The cliche rings true in Steamboat, you come for the winter but stay for the summer. Hiking, fly-fishing and mountain biking are just some of the activities that many Steamboat locals enjoy. With the festivals, free summer concerts and rodeos, calendars are never empty throughout Steamboat summers.
Steamboat Springs is an undiscovered gem for mountain biking. Trails on Emerald Mountain and Spring Creek, which are directly downtown, and the trails at Mt Werner are a great jumping off point for people of all abilities. The vast array of trails provides everyone from beginners to the advanced with constant challenges. Visitors stopping through town can easily get the inside track by stopping into Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare downtown and asking for riding tips.
Fridays and Saturdays evenings throughout the summer are often spent at the rodeo grounds downtown. Families gather to enjoy the company of friends and the enjoyment of an old west pastime. The weekend rodeos are only outdone by the activities of the 4th of July where the fireworks, parade and summer ski jumping all accentuate and add to the evening’s rodeo.
Weekends often continue with festivals such as the Balloon Rodeo, the Mustang Roundup, the Steamboat Marathon as well as the free summer concert series. These festivals bring together visitors and locals alike to celebrate the good weather and free family fun. Mornings and afternoons can be spent lazily flowing down the Yampa River on inflatable inner tubes. Whether you stop in town for a day, a week, or to settle down for a while, Steamboat summers can be both busy and relaxed, changing with your impulses.
But this is just a small sample of the activities that can be found throughout town in the summer. To turn these ideas into plans for your summer, continue to the ACTIVITIES page, for more ideas and get ready for Summer in Steamboat Springs!