Expedia Recognizes Steamboat Springs as one of America’s “30 Most Beautiful Towns”

The view across YVLT-conserved Storm Mountain Ranch, looking into the rugged Walton Creek Canyon. The Yampa Valley has long been renowned for its incredible scenery, defined by its sweeping open space views, rolling hills, meandering rivers and towering snow-capped mountains.  Internet travel giant Expedia recently acknowledged what we have always known: Steamboat Springs is among […]

Emerald Mountain North: 586-Acre Expansion of Howelsen Hill Open Space and Recreation Area

Howelsen Hill and Emerald Mountain, the extraordinary gems creating the backdrop to the City of Steamboat Springs, are much loved by all of those that live, work, visit and play in the beautiful Yampa River Valley.  In an area where outdoor recreation is king and the protection of open land resources reigns as the top […]

South Howelsen Hill Recreation Area and Open Space Acquisition

In December 2008, the City of Steamboat Springs acquired 35 acres straddling the Yampa River on the south side of Emerald Mountain, near Steamboat Springs.  Yampa Valley Land Trust, Routt County, the City of Steamboat Springs and Great Outdoors Colorado combined efforts to preserve this open-space for public recreation, including biking, hiking, and wildlife viewing […]