No matter the season, Steamboat Springs is full of activities that will delight every guest on the list. From the grand mountain vistas to the vibrant community, make it a vacation for everyone to remember.
Fall is filled with fiery colors of red, orange and yellow; take a hike for the ultimate viewing pleasure. Try Blackmere Trail, a scenic hike that’s a short drive from downtown Steamboat Springs. After walking up the trail about two miles, stop and enjoy the view of Mount Werner and the entirety of Steamboat glowing with the foliage. Or, head up Spring Creek Trail, which is hikeable for all ages. On the east side of town, Rabbit Ears Pass offers many scenic trails such as the Rabbit Ears Peak Trail.
(Photo courtesy of Noah Wetzel Photography)
Steamboat is world-renowned for its winter sports. Hit the mountain with your guests to ski or snowboard for a day. Or take a snowshoe excursion across a pristine winter wonderland on Fox Curve trail up Rabbit Ears Pass. Several local companies offer guided snowmobile tours, or head over to Howelsen Hill for tubing fun.
While spring in Steamboat means mud, it also means fewer crowds. Stroll through downtown, stopping in shops, museums and galleries. Recharge with lunch at Yampa Valley Kitchen or a cocktail on the river at Aurum. Guests will love a long soak in the warm waters of Old Town Hot Springs while watching the mountains shake off winter and prepare for summer.
Organize a mountain biking excursion on one of Routt County’s many trails, such as Bluffs Loop or Howelsen Meadows. For lakeside fun, rent paddleboards for the day and head out to Stagecoach Lake. Stroll through the Farmers Market on summer Saturdays and explore homemade goods, locally grown produce and more. It doesn’t get more Western than the rodeo, so if you have a free evening, plan a night at the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series, held every Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer. Whatever the season, your guests will leave feeling like they’ve had a whirlwind vacation.
(Photo courtesy of Zach Taylor)