The “South Routt” area of the Yampa Valley encompasses the properties in the areas of Oak Creek, Phippsburg, Yampa, Toponas and rural properties in between. This area begins roughly 25 miles from Steamboat Springs, as you head South on Highway 131. These smaller communities have a history and tradition of mining and railroading. National Forest surrounds many of these towns, which include everything from older single family homes to large ranches and small 35-acre parcel subdivisions. There is plenty of recreation to be enjoyed from these communities, including hunting, fishing, camping, and river rafting. The Flat Tops Wilderness area is also easily accessible from the South Routt area.