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Routt County Colorado, has a population of roughly 22,000 people. It is more or less divided evenly between urban and rural dwellers. Ninety-five percent of the inhabitants are white. Slightly over 1 % are aboriginal peoples to the area and 3% Latin American. Routt County is in the northwestern part of the state. There are several lakes, streams and parks here.
Steamboat Springs is a ski resort destination in the area. Two hot springs bathing locations are located here. One has had slides installed and the other has been maintained with its natural features. In the early 19th Century, trappers began to settle in the area which was already inhabited by the Ute aboriginal people. Ranchers came close behind and by late in the century the Natives were forced out.
Skiing was a principle means of travel in the harsh winter months. It was not until the 1960s that ski resorts began to open here to attract winter tourists. In the summer months the Yampa River also attracts sports aficionados drawn to kayaking, rafting, tubing and fishing.
This is the largest of Colorado’s 64 counties. There are abundant parks here and scenic locations. There are also dozens of historic locations throughout Steamboat Springs and the county as a whole.
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The Wine Festival at Steamboat is an annual event first held in 2003. Hundreds of wines and spirits are at this 4-day event featuring wine and culinary agility to soothe the senses. (http://www.steamboatwinefestival.com/)
In 2009, the first Annual Steamboat All Arts Fest was held in this same town. It is a four day event in late August featuring art work by local and national talents inspired by natural surroundings. This free event is aimed at reaching young and old tastes in performance and visual mediums. (http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/info/events/sbcccalendarevent.steamboat.all.arts.fest.2009.item.asp)
The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park have been occurring together since 1980. The Art in the Park dates back further, to 1970. This 2-day July event begins with some 40 hot air balloons launching. They hover for much of the day beneath the artwork on exhibition below. (http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/info/events/sbcccalendarevent.hot_air_balloon_rodeo_09.item.asp)
The Annual Winter Carnival here has nearly a century of being celebrated. It is held in February. The event is organized by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. Children and adults may enter the competitions with advance registration, which is required. (http://www.steamboat-chamber.com/info/events/sbcccalendarevent.winter_carnival_09.item.asp)
In 2008, the first Steamboat Brewers Festival was held, adding to the dozens of annual events in this town and in the county. There is live music as well as root beer for kids and non-drinkers though the featured activity is tasting the local brews. (http://www.steamboatbrewersfestival.com/)
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United Airlines flies from Sydney (SYD) to this destination (HDN) in 22 hours and 53 minutes. An Australian Consulate-General is located in this city to provide services to visiting Australians. (http://www.losangeles.consulate.gov.au/)