Things to Do in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Things to Do in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Whether you are visiting in the summer or the winter, you'll find that there are plenty of outdoor activities in Steamboat Springs. In fact, the 2500 acre resort, which is now famous for skiing, was once a summer-only resort. In the winter, the resort is renowned for its dry, fluffy snow and tree-lined terrain. In the summer, it is a place to enjoy the rivers and explore the nearby mountains and forests.


If you happen to be visiting in the summer time, consider a rafting trip along the Colorado or Eagle Rivers. The Colorado River is a great option for families and rafters of all skill levels. However, if you fancy trying something a little more difficult, visit the Eagle River, which features many Class II rapids as well as a fair amount of Class III and Class IV rapids. One popular company which offers rafting adventures in the Steamboat Springs area is Colorado River Runs.

Colorado River Runs
Star Route
Box 32, Vail, CO 80423
(970) 653-4292

Mountain Biking

Another great activity for the summer time in Steamboat Springs is mountain biking along the resort's many trails. You can rent mountain bikes at the resort as well as purchase separate lift tickets for both yourself and your mountain bike, to carry you on the gondola to the top and take a trail down. Only three trails are serviced by lifts. There are 50 other trails that are not served by a lift, which will take you into the forests, however this may involve more work as you'll have to make your way up the trails yourself.

Steamboat Ski Resort
2305 Mount Werner Circle
Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487-9023
(970) 879-6111

Hot Springs

A great activity for both the summer and winter is a trip to the hot springs. The hot springs are actually located in Strawberry Park, which is just outside Steamboat Springs. The springs are generally at a temperature of 104 degrees F, making it the perfect way to end a tiring day, whether it was out on the freezing slopes or hiking along the trails in the summer. Visitors can even enjoy a massage at one of the private massage huts there.

Strawberry Park
44200 County Road #36
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
(970) 879-0342


If you are visiting Steamboat Springs in the winter, then a trip out on the slopes, on the champagne powder is a must. Steamboat Springs is a great place for intermediate skiers, with more than half of the 107 trails rated intermediate and offering plenty of tree skiing. The champagne powder is unique to the area, and is reputed to contain 70 percent less moisture than regular snow.

Steamboat Ski Resort
2305 Mount Werner Circle
Steamboat Spgs, CO 80487-9023
(970) 879-6111

Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen

Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

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