Go soaring with cranes and planes when you visit Steamboat Springs and the beautiful Yampa Valley in Northwest Colorado for the 7th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival and the Wild West Air Fest taking place on Labor Day weekend.
The crane festival features guided crane viewings, nature and bird walks, expert speakers, films, crane and bird art, workshops, children’s activities, live raptors presented by HawkQuest, ranch tours, a picnic and talk at The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch, and more. Festival speakers include Paul Tebbel, crane expert and former director of Nebraska’s Audubon Rowe Sanctuary; Anne Lacy, research coordinator for the International Crane Foundation; Jennifer Ackerman, author of the N.Y. Times best-selling book, The Genius of Birds. The Wild West Air Fest features nationally renowned performers providing edge of the seat excitement as they undertake thrilling aerobatics and formation flying. For a full event schedule or more info, please click below or watch the video below.