Looking for a decidedly different vacation? We’ve got one just waiting for you in the unique setting of Steamboat Springs.
Up here, we have a little bit of everything – towering mountains, lush green hills, a vast, wide-open valley, huge lakes, rushing rivers – it’s a summer playground just waiting for the entire family.
Hike among meadows of wildflowers, mountain bike on endless single track, road bike along the river. Or jump in the water for the perfect summer day of tubing, fishing, rafting, kayaking or boating.
Not only does Steamboat have world class skiing, epic biking and hiking trails and million dollar views, we also host an array of musical and theatrical performances, a wide variety of art galleries and some of the most exciting events for kids, adults and the whole family to enjoy!
From two unique hot springs experiences to the iconic Fish Creek Falls, check out the top 10 activities that should be on your list for your Steamboat vacation any time of year.
Steamboat Springs offers an array of friendly-on-the-wallet activities for everyone to enjoy, so whether you’re looking for an easy hike with the kids, a relaxing float down the river, or looking to get down with some live music, we’ve got you covered.
A Few Ideas for Off-Mountain Adventures
To spend time in the crisp, cool Colorado air, take a short drive to Saddleback Ranch where you can go for a horseback ride or take a chuck wagon dinner tour on a real working cattle ranch. Steamboat Zipline Tours offers adventure tours with beautiful views of the Yampa Valley.
Rollingstone Golf Course and Haymaker Golf Club allow you to spend some time hitting the links while soaking in incredible views of the surrounding valley and mountain vistas.
Other unique summer activities include ATV tours of Hahn's Peak; stand up paddleboarding at Pearl Lake; soaring above the Yampa Valley in a hot-air balloon; mountain biking the large network of trails on Emerald Mountain; and casting a fly fishing line on the Yampa River.
When summer turns to fall, Steamboat turns breathtaking. Whether you crave an adrenaline rush or you're more on the tame side of adventurous, Steamboat Spring in the fall has activities for all ages and types.
Known as Ski Town USA®, many do not know what awaits them when they step out of their bindings. Steamboat Springs has endless activities that will have you experiencing the outdoors... and indoors, and show you a different side of a mountain town known for its Champagne Powder®.