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Category - Western Heritage

Many admire our majestic mountains, serene rivers, clear lakes, untouched forests, and abundant wildlife when visiting Steamboat Springs. Still, if you dig deeper, you’ll learn what makes Routt County so unique is its Native American history. Compared to many other resorts in Colorado, our history

Cowboys trotting down Main Street on horseback and jingling spurs are just a few of the signs that you are truly in the west. Steamboat Springs has not forgotten its rich western heritage. Cowboy traditions and ranching remain a way of life here in Routt County. The Summer Rodeo series brings the

Want to break up the drive from Denver to Steamboat by sprinkling in some incredible cultural experiences? The best part? There’s something happening every weekend throughout the summer. The Rocky Mountain Tour de Art Journey includes art walks, theater, opera, historic walking tours and so much

Grab your keys and your camera and explore the Historic Laramie to Steamboat Loop this fall. Leave the interstate and the crowds behind as you visit several historic towns that share deep Western heritages, outdoor recreation opportunities and breathtaking views. Choose multiple ways to experience

A ski town founded with Agricultural roots

Have you ever wondered why Steamboat seems to have so much Western flare compared to other Colorado ski towns? Believe it or not, these modern-day characteristics have their roots in the mid nineteenth century, a decade before Colorado was even a state. The

Supporting Local Ag in Routt County

Spring is upon us and that means that harvest season is close at hand! Everyone knows that one of the best things about summer is eating food that is local and fresh. If you are new to the area or visiting town, you may not know where to go to find the best local

“It taught me to train hard and dream big… and believe that I could achieve at any level.” -Olympian Johnny Spillane on the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Steamboat Springs’ Olympic tradition is second to none. Boasting more winter Olympic athletes than any other town in North American, our

Events and Activities Honor Steamboat’s Unique Heritage & Lifestyle

Nothing is more quintessentially Steamboat than the annual Winter Carnival event in February. This five-day event celebrates our community’s unique western heritage and relentless enthusiasm for snow sports. Originally created by

Possibly the most “Colorado” photo of all time is the famed depiction of a pair of Stetson- and spur-wearing cowhands on horseback riding through two feet of snow in Steamboat Springs and carrying wooden skis across their laps. This also happens to be the quintessential image of Steamboat, which

Steamboat Springs RodeoYeehaw! Ride ‘em cowboy! While I’ve yet to hear someone actually yell that in the stands at the Brent Romick arena in Steamboat Springs, crowds are no less excited to see cowboys and cowgirls compete in tricks, races, and the skills of the Western rancher. In Colorado, we step away from the Pro Bull

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