Weekends are the best time to take advantage of the wonderful waters in the Steamboat Springs area. This weekend for me included a tubing trip down the Yampa River on Saturday which served as a nice summer cool off and a day up at Steamboat Lake on Sunday. With the warm July temperatures, water really is the best way to stay cool. Other options for summer water cool downs include the Old Town Hot Springs and the Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Both offer various temperatures of water that will please all water goers.

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