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Routt County is one of the 64 counties in the state of Colorado. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 23,509. The county
Steamboat Springs. Routt County was created on January
29, 1877 from Grand County. The county is named in
honor of John Long Routt, the first Governor of the State of Colorado.
Routt County comprises the Steamboat Springs, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Routt County is named in honor of John Long Routt, the first Governor of the State of Colorado.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Routt County was created out of the western portion of Grand County on January 29, 1877. The county was named in honor of John Long Routt, the last territorial and first state governor of Colorado. The western portion of Routt County was split off to form Moffat County on February 27, 1911.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,368 square miles (6,133 km2), of which, 2,362 square miles (6,116 km2) of it is land and 6 square miles (17 km2) of it (0.27%) is water.
Routt county is located in northwest Colorado. The Continental
Divide National Scenic Trail, Fish Creek Falls National Recreation
Trail, Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway, Great Parks Bicycle Route and Swamp
Park National Recreation Trail are located in Routt county.
Bordering counties are as follows: