Fall Activities

Up here, the hiking and the mountain biking are second to none. Up here, fall foliage is stunning and the beauty of the American West is alive and well. Up here you can fill your Fall with all kinds of events and activities. So get up here. See below for a directory of Steamboat Springs Chamber members that provide a variety of activities to make your Colorado Rocky Mountain vacation full of memorable experiences. No matter if you crave an adrenaline rush or you're more on the tame side of adventurous, Steamboat in the fall has activities for all ages and types.


There’s a reason we’re called Bike Town, USA®. With miles and miles of trails for road bikes and mountain bikes, and the incredible Steamboat Bike Park, this is a bike rider’s paradise. Especially in the fall. Bring your gear or rent it here. We’ve got the most exhilarating mountain biking and XC trails for the hardcore rider, together with miles of family friendly trails for those who just want to leisurely enjoy the sights on two wheels. View Shops, Rentals & Tours

Biking Fall Activities

Brewery Tour

It’s the time of year for Oktoberfest, so why not tour one of our local breweries and sip some of our original brews.

Fall Brewery Tours


There’s no Steamboat experience quite like sleeping under the stars. Especially during the cool nights of fall. Across the Yampa Valley, camping opportunities range from campgrounds with full amenities to a true wilderness experience in the Routt National Forest and designated Wilderness Areas. From car camping to packing a tent deep into the woods, explore the great outdoors and seek adventure with Steamboat’s vast camping options. View Campground Directory

Camping Fall Activities

Escape Rooms

Need a break from the outdoors? The Crooked Key in downtown Steamboat offers three, multi-room, immersive escape rooms to challenge any age.

Experience adventures like escaping an Old West jail cell or getting dispatched as a firefighter. The Crooked Key is fun for the whole family. 

Crooked Key Logo


The fall leaves aren’t the only thing worth seeing in Steamboat. Whether it's the arts, recreation, or one of Steamboat's many traditional events, we've got more than a few organizations to keep you entertained during your visit.

Also browse our Arts and Culture directory or our calendar for a full list of events.

Events Activities

Hiking and Backpacking

It’s one thing to just look at the leaves from afar. It’s quite another to find yourself in the middle of it. Grab your hiking boots. We have a number of hiking and backpacking trails for all levels, and Rocky Mountain views that will take your breath away.

Hiking Backpacking Summer Activities

Hunting and Fishing

For a little more unique way to experience the fall season, take an unforgettable hunting or fishing trip with one of the many knowledgable outfitters that call Steamboat home.

View more on hunting and fishing outfitters.

Hunting and Fishing Fall Activities

Helicopter Sightseeing

There’s no better way to take in the beauty of fall than to see it from above with a helicopter tour! Zephyr Helicopter Company offers scenic tours of the Steamboat area year-round.

Whether you want to view the fall color, scout out the best place to ski, or enjoy the most scenic view of the day, a helicopter ride is your best bet.

Helicopter Sightseeing Activities

Horseback Riding

For a little more unique way to take in the fall colors, take a single-day horseback trail ride or multi-day pack trip. Visit the Flat Tops Wilderness, Mount Zirkel Wilderness, Routt National Forest, or Howelsen Hill on horseback. Go for two hours, an all-day photo safari or dinner on the trail. You can even ride a horse-drawn wagon for dinner on a ranch.

Horseback Riding Fall Activities

Historical Tours and Museum Visits

Steamboat Springs and the surrounding area is known for its rich cultural heritage. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the history of the Yampa Valley through the lens of pioneers, longtime local families and the local skiing culture.

Museums Fall Activities

Hot Air Ballooning

A Hot Air Balloon ride is truly an adventure for all ages and a unique way to experience the beautiful scenery of Steamboat Springs in the fall.

Nothing beats the view of the Yampa Valley from the oldest form of flight transportation. White snowy views will stretch for miles on end with a bright blue-sky overhead.

Hot Air Ballooning Fall Activities

Hot Springs and Tours

One of the reasons the Ute Indians fell in love with the Yampa Valley was the abundance of natural hot springs and the healing powers they are believed to possess.

Experience the ultimate in relaxation in a conveniently located downtown hot springs, or a more rustic affair in the mountains above Steamboat Springs.

Hot Springs Fall Activities

Indoor Recreation

Head over to Steamboat's bowling alley for a night of fun for the whole family. Or head over to the Steamboat Tennis Center, a facility with six outdoor hydrocourt clay courts, four outdoor hard courts, and 6 brand new RSS 500 cushioned-indoor hard courts, and home to the 2011 USTA National Tennis Facility of the Year.

Indoor Recreation

Mini Golf

Putt your way through a beautiful miniature golf course or challenge yourself by running through the maze full of twists and turns, racing against the clock for prizes. The mini golf course takes you through local history, from mine shafts to wagons.

Mini Golf

Scenic Drives

Steamboat is surrounded by beautiful scenery and it’s a mecca for fall leaf viewing. So take a road trip through the mountains and valleys that surround the town and see why it’s called colorful Colorado.

Scenic Drives Fall Activities