The Yampa Valley

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

The Yampa Valley

The Yampa Valley has a rich historical legacy as the summer hunting grounds of the Ute people for centuries, with the Yampatika Ute and Arapaho tribes visiting the region for its mineral springs, revered as sacred places of both physical and spiritual healing.

RCEDP-Location-MapToday, our cherished Yampa Valley community spans a vast expanse in northwest Colorado, crossing multiple counties. Routt County, home to a total population of 24,829 residents, encompasses not only the vibrant city of Steamboat Springs but also the picturesque towns of Oak Creek, Hayden, and Yampa. Furthermore, the valley is dotted with several tight-knit communities, including Clark, Columbine, Hahns Peak Village, Milner, Phippsburg, Toponas, and more. To the west, is Moffat County, where you'll find the city of Craig and the town of Dinosaur, next to the Dinosaur National Monument along the Colorado-Utah border.

The Yampa Valley boasts a resilient and diverse business community operating across various industry sectors. Notably, Steamboat Springs, the largest community in the valley with a population of 13,224 people, serves as a pivotal hub for economic activity.

Whether you're a local or a newcomer, this is a place where individuals can make a significant impact on the community. Here, a harmonious blend of outdoor adventure, small-town charm, Western independence, and entrepreneurial spirit converge to create a distinctive and thriving community. We extend a warm invitation to explore and discover more about our communities, workforce, sustainability initiatives, infrastructure, and all that makes the Yampa Valley exceptional.


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