A Place of Four Seasons Adventure
The majesty of the timeless Rocky Mountains. The adrenaline thrill of dauntingly high ski jumps. The wind in your hair on a long, fast canter over the hills on horseback. Visit Steamboat Springs and your sense of adventure bounds to life, pulsating with energy and excitement at the many opportunities to explore the area’s boundless offerings.The Rocky Mountains come to life in Spring, their green trails promising invigorating hikes and bike rides. The local ranches can always use a hand this time of year, encouraging locals and visitors to don their cowboy gear for a day and join the cattle drive. In summer, the Yampa River beckons, promising a thrilling journey down the white-water rapids on kayak. Colorado’s last un-dammed, major river, the Yampa is swollen with spring runoff in May and June, its 60-plus rapids swirling furiously. In calmer months, it’s a place where children hunt for fish in the shallows, while fly fishermen cast their lines in a graceful arabesque, in search of rainbow trout. Come winter, Steamboat Springs becomes a wonderland of ice and snow, its cottonwood trees embraced by frost. The tall mountain peaks of the Rockies are decked in fine powder, offering 164 trails and close to 3,000 acres of perfect ski terrain. Some explore these routes by dog sled, driving a team of energetic Alaskan Huskies along backcountry trails. Others choose to race down the hills on snowboards, to tread gingerly on snowshoes or to test their mettle with a ski jump at Howelsen Hill. Whatever the contours of your sense of adventure, Steamboat Springs is a place brimming with possibility, one that knows no lethargy.