Riding, Ranches, and Rodeo – June 2022 Routt Recap

June in Routt County, Colorado as documented by Hallie Myhre.

June in Routt County is a favorite (even though I may stay that about every month)! The days are warm, but not too hot, and the evenings are cool. 2022 brought much-needed rain, so the valley is green, the grass is tall and the wildflowers are bright.

Depending on the runoff levels, the Yampa River usually opens up for tubing, a popular activity among all ages. I enjoyed a couple of floats from fetcher pond to the transit center. Just be careful when the water levels are low, as there are lots of rocks to bump into! The Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series starts in June and runs all summer with 20 performances. The local gymkhana takes place on Wednesday nights, where local kids and adults compete in barrels, poles, and team roping. If you have a horse to ride, it’s a fun event to attend each week, if not, it’s still fun to watch!

Although I enjoy going to the rodeo every once in a while, I try to spend as much time on my horse in the mountains in the summer. Riding through aspens with Hobie (the dog) in tow is my favorite way to spend a June evening. If I had time during the day I took the dogs for a walk in one of my favorite areas. The trails behind The Sanctuary are some of the best in town. The loop around the golf course has great views of town, the dogs love playing in Fish Creek and if you can find your way, it’s possible to hike to the upper (and lower) Fish Creek Falls, just make sure you know where you are going.

June is also when the Colorado chapter members of the Realtors Land Institute get together for the Ranch Tour. Each year land brokers meet in a different part of the state to look at property, learn about the market and have a little fun. In 2022 the Ranch Tour was scheduled for Steamboat. Over 50 ranch brokers from around the west met in town and we caravaned across the county, looking at land for two days. I presented one of my listings outside of oak creek to the groups, made new connections, and learned more about ranch real estate from some of the most exceptional brokers in the business.