Looking for a decidedly different winter vacation? We’ve got one just waiting for you in the unique setting of Steamboat Springs.
Known as Ski Town USA®, many do not know what awaits them when they step out of their bindings. Steamboat Springs has endless activities that will have you experiencing the outdoors... and indoors, and show you a different side of a mountain town known for its Champagne Powder®.
A Few Ideas for Off-Mountain Adventures
To spend time in the crisp, cool Colorado air, take a short drive to Saddleback Ranch where you can tube, horseback ride or go on a magical horse-drawn sleigh ride. Steamboat Snowmobile Tours offers a sunset ride on Rabbit Ears Pass complete with dinner prepared by your guide.
The Steamboat Ski Touring Center allows you to stretch your stride with skate and classic skiing on miles of groomed trails with incredible valley and mountain vistas.
Other unique winter activities include dog sledding; testing your winter driving savvy; chipping your way up a frozen waterfall; soaring above the Yampa Valley in a hot-air balloon; mountain biking the snow-covered trails on Emerald Mountain; and fish continue to bite in the winter so try fly fishing and cast lines on the Yampa River.
Not only does Steamboat have world class skiing, epic biking and hiking trails and million dollar views, we also host an array of musical and theatrical performances, a wide variety of art galleries and some of the most exciting events for kids, adults and the whole family to enjoy!
Up here, we have a little bit of everything -- towering mountains, lush green hills, a vast, wide–open valley, huge lakes, rushing rivers – it’s a summer playground just waiting for the entire family.
Hike among meadows of wildflowers, mountain bike on endless single track, road bike along the river. Or jump in the water for the perfect summer day of tubing, fishing, rafting, kayaking or boating.
You Don't Need to Take it From Us...
Below are a few quotes from the people who came, saw, and were overwhelmed by the abundant activities that make up a Steamboat summer.
“As enticing as a cup of cocoa in the snow may sound, Steamboat in the summer is just as beautiful and definitely offers a full spectrum of recreational activities, making it a perfect getaway destination full of fresh air, hearty cuisine, and postcard-worthy scenery.” - Elizabeth Barrett, F5 Magazine
"This charming resort town, also known as Ski Town, U.S.A.®, was originally just a summer destination, owing much of its allure to the 150 natural hot springs that dot the landscape. Summertime is still one of the best times to visit, and hot springs are just an appetizer in the smorgasbord of available activities." - Ron Stern, Just Say Go
From two unique hot springs experiences to the iconic Fish Creek Falls, check out the top 10 activities that should be on your list for your Steamboat vacation any time of year.