Living in South Routt County
South Routt County is located in one of the more picturesque parts of Colorado. Also known as “Upper Yampa Valley”, the Yampa River flows in its infancy from the headwaters high in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. The Flattops – an aptly named mountain range visible from most parts of the valley- offer year-round recreational opportunities. South Routt consists of 4 separate communities as well as a diverse mix large ranches and recreational acreage. Immigrants from around the world worked the coal mines in South Routt from the early 1900s. Mining success brought the railroad to nearby Phippsburg, and the rail line continued through Oak Creek. Gatway to the famed Flat tops Mountains and the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway, the town of Yampa began as a hunting camp in the 1880s. Freight wagons and stagecoaches were prominent in town. The Egeria Park region encompasses the town of Yampa, and the community of Toponas to the south. A visit here will take you back in time to a slower paced way of life that endures today as ranching and agriculture continues to be our mainstays.
Major Communities Include
Oak Creek, Phippsburg, Yampa, Toponas
Flat Top Wilderness Area, Yampa River, Routt National Forest
Events and Celebrations
4th of July Celebration - Yampa's Historic Moffat Avenue, built double-width to accommodate freight wagons and stagecoaches, cattle and sheep drives, rodeos and horse races, remains a dirt street and now hosts cowboy polo and other 4th of July events.
June - Oak Creek's Taste of South Routt
Oak Creek Labor Day Celebration - The community has been staging a large Labor Day event celebrating hard working miners since 1913. Today the event is one of Colorado's largest, featuring a parade, barbeque, games and contests.
Mountains and Parks Journeys
Gore Pass Journey
Buffalo Pass Journey
MLS Areas Include
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