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.
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
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
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
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
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.