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Steamboat Magazine

Where Western Legacy Abounds

06/16/2022 03:35PM ● By Dan Greeson
If you’re dreaming of escaping to wide-open spaces, getting inspired by nature and soaking in Western hospitality, Steamboat can provide the perfect getaway that offers something for everyone. The Yampa Valley’s secluded yet accessible location provides an escape from reality, maintaining a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. With numerous working ranches, you’ll soon experience a Western community committed to the land and all it provides.Step off the grid and into vast meadows, tranquil aspen groves and panoramic views for an exciting ATV off-roading experience at Lucky 8 Ranch. Along the ranch’s miles of picturesque trails, you’ll view American Bison, explore Trout Creek and find contentment in all that theNorthern Rocky Mountains have to offer. Experience an old-fashioned adventure withColorado’s High Lonesome Outfitters on horseback in Routt National Forest. Taking in the spectacular views, high-mountain lakes and breathtaking wildflowers will provide a soothing perspective.

Steamboat’s Pro Rodeo Series has a special place in Routt County’s history, and many continue to enjoy this summer tradition and celebrate Western lifestyle. Entertainment abounds as spectators watch cowboys and cowgirls challenge themselves in events, performances and competitions. Competitions, music and food combine for an unforgettable evening for the whole family.

You can also stop by the charming Tread of Pioneers Museum downtown for an expansive collection of historical treasures, immersive events and cherished exhibits showcasing Steamboat’s Western heritage.

Whether you're looking for luxurious indulgence, a laid-back, relaxing vacation or a one-of-kind Rocky Mountain experience, Steamboat’s guest ranches are sure to impress. The Vista Verde Ranch combines Old West roots, inspiring culinary creations, personalized amenities and secluded activities. Far from civilization and amid wide-open spaces, find adventure at Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch on a horseback ride.

Take in our valley from horseback, unwind at a guest ranch and connect to the heritage of Northwest Colorado. During your visit, you’ll absorb Steamboat’s incomparable cowboy culture and traditions. Grab your boots, tip your hat and discover why your whole family will keep coming back for more.