Steamboat Real Estate Blog

The Routt County Fair is celebrating its 105th birthday this year!

That’s right, in 1914 Routt County residents began to meet to celebrate our county’s agricultural heritage. Some of their descendents still  compete in the fair each year, showing off their agricultural feats to the crowd. As the fair ends on August 18, it’s best to run over now to check out the action!

At the fair you can get a taste of the rodeo with events such as the pig wrestling, youth bull riding, and mini bronc bustin’. There is also a home arts competition for baked goods and art. At night there is a barn dance where you can show off your best swing dancing and two-stepping skills. Tonight there will even be a demolition derby at 7:30 pm!

The most famous part of the

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Once a month we will write on a cool part of Steamboat that we feel showcases the town’s character. 

The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund has a goal to get people outside and into the great outdoors. 

In Steamboat hiking, biking, or even just strolling down your favorite trail would not be possible without the hard work responsible for keeping the trail safe to both humans and the environment. The Trail Maintenance Endowment fund manages this by determining the need and priorities required to tend to Steamboat’s greatest trails.

There are several ways that they do this, through the establishment of the Friends of the Wilderness, a group that volunteers to fell trees and patrol the forest.

Recently, The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund has

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Welcome to the just listed 37625 Saddle Mountain Drive!

This immaculate and exceptionally maintained 3816 sq. ft. custom built legacy country cottage sits on over 6 acres with sweeping views from every room including Sleeping Giant, the Zirkel Wilderness Area, the Steamboat Resort Ski Area and the Yampa River. Sits on year round county maintained County Road 179 with unencumbered access. 37625 Saddle Mountain Drive is 5 minutes from Milner, 5 minutes from Saddle Mountain Ranch, 12 minutes from Steamboat and 12 minutes from Hayden. Zoning allows for a barn or outbuilding. With 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and the home is Turnkey- tastefully decorated, fully furnished and ready to move in. With spacious interior and exterior living spaces, soaring ceilings

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Becoming a Steamboat local is a special moment. Suddenly you seem much cooler to all of your friends outside of town, and not only that, but you become friends with everyone in town too. Here is my carefully-researched check-list for you to know that you are truly a Steamboat local.

1. Meeting Billy Kidd

Billy Kidd is a Steamboat Legend that everyone is somehow friends with. This is probably due to the fact that he always seems to have a presence at special events around town and on the mountain. Billy Kidd won a silver and bronze medal in slalom skiing in the 1964 Olympics. Around town, he is also famous for telling everyone he meets that “Anyone can be an Olympian.” If you ever want to ski with Billyl, just listen to the daily snow report to

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All around Steamboat there is folklore about the mountains and the springs. One of the more famous stories, passed down from the Ute tribe, is the story of Sleeping Giant.

This story is based on the shape of Elk Mountain, as it looks like a person is asleep to the west of Steamboat.

The story goes like this:

Long ago there was a giant who lived among the people of the Yampa Valley. The giant was granted immortality as long as he did not harm anyone.

But an ogre came to the Yampa Valley to attack the people that lived there. The giant felt that it was his duty to protect the people he loved, so he enticed the ogre to go to Steamboat Lake, where the ogre fell into quicksand and died. The people were saved but the giant had broken his oath,

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August Events in Steamboat

Also known as the month that everyone works off the calories they gained during 4th of July barbeques

PikNik Theatre August 1-8

This yearly festival features talented local and national actors performing Shakespeare and original plays around town. The performances this summer will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Bee Man of Orn.

Steamboat Stinger August 10-11

The race that reminds you that Steamboat is the home of Olympians. The mountain bike course is 50+ miles while the trail running course is 26.2 miles. You can do either, or if you really want to be sore on Monday, you can compete in the full Queen Bee or King Sting, where you do both the 50 mile bike course on Saturday and then the marathon on

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North Routt offers many fun things to do during the summertime. Here’s what we thought would be fun to do for a day in North Routt, with a little explanation on the activities!

A Day in North Routt:

6 a.m. Morning hike up Hahns Peak

9 a.m. Get back into Hahns Peak Village

10 a.m. Breakfast at Hahns Peak Roadhouse (open at 7:30 am)

11 a.m. Go next door to the Hahns Peak Historical Society

Noon: Eat Lunch at the Hahns Peak Cafe

1 p.m.-3 p.m. Paddleboard and play at Steamboat Lake

4 p.m. Visit the Clark Store to get ice cream and purchase s’more making materials for camping

5 p.m. Set up camp

6 p.m. Go Fly fishing at Pearl Lake

7 p.m. Eat dinner at the campsite

8 p.m. S’mores and Campfire banana boats

9 p.m. Enjoy

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Everybody has a favorite movie growing up. In Routt County, I think we each hold one particularly close to our hearts due to its relation to our area’s rich history. That movie is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

While a majority of the movie was filmed a bit south of us, Butch Cassidy and Sundance were outlaws up in Brown’s Park, about two hours to the west of Steamboat at the Utah border. This is where they started the Hole in the Wall gang and began their robbing spree.

Steamboat now may seem like a peaceful place, but in the early 19th century it saw its fair share of outlaws. Most deadly was Harry Tracy. Tracy was a member of the Hole in the Wall Gang, where he successfully completed many robberies before becoming  notorious within Northwest

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