Located in Colorado's Yampa River Valley, Steamboat Springs is known for its western flair, fantastic skiing, and endless outdoor opportunities in surrounding mountains. Encompassing a mountain range within itself, Steamboat Ski Resort is a family friendly resort with a variety of terrain and champagne powder snow. After a day of skiing, take a dip at Strawberry Hot Springs. In the summer, the Yampa River is the heart of town, with fly fishing, tubing, and a trail for biking or walking running right along side it. Just outside of town, don't miss a visit to the stunning Fish Creek Falls or get a little further off the beaten path by exploring trails in the Routt National Forest or Mount Zirkel Wilderness.
Located in north central Colorado, Steamboat Springs is a remote mountainous destination making it rewarding for any visitor but hard to get to. Flights are available into Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden, about 20 miles away. Otherwise, Denver is the next closest and possibly cheaper option. Once in town, Steamboat Springs offers a free bus service between town and the ski resort, about a 10 minute drive. There is a wide variety of lodging options, including cabin rentals, and many places to dine out. Peak travel times are in the winter, from January through March, and in the summer, during July and August.
Things to Do
Steamboat Resort: One of Colorado's top family ski resorts is known for its "champagne powder".
Hot Springs: Steamboat Springs offers a variety of hot springs catering towards travelers who are looking for a unique and enjoyable way to relax at two private resorts.
Fish Creek Falls: This spectacular 280 foot waterfall is a short walk from downtown. Once you reach the falls, enjoy even more hiking opportunities.
Yampa River: Great for fly fishing or tubing, the Yampa River runs right through town. Hop on the 7.5-mile Yampa River Core Trail to take in the sights by foot or bike.
Mount Zirkel Wilderness: Encompassing the Sawtooth Range and both sides of the Continental Divide just north of town, this wilderness is a popular destination for hiking, fishing, and horseback riding.
Steamboat Lake State Park: At the base of Hahn's Peak, this state park offers camping, fishing, and hiking in the summer and snowmobiling, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing in the winter.
Medicine Bow Routt National Forest: Just 3 miles east of town, the national forest encompasses Buffalo Pass, a popular destination for snowmobiling, and Rabbit Ears Pass, great for hiking, biking, and four-wheeling.