Splash in the waters of Steamboat Springs anytime of year! Enjoy a relaxing soak in one of the local hot springs, float the Yampa River and cool off while catching some rays, or visit one of our many lakes for fishing, sailing, boating, swimming, or water skiing. Steamboat has it all when it comes to water.
Steamboat Springs is set apart from other mountain communities by its number of lakes, hot springs, and reservoirs in the area, as well as a river that runs right through the heart of downtown. Enjoy the waters of Steamboat throughout the year.
Celebrate Steamboat with a soak in one of the historic hot springs. It’s the reason the town is here. The Old Town Hot Springs is in the historic heart of Downtown Steamboat while Strawberry Park Hot Springs is an adventure on the edge of the Yampa Valley. Both offer a relaxing soak and a refreshing dip into Steamboat’s cool and colorful history.
Strawberry Park Natural Hot Springs
Holding true to what makes them so unique, the Strawberry Park Hot Springs blend pure nature with unique stone masonry in an incredible setting. Soaking in the therapeutic 104 degree water is the perfect way to unwind from your adventure filled day.
Old Town Hot Springs
Located in town, the Old Town Hot Springs offers hot springs-fed pools, two waterslides, a climbing wall, and a fitness center. In the summer, the addition of a party deck, cabana rentals, and the Wibit, an inflatable obstacle course, make this a great place to spend the day.
Anglers enjoy several miles of public access in town casting for rainbow and brown trout. Local outfitters offer guided trips daily to other fishing spots.
The New York Times can tell you a thing or two about fishing in Steamboat Springs with their article, "Casting in Colorado Away From the Crowds".
Our local fishing outfitters offer everything from gear to guided tours, so grab your rod and let's get to it!
Fill your summer days with relaxing activities like floating down the Yampa to hiking to the scenic Fish Creek Falls; dining riverside downtown or wakesurfing in one of our lakes.
Check out this article from Sunset Magazine featuring activities to make it a wet weekend in Steamboat Springs!
The Yampa River runs right through town, providing a class II river experience for all thrill seekers.
Fish Creek Falls
The 280-foot-tall (85 m) waterfall attracts both locals and visitors. Spectacular views can be seen from the bridge at the bottom or venture up the hiking trail to view the second falls from a u-shaped valley formed by glaciers.
Check out Jennifer's recap of her trip.
Steamboat Lake and Stagecoach Reservoir
A few miles outside of town, Steamboat Lake and Stagecoach Reservoir tempt water lovers with boating, stand up paddleboarding, jet-skiing, water-skiing, swimming, sailboarding and canoeing. The reservoir is known for its fast-growing, hard fighting rainbow trout that average in length from 10 to 16 inches (lucky fisherman may also hook a brown or brookie or a Snake River cutthroat).