Steamboat Springs may be known for our epic outdoor adventure, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to have some indoor fun for those days you need to be out of the sun or taking a break inside. From family pursuits to decadent dining, we’ve rounded up our favorite indoor activities for you to enjoy on your next Rocky Mountain visit!
Of course, we’re kicking this off with the adventure activities! Want to stay active? Go skating or ride bumper cars on ice at Howelsen Ice Arena or play indoor tennis and pickleball at the Tennis Center. Knock down some pins at the newly remodeled Snow Bowl (opening in June 2021) and enjoy their all-new menu. Beat the clock as you choose from one of the many stories at Steamboat's escape room, The Crooked Key..
Relax in our fabulous library or visit a cozy bookstore
Bud Werner Memorial Library is located in downtown and has a coffee shop and activities for the kids that include storytimes and hand-on activities. Visit Off the Beaten Path Bookstore located on 9th street. You can browse their books, buy a tasty treat from the café, and check out the puzzle games they have for you to take back to our lodging.
Take a scenic drive
Explore our stunning scenery from the comfort of your car on road trips that take you through beautiful Steamboat Springs and beyond.
North: Routt County Road 129 features gorgeous, rolling hills and farmland, The Zirkel Wilderness, and Steamboat Lake. Stop for a bite to eat at the Clark Store or Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse.
South: Highway 131 loop around Routt County Road 14 to the Oak Creek Canyon, Town of Oak Creek and Stagecoach reservoir.
Stroll the Art Galleries
Stop into the Art Depot located on 13th street (this old train depot now holds beautiful art). Check the calendar for art classes hosted by Steamboat Creates. Gaze at stunning work of fine art at the free Steamboat Art Museum located at 8th and Lincoln. Or pop into one of the several art galleries located in historic downtown Steamboat.
Visit one of our Craft Breweries
Sample locally crafted beer and learn how it’s made. Butcherknife Brewing, Storm Peak Brewing, Mountain Tap Brewery, and Mahogany Ridge have something for every form of beer lover. Or sample some locally made spirits at Steamboat Whiskey Company in downtown Steamboat Springs. You can even bring the kiddos and play some games or enjoy the kid's menu at most places.
Learn about the history of the valley and the county
Discover the rich history of the region at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. They have a variety of exhibits including computer and video interactive displays, hands-on exhibits for kids, a scavenger hunt for kids (or the young at heart!), oral history library, and a local history research center.
Shop until you drop
Whether you’re searching out authentic western wear, outdoor apparel, fine art galleries, or unique gifts, we've got it all in Steamboat Springs. Visit F.M. Light & Sons for your cowboy hats and boots, stop into Lyon’s Drug store for a milkshake, or check out Ohana for your favorite Steamboat pieces to take home with you.
Attend a concert, film, or live performance.
Strings Music Pavilion offers innovative programs of distinctive classical and popular contemporary music in an intimate and friendly setting to audiences of all ages. Schmiggity’s is an indoor venue that has a full lineup of a wide variety of music for everyone to boogie down to.
Enjoy a soothing massage
Enjoy Indoor Activity at one of Our Fitness Centers
All types of classes are offered at various times for various levels at multiple studios around town. Give Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics or Spin a try!