Summer Days in Steamboat Springs

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Hot springs and Western livin'! With vast ranches, aspen-draped mountain and oxbow rivers, this area makes for a serene escape, but there’s also plenty of adventure.

Sustainability Activity
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Volunteer with or donate to the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council donate to Poudre Wilderness Volunteers.

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Activity
Rabbit Ears Peak Wildflower Hike

Take East U.S. 40 to Dumont Lake Campground turn off. Follow road past the campground and picnic area, turn left at Rabbit Ears Pass monument and follow signs to NFSR 311 (rough road; 4-wheel drive suggested). Continue approx. ¼ mile to NFSR 291 on right. Park and hike on road, which bears to the right. The Rabbit Ears are remains of pyroclastic materials, which are layers of extruded rock and ash. Do not climb on the "ears," which are unsafe, crumbly rock.

Winona's in Steamboat Springs Photo
Lunch
Winona's
Winona’s is one of Steamboat Springs’ most well-known restaurants, and for good reason! Our kitchen and bakery work together to satisfy your hunger…
Activity
Steamboat FlyFisher

Experience a half-day guided fly-fishing trip on the Yampa River.

Dinner
Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill

Mahogany Ridge Brewery offers diversity in dining from hand packed Angus burgers with award-winning house brewed beers; to fresh tuna ceviche and…

Activity
Old Town Hot Springs
Four 104-degree spring-fed pools. 230-foot water slides, climbing wall.
Lodging
The Steamboat Grand

With the resort right out the front door, The Steamboat Grand Hotel has lodging to fit every need, from five-bedroom penthouses to hotel rooms…

Day
2
Breakfast
Freshies
Freshies has been serving fresh and entirely hand-prepared breakfast and lunch for 10 years in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Activity
F.M. Light and Sons

Outfittin' the West for 113 years and five generations! We are a historic western store in downtown Steamboat Springs. We were founded in 1905,…

Lunch
Salt and Lime
Salt and Lime in Downtown Steamboat Springs is a new twist on Mexican food
Activity
The BARley Colorado Craft & Draft

The BARley is a celebration of the heritage of what happens before the beer, wine and spirits are made. With 30 beers on tap, a locally sourced…

Dinner
Cafe Diva
Savor a wine from our extensive international list amidst the elegant surroundings of our two dining rooms, or on our gardenside patio.
Activity
Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Imagine relaxing in 104 degree mineral water while Steamboat's famous Champagne Powder® gently collects in the surrounding forest. Enjoy a massage…

Lodging
The Steamboat Grand

With the resort right out the front door, The Steamboat Grand Hotel has lodging to fit every need, from five-bedroom penthouses to hotel rooms…

Day
3
Breakfast
Creekside Cafe & Grill

Everything at the Creekside Café that we serve to you is the highest of quality. All of the fruits and vegetables are cut by hand. Our salad…

Activity
Bike the Yampa River Core Trail

The Yampa River Core Trail is a 7.5-mile paved multi-use trail that runs through the heart of Steamboat Springs and along the Yampa River. It’s a straight shot from one side of town to the other, but more importantly it brings people of all ages onto one path to enjoy the outdoors.

Lunch
Yampa Sandwich Co.

Yampa Sandwich Company serves crave-able, good-for-you breakfast and lunch sandwiches and salads. The menu offers more than 20 sandwiches, a…

Activity
Steamboat Zipline Adventures

The zipline adventure consists of six ziplines, two quick-jump belay systems and an ATV ride along the old U.S. Highway 40 between line five and…

Dinner
Table 79 Foodbar

Your table is waiting! It's the table with the best view of the action. A front-row seat to the kitchen.

Activity
Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series

While the roots of rodeo in this modest little ranch town/world-class ski resort trace back over 100 years, the humble beginnings of the weekly rodeo were known in the mid 1970s as the "Friday Night Jackpot." Contestants gathered once a week to compete for their accumulated entry fees.

Lodging
The Steamboat Grand

With the resort right out the front door, The Steamboat Grand Hotel has lodging to fit every need, from five-bedroom penthouses to hotel rooms…