Resources & Community Connections

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Your Guide to Agricultural Resources in the Yampa Valley

CAA works to provide connections and share resources for visitors, locals and anyone interested in learning more about agriculture in the Yampa Valley.

Visitor Information

Know Before You Go: Care for Rural Routt County

Planning a visit to rural Routt County? Make sure to understand how to be a responsible and respectful visitor.

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Yield to Livestock

Cows, sheep, and horses all have the right of way. Whether you are on foot, bike, or in a vehicle; yield to grazing animals, and keep your pets leashed.

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Colorado Fence Out Laws & Open Grazing

You may see livestock on trails, roads, and in the forest. Keep your distance, approach slowly, and give them the opportunity to move to the side. Be patient and enjoy a different kind of rush hour.

A farmer on a blue tractor is tossing hay into a feeder as cows graze nearby in a lush green field framed by hills.

Be Aware of Farm & Ranch Equipment

Remember that tractors do not stop or maneuver like cars. Give them lots of time, space, and patience!

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Private Property

Do not trespass, and remember that being on the river does not give you the right to access the land. Always ask permission first and adhere to the land owner directions.

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Mind Livestock Gates

Leave them as you find them; if it’s open – leave it open, and if it’s closed – leave it closed.

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Respect, Integrity, Stewardship

Don’t just be a visitor, act like a local!

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Educational Content

CAA Newspaper Column

Engage with a variety of perspectives on agriculture through our weekly column in the Steamboat Pilot/Today newspaper, contributed by various community organizations.

Yampa Valley Ag Journal

This producer specific journal compiles relevant agriculture information from the entire region, offering educational information, training opportunities and news. Subscribe for this electronic transmission here.

Recreation and Agriculture

Learn about the coexistence of mountain biking and agriculture in Routt County. Watch our short video and review the fact sheet produced by CSU Extension for insightful guidelines on sharing the landscape responsibly.

Discover how agriculture changes through the four seasons and what you might encounter on Routt County roads from a local agricultural perspective.