ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

Awesome views on the drive to Steamboat Lake State Park..

Visitor Center at Steamboat Lake S.P.

The park is surrounded with snow-capped mountains, it is a beautiful park...

Only part of the lake area was open, they had a lot...

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The park has a lot of nice trails...

We wished we could see more, but the rest was closed..

Our next stop was Hahns Peak, it is right across the street...

It was a really cool old historic town..

This is the oldest cabin in town...

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The museum was closed today..

The school too...

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Last one, don't miss this cool town if you are in the...


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.

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