Situated in Colorado’s northwest quadrant, this quiet little town 19 miles north of Steamboat Springs serves as the perfect resting point during a trip to Steamboat Lake State Park and easy access to the world class Steamboat ski resort. Driving time to Steamboat is usually less than 30 minutes on County Road 29 connecting with US Route 40 at Steamboat Springs. The population of Clark hovers just below 500 people.
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At elevation of 7,260 ft (2,213 m) the old-fashioned Main Street General Store brims with Colorado souvenirs and tasty snacks. Area ranches invite guests to experience a little bit of the Old West lifestyle.
Steamboat Lake State Park, due north of Clark, offers great scenery and plenty of recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking and off-roading. Clark’s proximity to Steamboat Lake as well as Pearl Lake, and to the nearby Elk River and its tributaries, makes fishing a favorite pastime. The lakeside campsites are favorite hangouts for local Steamboat residents and should be booked in advance. A full-service marina is available for boaters, and hikers can explore more than 60 miles of trails.
Summer brings rainbows of wildflowers, and winter at Steamboat Lake is ideal for ice-fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. However, it’s Clark’s rolling valleys of glowing gold aspens that make fall one of the most beautiful times to visit.
Clark has many well appointed, rustic, lodging opportunities, including the Glen Eden Resort, offering wedding and reception sites, banquets rooms, and cabins, and The Home Ranch, a dude ranch in the summer and fall and a warm and welcoming cross-country ski resort and Steamboat ski lodging option in winter and spring, with six unique lodge rooms and eight distinctive cabins, nestled in the aspens surrounding our lodge.
Other large private homes with multiple guest bedrooms surround the town, including these listings as well as others:
Swordfish Ranch – Mountain View & 7th Night Free, five bedrooms, three baths, sleeps 14
Eighty-two properties are listed for sale in Routt County in July, 2015.
Clark is the home of North Routt Charter School, offering grades K-12, as well as two preschools, an elementary school, and a middle school.