Come to Steamboat Springs to beat the heat and cool off. In summer, adventure runs the gamut and is the perfect season to visit for the many water related activities to do with family and friends on those long summer days.
Steamboat Springs is set apart from other mountain communities by it's number of lakes, hot springs, and reservoirs in the area, as well as a river that runs right through the heart of downtown.
Fill your days with relaxing activities like floating down the Yampa to hiking to the scenic Fish Creek Falls; soaking in one of the many natural hot springs to finding fishing holes to cast a line.
Restaurants offer abundant outdoor dining on the river perfect for people watching as you plan your next water adventure.
Check out this article from Sunset Magazine featuring activities to make it a wet weekend in Steamboat Springs!
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".
The Yampa River runs right through town, providing a class II river experience for all thrill seekers.
Strawberry Park 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. The addition of a party deck, cabana rentals, and the Wibit, an inflatable obstacle course, make this a great place to spend the day.
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.
Meterologist Jennifer Broome had a blast in Steamboat this summer fly fishing, hiking Fish Creek Falls, and enjoying our incredible singletrack bike trails and Pro Rodeo Series.
Check out a recap of her trip.
River Side Dining
Restaurants on Yampa Street offer great riverside dining. Delicious food, beautiful sights, relaxing sounds, and a choice of atmosphere for all.
Cool off with friends and family as you dip in the cool Yampa for a relaxing float down the river.
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).