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Outdoor Recreation 

The Yampa Valley is a hub for outdoor recreation companies who design, test, and manufacture gear such as bikes, boats, clothing, energy foods, paddleboards, sleeping bags, socks, tents and even high-performance dog harnesses. Company owners say the area is great for product research, testing, and development as well as a quality workforce.

Why the Yampa Valley?

"While Steamboat’s small-town community and atmosphere, as well as its access to the outdoors for testing grounds, are some of its biggest amenities, it also has pretty much everything else the company needs, from broadband capabilities to shipping infrastructure."  -  Colorado Sun 2021

Stand Up Paddle Boarding on the Yampa River

ORec companies headquartered in the Yampa Valley:
  • BAP - fleece and softshell outdoor apparel
  • Big Agnes - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, duffel bags, outdoor clothing, and accessories
  • Bingham Built Bikes - gravel, road, mountain, cross, fat, tandem, commuters, and every bike in between
  • Chill Angel - temperature balancing sleepwear made from 100-percent merino wool
  • CKS Online - eCommerce paddlesports retailer
  • Cogma Bike Wear - innovative, stylish & functional cycling clothing
  • The Creek Company - pontoon boats, float tubes, tackle bags, fishing, hunting, and camping accessories
  • Eagle Creek (coming soon) - adventure luggage, organizers and travel accessories 
  • Grass Sticks - bamboo ski poles and SUP paddles
  • Good Vibes River Gear - mesh gear for rafting, camping and outdoor use
  • Hala Gear - stand-up paddleboards, paddles, and accessories
  • Harvest Skis - powder, all mountain and park skis
  • Hog Island Boat Works - drift boats, skiffs
  • Honey Stinger - organic honey energy gels, waffles, chews, and protein and energy bars
  • Kent Eriksen Cycles - custom built titanium bikes 
  • Moots Cycles - handmade road, mountain and cross titanium bicycles and components
  • Point6 - wool socks, made in America
  • Spiffy Dog - lightweight and quick-drying dog collars and harnesses, dog safety gear, canine accessories
  • Steamboat Hatter - custom, handmade western hats
  • Town Hall Outdoor Co. -  kids outdoor, sustainable apparel 
  • Talon Grips - non-slip gun grips made in Steamboat Springs for sport, law enforcement and military markets