Steamboat Springs lies against the western ridge of the Continental Divide and is nearly surrounded by the 520,000-acre Routt National Forest and three wilderness areas. Add to that mix two ski areas, four Colorado State Parks, hot springs, lakes, rivers and trail systems that offer outdoor enthusiasts an endless supply of adventures. There are more than 1,000 square miles of multi-use public lands surrounding Steamboat, enough terrain for every back-country whim, whether you’re a novice or an adrenaline junkie.