities. The elevation of the City of Steamboat Springs is 6,695 feet, with Mount Werner and the Steamboat Ski Area towering 10,565 feet above town. Mining, ranching and trapping were the main staple of the economy here until 1960, when the first skiers descended the slopes of Storm Mountain, renamed Mt. Werner after hometown Olympic skier Buddy Werner. Today, the economy is supported by a balance of industry, agriculture and tourism, from world-wide corporations to family-owned businesses.
Routt County provides a natural setting for all of the most popular outdoor activities. Bike for miles and miles on the paved trail along the Yampa River or challenge yourself on the mountain trail systems. Hiking, horseback riding, ATVs, fly fishing, boating, kayaking, swimming, soaking in the hot mineral springs, tennis, skating, snowmobiling, Nordic and Alpine skiing – all this within a 10 mile radius! The population of Routt County at the time of the 2010 census was 23,989 with the population of Steamboat Springs estimated at 12,088. Steamboat has public and private schools as well as a nationally-accredited college that now offers full four year degree programs. The Yampa Valley Regional Airport offers full-service commercial air travel 20 minutes from town, and the Yampa Valley Medical Center is a state-of-the-art health care facility in Steamboat. There are many business opportunities in Steamboat Springs and Routt County. From construction, to location neutral business, to massage therapy, you’ll find a market here.
Routt County has four distinct seasons and ideal year-round climate. Summer daytime temperatures average around 80 degrees, with cool evenings dipping to the 40s. Winter’s cold temperatures bring champagne powder to our mountains! The snowfall accumulation in the City of Steamboat Springs is around half of what falls on Mt. Werner, so don’t let the snow reports scare you! Fall brings a spectacular display of color when the aspen leaves change to gold and red, the air is crisp and the sunny days are warm through October! Spring is a time when rain and snow give way to lush emerald meadows abundant with wildlife and migratory birds on their way to summer destinations.