Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is in one of the most desirable areas in the Rockies. Great skiing in the winter, and backwoods hiking and camping in the summer bring visitors to the area, where they experience some of the most breathtaking and interesting geology in the United States.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
These springs heat up to about 104 degrees, and are a favorite spot of skiers and hikers looking to be pampered before during and after their adventure. The hot springs flow into carved stone pools and a variety of extra pampering is available to go with your dip in these renewing waters.
The Yampa Valley was home to the Ute Indians long before early American trappers used the area as a safe haven of sorts in the dangerous Rockies. In 1875, James Crawford became the first white to settle in Steamboat Springs and began the flow of people to the valley. The Yampa Valley is also home to some of the largest elk herds in Colorado.
Dinosaur National Monument
The history of Dinosaur National Monument is traced back more than 10,000 years. The Fremont Indians lived in the area more than 1,000 years ago and left traces of their homesteads to add to the fossils, which give the monument its name sake.
Article Written By Mati Bishop
Mati Bishop has been a freelance writer since 1999. He has been published in "Hawaii Skin Diver Magazine," the "Hawaii Wellness Directory," "Kailua-Kaneohe Sunpress" and a collection of Web sites. Bishop studied journalism at Windward Community College on Oahu, Hawaii.