Somewhere between the late 1800s and 10,000 feet up, peaks met west in Steamboat Springs to create an exceptional mountain experience of unbridled recreational options, soaring ranges and bubbling hot springs, all with a distinctive western flair.
Roam through ancient woods clothed by freshly fallen snow from a horse-pulled wagon. Walk to the town’s namesake hot springs or venture to those in nearby Strawberry for renewing soaks, imagining those appreciative sojourners before stepping onto the same smoothed rocks. Or explore timeless trails with the modern horsepower of an ATV, marveling at the rapidly growing distance between you and your daily life. Whatever season or adventure you choose, you’re sure to create unforgettable vacation memories that will be cherished for years to come.
Catch a chairlift or gondola just outside your villa to your backyard playground, the world-class Steamboat Ski Resort, where a wonderland of winter recreation awaits, including alpine skiing, snowboarding and telemark skiing amid Steamboat’s famed Champagne Powder.
Warmer-weather recreation peaks with vibrant blooms of mountain biking, horseback riding and alpine sliding to fly-fishing, rock climbing and hot air ballooning. Hiking up to Rabbit Ears Peak or tubing down the Yampa River, you’ll savor Steamboat summers.
Steamboat’s original attractions are its relaxing natural mineral springs, first valued for their healing properties by the Ute Indians, who called them medicine springs. Modern amenities now complement rustic to luxurious outdoor springs in hot-spots around town.
A rich and long-standing ranching heritage bucks alive each weekend night throughout Steamboat’s summer season, with rousing rodeo competitions in a modern arena built on the same spot as cowboy-era challenges held for more than a century before.
From the time a former circus acrobat named Carl Howelsen enthused Steamboat residents with his stunning ski feats here, this winter hub has continued as the longest running ski area in the Rockies, even transforming into a 2,400-foot alpine slide in summer.