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The sun is out. The temperature hit 80 degrees. You’ve rented your tube from a local outfitter and are ready to go. What’s next?

For every Rocky Mountain denizen, summer tubing season is the moment everyone has been waiting for since the snow started melting. Floating the rivers is any Coloradan’s

There is an assortment of colorful treasures that give Steamboat Springs its distinctive personality, from iconic restaurants to one-of-a-kind activities and festivals, historic haunts, and—of course—the hot springs behind its name. If you want to truly experience the soul of Steamboat this summer,

Many cities and towns are defined by the rivers that run through them, and Steamboat Springs, Colorado, has one of the country’s more unique waterways as a major attraction. The Yampa is the only unobstructed river in Colorado, flowing freely without major diversions or dams. Measuring 260 miles

If you spend much time in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, it won’t be long before you overhear someone say that Steamboat is their "favorite place in the world." This scenic mountain town certainly has a lot going for it, from its legendary, light-as-a-feather powder in the winter to its impressive

The Yampa Valley is known as an international ski destination proudly recognized for its Champagne Powder®, short lift lines, Olympic athletes and its rich history. Aside from snow culture, the community of Steamboat Springs has deep roots in the culture of fly fishing dating back to the town’s

Fishing in ColoradoColorado is full of still lakes and gurgling rivers that simply call to the fisherwoman and fisherman in everyone. According to Parks and Wildlife, Colorado has over 6,000 miles of streams and rivers and over 2,000 lakes that are open for fishing. That many streams and lakes make it nearly

There are 2,965 skiable acres at Steamboat Ski Resort. Not a skier? That still leaves more than 1.5 million acres of peaceful forests, vast meadows and stunning vistas. And with hundreds of miles of trails, there’s more than one way to explore Routt County and the Yampa Valley around Steamboat

Water, water everywhere! The pure water that flows through the Medicine Bow National Forest is just one of the reasons why people say the Yampa Valley is such a magical place. After all, how many towns are founded and built around bubbling hot springs and a river? Once you get on the water here,

Crisp mountain air, dancing wildflowers, and calm waters welcome visitors to Steamboat Lake State Park, located at the base of historic Hahn’s Peak. A 25-mile drive north on Routt County Road 129/ Elk River Road will lead you to the heart of the Zirkel Wilderness. The state park offers breathtaking

Summer Watersports

May 10, 2016 by David

Summer Watersports

Want to make a splash in Steamboat Springs this summer? There are plenty of on-water activities to partake in. To get you into the spirit, the 36th annual Yampa River Festival and SUP Cup will kick off the season June 3-5. This family-friendly weekend starts with the Paddling Life