This update covers our visit to Steamboat Lake State Park as well as Hahns Peak. We were disappointed to find a lot of Steamboat Lake State Park closed. We did manage to see parts of it. They had a heavy snow a few weeks ago and had to close the camping area etc.
We really enjoyed visiting the historic village across the street from the park.
Hahns Peak is a tiny, former mining village north of Steamboat Springs. It sits at the foot of Hahns Peak, an extinct Volcano, and across from Steamboat Lake State Park.
Hahns Peak is now a quite residential historical district. It was founded around 1865 as a gold mining camp and housed the first Post Office and School in Routt County.
The Hahns Peak Historical Society preserves 15 of the town’s earliest buildings including a schoolhouse and historic cabin. There is also a museum, but it was closed during our visit.
The town began as a mining camp around 1865. It boomed in 1876, garnering it the first post office in Routt County, as well a stint as the county seat. You never know what you will find while visiting this area, Hahns Peak was a very nice surprise. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Check back later for more from our Colorado adventures.