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Steamboat Springs Visitors' Guide

2020 Summer Visitors' Guide

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Visit Like a Local: Soleil Nelson

Soleil Nelson, 12, is already an accomplished dancer who won the regional competition of the Grand Prix in classical ballet and contemporary dance, a competition equivalent to the Olympics. Read More » 


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A Trail for Every Preference

Lace up your hiking boots or mount up on your mountain bike – no matter your skill or fitness level, the Yampa Valley has the perfect trails for you. Read More » 


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The Legend of Sleeping Giant

The story behind the protector of our valley. Read More » 

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Outdoor Thrills for the Non-Olympian

You don’t have to be a backcountry badass or a three-time Olympian to explore the outdoor spaces of Routt County in winter. In fact, you barely even have to break a sweat. Read More » 


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Looking to the Future, Grounded in the Past

Something’s different… it might be hard to put a finger on it, but the Steamboat Ski Area has the beginnings of a new look this winter, under its new parent company, Alterra. Read More » 


Steamboat is for Music Lovers

Steamboat is for Music Lovers

Where else can you find a small town where people travel from large cities to witness live music? Steamboat’s music scene is like no other. Read More » 


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Visit Like a Local – Adam Grimes

Adam Grimes shares his local hunting knowledge

Team roping is one of the attractions during the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series on Friday and Saturday nights at the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena Friday June 16-Saturday Aug12 Photo by Shannon Lukens

Summer Weekend Away 

Summer in Steamboat Springs is one long festival. Peruse the weekly farmers market on Saturday morning, then be entertained all weekend long at any of the signature events. Read More » 

Kelly Northcutt enjoys a morning dip at Strawberry Park Hot Springs located seven miles north of downtown Steamboat Springs Spring road conditions often require four-wheel-drive vehicles Shuttle service is available Photo by Noah Wetzel

Hot Springs 

Revive tired muscles with a soak at Strawberry Park Hot Springs or Old Town Hot Springs. Read More » 

Rowan Mitchell tries bowling for the first time at the Snow Bowl west of town Photo by Suzi Mitchell

Ten Ways to Spend a Day Off the Snow

Feel like a little time off the snow? Wile away a morning, afternoon or a full day with 10 classic Steamboat Springs activities. Read More » 


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Historic Walking Tour

A stroll through downtown reveals buildings dating back to the late 1800s and nine of the area's more than 150 mineral springs. Read More » 


Mary Beth Galer hiking at Mica Lake in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area Photo courtesy Phil Schaeffer

Local Knowledge: Mary Beth Galer

Mary Beth Galer came from Wisconsin to Steamboat Springs in 1982. When not giving advice at the Forest Service Visitor Center, she spends her time painting, biking, camping and hiking. Read More » 


Justin Reiter mountain bikes the Wild Rose trail on Emerald Mountain Photo by Noah Wetzel

Hit the Trail 

From gentle rides to steep rocky scrambles, Steamboat Springs has a trail for everyone. Options abound in town and into the wilderness; it’s just a matter of how hard you want to push it. Read More » 


Earn points for costume distance and crowd appreciation in the annual Splashdown pond skimming competition at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area Sunday April 16 Photo by Aryeh Copa

Party on the Mountain - 02/23/2017 17:49

It's a party all day and into the night at the Steamboat Ski Area. Read More » 


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals perform at a free summer concert in 2011 Photo by Jeff Hall

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Galleries, live music and performing arts events you won't want to miss this summer. Read More » 

Wayne Amsbary gives an impromptu performance during the Western BBQ in Thunderhead Lodge Photo by Suzi Mitchell

Local Knowledge: Wayne Amsbary

Wayne Amsbary has the coolest commute in town. A bartender and server for Steamboat Springs Resort Corp., he rides the gondola to work at Western BBQ and Sunset Happy Hour on the mountain. Read More » 


Kyleigh Lawler and husband Dave foster a love of the outdoors with daughters Kiera and Julia Photo courtesy Kyleigh Lawler

Local Knowledge: Kyleigh Lawler

Kyleigh Lawler has lived in Steamboat Springs for 11 years. She juggles working at the Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, Colorado Mountain College and Routt County You... Read More » 

Jack Sibbald and son Rowan cuddle up for their own story time on an oversized chair in the teen section of the Bud Werner Memorial Library Photo by Noah Wetzel

Indoor Fun 

From museums and theaters to bowling and bumper cars, indoor activities abound in Steamboat Springs. Read More » 

Ethan Elisa McKenzie and Adam Maines spend weekends making turns together at Steamboat Ski Area or exploring the backcountry on Rabbit Ears Pass Photo by Elisa Maines

Local Knowledge: Elisa Maines

East Coasters Elisa Maines and her husband, Adam, moved to Steamboat Springs in 2010. They spend as much time as possible having fun in the snow with their children, Ethan and McKenzie. Read More » 


Gayle Lehman has been a supervisor at the six-acre Yampa River Botanic Park since 1997 The park is open from dawn until dusk May 1-Oct 31 Admission is free Photo courtesy of Gayle Lehman

Local Knowledge: Gayle Lehman 

Outdoor enthusiast Gayle Lehman moved to Steamboat Springs in 1979 for a winter, and never left. She has been a supervisor at the Yampa River Botanic Park since 1997. Read More » 

Backcountry enthustiasts Kelly Bastone and daughter Simone prepare to snowshoe up to Broome Hut on Berthoud Pass Photo courtesy of Kelly Bastone

Local Knowledge: Kelly Bastone 

Freelance writer Kelly Bastone is a self-confessed snow snob. She and husband, Ben Russell, made Steamboat Springs home in 2002, and imparted their love of powder to their daughter Simone. Read More » 

Jami Demorest loves teaching kids to Alpine ski with the Steamboat Snowsports School Photo courtesy of Lance ODonnell

Local Knowledge: Jami Demorest

Raised in Columbus, Ohio, Jami Demorest moved to Steamboat Springs home in 200. He is a kids’ Alpine Instructor with the Steamboat Snowsports School. Read More »