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 the stars and the campfire
10 p.m. Go to bed
Attractions in North Routt
Hahns Peak: Hahns Peak is a staple of North Routt, offering a great early morning hike for anyone interested. The area around the mountain actually served as Routt County’s seat from 1878 to 1912. Named after the miner Joseph Henn who found gold on the mountain, Hahns Peak is known for its views and for the community that sprung up close to the mountain. This now includes Steamboat Lake, the Hahns Peak Roadhouse, and the town of Clark. Also at the top of Hahns Peak is the Hahns Peak Fire Lookout Tower built in 1912 with the help of pack horses bringing pieces up the mountain. You can still visit this structure today at the top of the mountain, but try to hike up it early as afternoon storms can bring dangerous lightning if you're above treeline.
Steamboat Lake: Steamboat Lake is home to fishing, boating, camping, paddle boarding and swimming. Located between several famous mountains including Hahns Peak, Steamboat Lake also offers idyllic views.
Pearl Lake: True to its name, Pearl Lake is a hidden gem in North Routt’s mountains. There you can canoe, fly fish, camp, and hike, all while taking in the gorgeous views Pearl Lake has to offer.
The Clark Store: The Clark Store is a general store, eatery, coffee house, and community hub. The store also has what is widely-regarded as the best ice cream in Routt County. In the Clark Store you will find not only the amenities you need but an opportunity to meet with neighbors, friends, and the rest of the North Routt community.