Activities

Looking for amazing and memorable activities to enjoy during your Steamboat Springs vacation? We’ve got you covered. Though the snow and mountains are definitely the main draw, there’s so much else to discover in our majestic mountain getaway.

Seeking a unique way to explore the mountain? If so, Steamboat Springs presents several unconventional modes of transportation. Dog sledding is a fun and exciting option, and families and groups can enjoy a little friendly competition as they race through fields and down slopes as the scenery speeds past. Horseback tours are also a creative way to enjoy the scenery in an extraordinary way, and can be enjoyed throughout the year, regardless of the season.

Summer and fall are ideal times to visit the mountain and enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities that get hidden in the winter. From scenic biking and hiking through mountain trails to kayaking and fishing in local rivers and streams, the melted snow reveals an entire new side of Steamboat Springs that’s not to be missed. Other seasonal activities that visitors often enjoy during the summer months include stand up paddle boarding, golf, and a trip to the famous Howler Springs Alpine Slide

Events are another popular mountain draw, as each season is packed with exciting things to do. Special events are a great excuse to enjoy a long-weekend trip, or to top off a week-long adventure. A few notable events include the annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, the Winter Carnival, and the annual Art in the Park—to name a few. You can read more about these events and see this year’s specific dates below.

Check out our list of popular things to do in the area that will leave you wanting even more Steamboat in your life!


Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club

Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club

Sitting at base of the foothills, affording a breathtaking view of the Yampa Valley during play. Make sure to book ...
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Stand UP Paddle Boarding  Steamboat Paddleboard Adventures

Stand UP Paddle Boarding Steamboat Paddleboard Adventures

It’s great for exercise and just plain FUN! Whether touring on flat water or taking it down to the river, ...
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Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Just outside of Steamboat Springs nestled alongside Hot Springs Creek lies one of the most spectacular mineral springs in the ...
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Dog Sledding  Snow Buddy Dog Sled Tours

Dog Sledding Snow Buddy Dog Sled Tours

Experience the thrill of dog sledding firsthand as you race past white-capped trees and fields of freshly fallen snow. Learn ...
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35th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & Annual Art in the Park

35th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & Annual Art in the Park

The only downside of the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival in Steamboat Springs Colorado is that you have to get ...
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Horseback riding  Sombrero Ranches

Horseback riding Sombrero Ranches

Located in the Yampa River Valley, Steamboat is a great base for a family vacation with a number of activities ...
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Nordic Skiing  Howelsen Hill Nordic Center

Nordic Skiing Howelsen Hill Nordic Center

Howelsen Hill, Steamboat’s best city park, has tubing, alpine and nordic skiing and ski jumping in the winter, and an ...
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Biking  Steamboat Springs

Biking Steamboat Springs

Biking Trails FAMILY RIDES ON THE YAMPA RIVER CORE TRAIL – Suitable for kids and adults alike, this paved, seven-mile ...
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The Howler Steamboat Springs Alpine Slide

The Howler Steamboat Springs Alpine Slide

If you are looking for some Summertime Fun for the entire family, then you need to definitely put aside one ...
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98th Annual Winter Carnival

98th Annual Winter Carnival

Beginning as the organizing committee for the first Winter Carnival, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) has maintained the ...
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