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Author: Soren Jespersen

There are two kinds of people in the world—those that like hot springs, and those who haven’t been to Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Nestled in an idyllic aspen-sheltered canyon above Steamboat Springs, Strawberry Park has been attracting soakers to its steamy waters for decades. And I’ve yet to meet

Ask ten random locals to name a good family hiking trail with easy access from downtown Steamboat Springs and the most common answer you’re likely to get is the Fish Creek Falls. The Fish Creek Falls Trail has a little of everything, from a paved overlook trail complete with sheltered picnic areas

One of the most unique attributes of Steamboat Springs is the fact that you can catch a world-class rainbow or brown trout right in the heart of downtown. Just grab a rod, walk to the river, and start fishing. It’s that easy. No maps, access fees (fishing license is required), private guides or long

The first time I took a stand up paddleboard down the Yampa River I made a few instant realizations.

First, this SUP thing is much easier to learn than it looks. Unlike standing up on a surfboard—which for me required hours of practice in hot sun, icy cold water, and relentless, pounding

Summer marks beginning of another famous time of year in the Yampa Valley – river season. The Yampa River flows through Steamboat Springs on its 250-mile journey from the Flat Tops Wilderness Area to its junction with the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. On its way west, it provides

Did you know that in Ski Town USA we ski all year, even in August? Well, it’s true. Because with two fantastic lakes close to town, waterskiing, wakeboarding and all manner of watersports are activities that many of us here in Steamboat enjoy in summertime to give us just a little bit of that skiing


Well, summer is here [just around the corner], and that means the high country snows are melting out, allowing anglers to access the numerous alpine lakes of the Zirkel Wilderness just northeast of Steamboat Springs. While most folks are familiar with the world-class fly fishing found in the Yampa

[caption id="attachment_2876" align="aligncenter" width="614"]Photo by Matt Helm Photo by Matt Helm[/caption]

There is an old saying among Steamboat locals: “I came for the winters, but I stayed for the summers”. That’s because while the winter brings the snow and great skiing that attracts visitors from all over the

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