There are so many things to do in Steamboat Springs. From vigorous outdoor activities to relaxation and luxury. We’ve put together a list of the “Must Do’s” for your visit.
Steamboat has both rigorous outdoor activities and relaxing ones as well. No matter what you are in the mood for, Steamboat will cater to your needs. There are many hikes and trails to enjoy during the summer and of course during the winter they have their famous ski mountain. There is a reason they proclaim they are Ski Town U.S.A! Be sure to have fun during your activities to make a lifetime memory with your friends and family.
Strawberry Park Natural Hot Springs
Located 7 miles from the center of Downtown and up a county road and over a mountain pass that includes some short but steep inclines, sits a beautiful natural wonder, a hidden gem. Multiple stone lined dipping pools offer a variety of spots to unwind and relax. Be advised, after the sun sets at Strawberry Park, clothing is optional. Watsu Massage and other treatments are available. You must pay with cash (no credit cards accepted). Alcohol is not allowed. You can bring your own containers with water or beverages, but absolutely no glass.
44200 County Road 36 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 879-0342
Steamboat Ski & Resort
Coined the name Ski Town, U.S.A.® by those who truly live and breath the winter season, the Steamboat Ski Resort offers 165 trails spread across 2,965 acres of some of the most highly sought after downhill ski & snowboarding terrain in Colorado. This mountain paradise of Champagne Powder® becomes the playground for all levels of ski and snow sports. Known for its legendary tree skiing, the well spaced Aspen trees and deep powder create an amazing experience! There are also great groomed trails, bump runs, terrain parks, chutes, bowls, and for locals in the know, some of the most amazing side country powder skiing you could imagine.
Tip: Show your airline’s boarding pass for free night skiing the night of your arrival, and book your other lift tickets in advance for the best prices!
2305 Mt. Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 970-879-6111
Fish Creek Falls
Fish Creek Falls is a 280 foot waterfall located right on the edge of town, and handicap accessible. A paved and mostly very flat path leads from the parking area to a couple of overlook areas and picnic tables. Walk an easy ¼ mile down a gravel path from the parking area to reach the splash zone of this natural beauty. Interested in breaking a sweat? Hike past the splash zone to the Upper Fish Creek Falls. The trail skirts the northern side of the Steamboat Ski Resort, known as “the canyon” and will take you about 3 hours over 4.3 miles to reach the second falls. Winter guests can still visit the falls, which are a beautiful spot for guided ice climbing. Whatever the season, this is a favorite for young and old.
Wild West Balloon Adventures
Float above it all in one of these old time cheerful and classically revered vessels. An uplifting 45 minute ride high above the Yampa Valley is a special treat and one you’ll want to check off your bucket list! The tour features a continental breakfast along with a flight certificate upon completion.
42415 E Deerfoot Lane, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487 (970) 879-7219
One of the fastest growing recreational sports, this low key sport is becoming a favorite for all ages and is perfect for all fitness levels. Why? Because anyone can learn to do it. It resembles a surfboard, but you just stand up straight on it and paddle your way around the lake. The level of excitement is up to you, and instructors are there to lead you every step of the way with lessons, tours, and even Yoga fitness on the board. So, get out there and enjoy a leisurely float on Pearl Lake, or get your blood flowing as you paddle against the running rapids of the Yampa River.
Steamboat Paddleboard Adventures – 1051 13th Street, Steamboat, CO 80487 (970) 846-5926