The days are warm, the nights are cool and the adventure is endless. Come experience the fall side of Steamboat Springs. From soaking in hot springs to leaf-peeping from the trail, here's what you need to know to make the most of your autumn escape to Steamboat Springs.
Help take care of our trails by checking out the trail meters — dubbed "donation stations" — at many of our trailheads! These donations go to the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund, which preserves trails for future generations.
The pass is known for its false summit, a crossing of the Continental Divide, and the distinctive “rabbit ears” rock formation that creates one of the nearby peaks. Rabbit Ears Peak Trail, located in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness, is a moderate out-and-back trail featuring exceptional views of the valley.
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Relax this evening by the cool Yampa River. The Yampa River Core Trail is a 7.5-mile paved multiuse trail that runs through the heart of Steamboat Springs and along the river.
Bask in the beauty of the changing aspen trees as you meander along the Hot Springs Creek. Place your feet in the cool creek for breaks along the way as you travel higher to reach Strawberry Park Hot Springs.
Stop at Yampa Sandwich in the morning before your hike and order your mouthwatering sandwiches to-go, so you can eat on the trail like a local. Remember to pack out all your trash!
To make for the best guest experience and limit crowds, Strawberry Park Hot Springs requires reservations in advance. Tired after the hike or soaking? Book a shuttle on their website for a ride back to town.
For an alternative lodging choice, opt to camp on Buffalo Pass. You can see spectacular views and access some of the best trails Steamboat has to offer.
True to its name, there’s no better time to bike the Flash of Gold trail than in the fall when the aspens that line the single-track pass by in a flash of gold. Rent your bike from Steamboat Ski & Bike online so you can hit the dirt with ease.
One of Colorado’s prime fall drives is a loop out of Steamboat Springs. Travel south on Hwy. 131 through working ranchlands, the historic rough-and-tumble former coal-mining town of Oak Creek, the railroad town of Phippsburg and the quaint town of Yampa.
Start in downtown and make your way west on this brew trail that serves up some mighty fine beers. You'll also stop at a distillery offering small-batch whiskey, vodka, gin and moonshine.