Situated in Colorado's northwest quadrant, this quiet little town outside Steamboat Springs serves as the perfect resting point during a trip to Steamboat Lake State Park.
The old-fashioned general store — called Clark Store — brims with Colorado souvenirs and tasty snacks. Area ranches invite guests to experience a little bit of the Old West lifestyle.
In the shadow of majestic Hahn's Peak, due north of Clark, is Steamboat Lake State Park. This Eden of the West offers great scenery and plenty of recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking and off-roading. Clark's proximity to Steamboat and Pearl lakes, as well as to abundant streams, 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.