Northwest Colorado offers wide open spaces, a variety of wildlife, endless recreational opportunities and is steeped in rich history and western tradition! The area borders both Utah and Wyoming with mountains and hills to the east and rugged, colorful canyons to the west and is home to several coal mines and an electrical generating power plant. As the last major free flowing river in the Colorado River Basin, the Yampa River runs through the heart of this region.
The average winter temperature is a high of 37 and a low of 7. The average summer temperature is a high of 77 and a low of 40.
LARGEST CITY: Steamboat Springs. Population of 12,088.
FUN FACT: Utes called the springs in Hot Sulphur Springs "Spiq-uet Pah," or Smoking Water, and bathed in the steaming pools for their healing effects. It is said they led their animals in as well.