The South Routt area of the Yampa Valley encompasses Oak Creek, Phippsburg, Yampa, Toponas and rural properties between. This area begins roughly 25 miles from Steamboat Springs as you head south on Highway 131. These smaller communities have a history and tradition of mining and railroading.
National Forest surrounds many of these towns, which include everything from older single-family homes to large ranches and small 35-acre parcel subdivisions. The Flat Tops Wilderness area is easily accessible from the South Routt area, and hunting, fishing, camping, and river rafting are popular with locals and visitors alike.