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Kindness Floats the Boat

Kindness makes all the difference as we work together to protect the things that make Steamboat Springs so special. We love sharing our town and have compiled ways you can help protect our natural and cultural assets while having an unforgettable visit.

The Steamboat Springs Code of Kindness shares ways to better appreciate the land and each other. We encourage you to adopt the Code and stick to it. 


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western hospitality

Western Hospitality

Here in Steamboat Springs, we pride ourselves on how we welcome and treat each other. We ask that when visiting or residing in our little slice of heaven, you embody the Western spirit and do what you can to help a partner out.

respect the yampa valley

Respect the Yampa Valley

The Yampa Valley is full of iconic landscapes, natural resources and genuinely friendly people. We are dedicated to taking care of our open spaces, rivers and each other. Learn how you can join us in respecting the Yampa Valley on your next visit. Learn More

shop local

Keep it Local

You won’t see many big retailers here in Steamboat Springs. Instead, visit our family-run businesses, visit the Farmers’ Market or get to know your barista. Find ways to give back, volunteer, or shop local.  Learn More



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Keep Wildlife Wild

Routt County is home to a large variety of animals big and small. It’s important to know ahead of time how to act appropriately around wild animals for both their safety and yours.  Learn More


Be Wildfire Aware

The dry climate and warm temperatures provide a perfect atmosphere for exploring, but they can also create an environment that is susceptible to fire danger. Learn how to stay proactive and safe.  Learn More



Leave No Trace

Miles of open space, breathtaking landscapes, and clean air and water make Steamboat Springs the ideal place to live and visit. Check out these resources from Leave No Trace to help Care for Colorado.  Learn More

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know before you go

Know Before You Go

Whether you’re going camping, soaking in the hot springs, or heading out for a backcountry adventure make sure to do your research and learn about your destination before you get there. Learn More

be altitude aware

Be Altitude Aware

No matter where you are visiting from, it's important to be mindful of the effects of altitude. Not only can you get altitude sickness, your chances are higher for sunburn or dehydration.

emergency services

Emergency Services

Whether you twisted an ankle on a hike or took a tumble on the ski hill, it's important you know about our Steamboat Springs and Routt County emergency services.  Learn More