The cool breezes, stunning vistas and glowing colors make fall in Steamboat a magical time to enjoy all your favorite activities.

The Steamboat Chamber Resort Association staff shares a few of our secrets to soaking up fall in Steamboat Springs.


Fall-Biking-Fav-1Nikki Inglis, Public Relations

Mountain biking is at its best in the fall. The cool air and changing leaves around town mean a chance to take in the scenic vistas all while enjoying a high-energy adventure on world-class trails.

A fun, challenging loop from the Mad Creek trailhead takes you up to the historic Mad Barn, winds through a thick grove of aspens, and ends with a moderately technical descent on the startlingly beautiful Red Dirt Trail. View more on our biking trails.

Rollingstone-Fall-Fav-2Tom Kern, CEO

Savoring every last drop of fall, I love to get out on the golf course as often as possible before winter arrives. The ranch-like setting of Haymaker Golf Course offers stunning views and a challenging links-style course and Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club is a gem with golden-leaf aspen trees lining many holes. View more on golfing in Steamboat.

Ashley Reed, Admin

I love to get the most out of the beautiful fall days Rio-Rooftop-Fall-Fav-43by enjoying even my meals outdoors. Steamboat is filled with patios and decks that offer a relaxing atmosphere for drinks, apps, or a hearty, comforting meal.

I love enjoying the views from the rooftop deck at the Rio Grande with a margarita in hand, or a warm breakfast at Creekside Café with the soothing sounds of Soda Creek bubbling by.

Sara Tlamka, Membership

The Strawberry Park Hot Springs are a must-see Hot-Springs-Fall-Fav-4any time of year, but there’s nothing quite like a soak in the fall, nestled among a golden aspen grove in the late afternoon hours.

It’s one of the most spectacular spots in the world to catch a sunset or a moonrise, and is the perfect date-night destination. View more information on our hot springs.

Morgan McDougald, Web

Fall is a photographer’s dream. The best way to capture Buff-Pass-Fall-Fav-5Steamboat’s golden season is to take a scenic drive up Buffalo Pass – 4-wheel drive or high clearance recommended – to the quiet, remote aspen groves eight miles up at the Continental Divide.

Just steps away from my car I can capture the changing leaves and local wildlife with my camera, while taking in all of the sights, sounds and smells of autumn.     Fall-Breakaway-2013-Get-Up-Here