Splash in the waters of Steamboat Springs this summer! Enjoy a relaxing soak in one of the local hot springs, visit the iconic Fish Creek Falls, float the Yampa River, or visit one of our many lakes for fishing, boating, swimming, or water skiing. Steamboat has it all when it comes to water.
Celebrate Steamboat with a soak in one of the historic hot springs. It's the reason the town is here. 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 colorful history.
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.
Located in town, 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.
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.
The Yampa River runs right through downtown Steamboat, providing a class II river experience for all thrill seekers.
The standup paddleboard craze gets its own unique Steamboat twist here in the Rocky Mountains, where the wild and free flowing Yampa River makes for exciting whitewater paddleboarding, while quiet ponds are the perfect place to learn new techniques or try out SUP yoga.
If vast, scenic lakes are your paddling style, paddleboard on Stagecoach Reservoir or Steamboat Lake and take in the views while basking in the warm sun and refreshing breezes.
Play in Our Lakes
A few miles outside of town, Steamboat Lake, Pearl Lake and Stagecoach Reservoir tempt water lovers with an assortment of activities. Enjoy boating, stand up paddle boarding, jet-skiing, water-skiing, swimming, sailboating and canoeing at these scenic state parks.
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).
Find more information on these state parks and their marinas at the links below.
Cool off with friends and family as you dip into the refreshing Yampa for a relaxing float down the river. Read More
Restaurants offer abundant outdoor dining on the river. Delicious food, beautiful sights and relaxing sounds are perfect for people watching as you plan your next water adventure. View Restaurants by the River
Dig your toes into the sand and let the little ones play in the shallow water at the base of the Steamboat Ski Resort. Sit back in an Adirondack chair along Burgess Creek or grab a cool refreshment at one of the nearby restaurants.