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RCEDP leads long-term economic sustainability efforts across the Yampa Valley, working in collaboration with state, regional, and local partners.
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Western Tradition + Outdoor Recreation

What do you get when you mix the Western traditions of agriculture and open space with hiking, skiing, biking, camping, paddling, hunting and fishing? Routt County, the heart of NW Colorado.

Unincorporated Routt County includes the communities of Clark, Hahns Peak, Milner, Phippsburg, Toponas and Stagecoach, all with great natural beauty, an uncrowded rural lifestyle, and access to outdoor recreation.

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Hayden, CO Logo | Communities of Yampa Valley | RCEDP

The Town of Hayden is the Heart of the Yampa Valley. A growing community that respects and welcomes all neighbors and visitors and has lofty plans for the future. With values rooted in the deep history of our town, we grow wisely into the future. Today, we have so much to offer our neighbors and visitors, and those offerings grow every year.

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Nestled neatly in Colorado’s rich and fertile Yampa Valley, Oak Creek, Colorado is a statutory town located in Routt County on Hwy 131, 17 miles south of Steamboat Springs. The town’s population of just under 1,000 comprises a lively collection of people, from local ranching families to folks from all over the country. With activities and attractions from snow skiing to boating and horseback riding to hiking in the National Forest, we also entertain visitors from all over the world. Have a look around to find out more about our town, and discover all the ways that Oak Creek is made for – Four Seasons of Fun!

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Founded in 1900, Steamboat Springs is a thriving, authentic city with its roots deeply planted in the American West. At 6,700’ in the Rocky Mountains, this northwest Colorado community is home to year-round recreation, a historic downtown, vibrant businesses, active arts and culture, unique events, celebrated mineral springs, outstanding educational opportunities, and an 80-year Olympian tradition. All with the free-flowing Yampa River running right through the heart of it all.

Steamboat Springs, as a community, acknowledges that this land is part of the homelands of the Indigenous Ute Tribes. Steamboat further acknowledges the continual fortitude of indigenous culture of Native Americans today. We will work to uplift Native Americans and strive for equality in our communities and beyond.

The City of Steamboat Springs welcomes you with warm hearts, generations of history and heritage, along with a genuine tradition that honors the past while focusing on its future.

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Yampa, CO Logo | Communities of Yampa Valley | RCEDP

Gateway to the famed Flat Tops Wilderness, Yampa began as a hunting camp in the 1880s. Freight wagons and stagecoaches were prominent in town and later, agriculture and a booming lumber industry in the forests surrounding Yampa kept life buzzing.
The Egeria Park region encompasses the Town of Yampa. A visit here will take you back in time to a slower paced way of life that endures today as ranching and agriculture continue to be our mainstays.

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