Outdoors

Enjoying the great outdoors is easy in scenic Steamboat Springs, Colorado. With the scenic mountain-scape around you, it’s easy to reconnect with the outdoors in this beautiful place.

Snow-lovers have several months to enjoy everything the mountain provides. With annual snowfall averages approaching 200 inches, Steamboat Springs provides plenty of powder for snow sport enthusiasts. The season usually kicks off towards the end of November and last through late-Spring. Popular winter activities include skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snow tubing, and more. Classes are readily available for visitors of any experience level and local rental companies have everything you could need if you haven’t quite invested in your own gear yet.

However, the mountain fun isn’t limited to just the winter. Steamboat Springs also provides plenty to do during the summer and fall seasons. Believe it or not, the mountains get fairly warm in the summer, with high’s in the 80’s and lows in the 40’s, providing comfortable temperatures for hiking, rafting, kayaking, and much more. The Yampa River is the crown jewel of Steamboat Springs and provides plenty of outdoor recreation. From scenic lakeside picnics to exciting fishing excursions, a day on the river is a ‘must’ for summer visitors. Or, for a unique wildlife experience, visit the nature deck at State Park Pearl Lake, where you can see a variety of indigenous species.

Another fun outdoor experience, horseback riding, can be enjoyed any time of year! A winter horse excursion is a truly magical way to experience the magic of Steamboat Springs. Or, for summer visitors, take in the fragrant natural mountain air and stunning surroundings with a scenic ride through fields and trails.

Steamboat Springs offers so much to see and do! Get out and enjoy everything this beautiful mountain destination has to offer. We’ve listed a few of our top picks below.


Tubing, Rafting and Kayaking the Yampa River

Tubing, Rafting and Kayaking the Yampa River

One of the crown jewels of Steamboat Springs is the Yampa River that flows through town and provides a wide ...
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State Park  Stage Coach

State Park Stage Coach

The reservoir and surrounding area is a nature-lover’s playground. Stagecoach State Park features eight miles of hiking trails, a swimming ...
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Hiking Trails in and around Steamboat Springs

Hiking Trails in and around Steamboat Springs

Visitors can explore numerous hiking trails in the area, including the ones detailed below. Many of the trailheads are only ...
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State Park  Pearl Lake

State Park Pearl Lake

In the summer, our wildlife viewing deck offers great views, and the chance to either look for critters or just ...
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State Park  Steamboat Lake

State Park Steamboat Lake

STEAMBOAT LAKE STATE PARK – Bring your own boat or rent one from the Steamboat Lake Marina. Either way, you’re ...
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Steamboat Springs Ice Fishing

Steamboat Springs Ice Fishing

Help your guide cut a hole in the thick ice. Then drop in a line and wait for a promising ...
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Saddleback Ranch

Saddleback Ranch

This 8,000-acre, family-owned ranch offers horseback rides, cattle drives, off-road expeditions, and even wagon dinner rides. Cruise on over to ...
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