Spring snow and rising water – May 2022 Routt Recap

Routt County during the month of May, as documented by Hallie Myhre.

May in Routt County is usually the start of spring, however, we are known to get a snowstorm, or five! The grass begins to turn green and leaves are popping up on trees, but you still might wake up to a few inches of snow on your car in the morning!

Steamboat is only a few hours from many popular concert venues on the front range. It’s common for many locals to make the drive to see some of their favorite artists on stage. Me and what seemed like a quarter of the town drove to the Ball Area to see Zach Bryan, Cody Johnson, and Luke Combs in concert. Well worth the 6 hours of driving if you ask me.

The creeks and rivers in the Yampa Valley were rushing high and fast as temperatures rose and spring storms brought more precipitation. Every afternoon there is almost always someone kayaking, boogie boarding, rafting, or paddleboarding on the A, C, or D hole in preparation for the annual Yampa River Festival.

In May attended the spring RLI (Realtors Land Institute) meeting in Durango. Members of the Colorado chapter meet quarterly to present listings, discuss buyer needs and network with other brokers in the land industry. I also attended the educational session where we learned about recreational properties, land owner tags, and more. It was a great couple days filled with great food and people!