The sun is out, and the Yampa Valley is raging! Steamboat Springs offers an array of outdoor activities and events to keep you and your family healthy and having fun this summer. Click on the links provided for more information and enjoy the beautiful weather!
Don’t forget to squeeze in some self-care during all of the excitement! Give us a call at 970-846-8444 or book an appointment at www.kneadinghandstherapy.com
Great Outdoor Activities
Alpine Golfing can prove quite a challenge for people used to golfing at sea level. Put your skills to the test and enjoy the beautiful views and ideal temperatures at one of Steamboat’s many golf courses. Whether you book your tee time at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Course, Haymaker Golf Course, Steamboat Golf Club or the Catamount Ranch and Club you won’t be disappointed!
Go Fly fishing on the Yampa River and hook some of our world-class trout! Beyond the Yampa, there are plenty of other options for some great fishing in Steamboat Springs, including the smaller streams such as Pearl Lake, Steamboat Lake State Park, and Stagecoach. No gear? New to fishing? No worries! Rentals are available as well as guided trips, check out Straightline Sports located in downtown Steamboat, family owned and operated since 1976. https://www.straightlinesports.com
Steamboat Springs offers more than 500 miles of single-track trail and is also home to Moots Mountain Bikes, established in Steamboat Springs in 1981. With so many fantastic options for mountain biking in the area, it can be hard to choose! Some of the more popular trails include; Emerald Mountain (13 system trails), Strawberry Hot Springs and Spring Creek Trail. Don’t forget to stay hydrated and wear plenty of sunscreen!
Old Town Hot Springs, conveniently located in downtown Steamboat Springs, Old Town Hot Springs not only offers mineral-rich hot spring pools to soak in but also 250-foot waterslides, fitness classes including yoga and barre, a brand-new rock-climbing wall. In addition to those amazing amenities, they also have a newly renovated fitness facility. For more information, click on the link. https://www.oldtownhotsprings.org
Strawberry Park Hot Springs is one of the most popular Steamboat activities for both locals and visitors. During the day, the hot springs are a great family activity, of the beaten path; the views of the surrounding forest are stunning. Once the sun goes down, Strawberry Hot Springs is clothing-optional and adult-only. There are a variety of different natural pools with varying temperatures. If you get too warm and you’re feeling brave, you can plunge into the icy river to cool off. Don’t want to drive back into to town after a relaxing soak? Stay the night in one of their unique cabins or pitch a tent and camp under the stars. For more information, click on the link. https://strawberryhotsprings.com
Take a Hike on one of our many beautiful trails this summer. With so many trails to choose from, you’ll stay busy and active all summer long. Some of the most popular hikes include Uranium mine, located four miles from Steamboat and the hike itself is approx. 3.1 miles roundtrip. This hike is considered moderate to difficult. Thunderhead Trail is 2.5 miles from Steamboat, over 7 miles roundtrip and is considered difficult. Hot Springs Trail is 5.5 miles from Steamboat, close to 6 miles roundtrip but is considered an easy hike. A little further of a drive, The Devils Causeway is about 47 miles from Steamboat, 12 miles in distance and considered a moderate to difficult hike. Another stunning hike is Rabbit’s Ear Peak, 22 miles from Steamboat, 5.4 miles roundtrip and considered moderate to difficult. Remember to pack plenty of water and snacks, don’t forget the sunscreen!
Fish Creek Falls is located just a few miles from downtown Steamboat, the quarter mile walk to the viewing point of this impressive waterfall is mostly flat and a leisurely stroll. If you are looking for a little more of a challenging hike, take the 2.5-mile trail to the base of the falls. At about 1,600 feet in elevation, the falls are especially magnificent from this viewpoint, especially in late spring/early summer when the water is raging from snowmelt. Don’t forget your sunscreen and water, also an excellent spot for an afternoon picnic!
Tube down the Yampa River or hop in a kayak or a raft! The Yampa River is one of the few free-flowing rivers in the western United States. There are many guided rafting tours available for all skill levels as the river can be rowdy and unpredictable.
Hot Air Balloon Rodeo
When: July 13th and 14th, 2019
Where: Saturday 6:00–9:30 am at Bald Eagle Lake – 6:00–9:30 pm at Howelson Hill
Sunday 6:00–9:30 am at Bald Eagle Lake
The Hot Air Balloon Festival and Art in the Park features 160 artist vendors, live entertainment, food vendors, an interactive children’s art area, not to mention an amazing array of colorful hot air balloons. The balloon glow will take place on Saturday as the sun goes down at Howelson Hill. This event is a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the summertime. For more information, visit https://hotairballoonrodeo.com
When: Saturday’s Starting June 15th thru September 21st
Farmers Market Location: 7th and Yampa Street
Farmers Market Hours: 9:00 am until 2:00 pm
The Farmers Market features an assortment of vegetables and fresh fruit each week, many of our vegetable vendors are from right here in Steamboat, there are also many folks that drive in from surrounding areas. You will find fresh bread and pies, local beef, bison, pork and lamb as well as jams, syrups and other great local products! Also, a great place to hear some local Steamboat Springs musicians. For more information, click on the link below.
Fourth of July Celebration
Dates: July 3rd – July 6th, 2019
Don’t miss out on all of the fantastic festivities this Independence Day! With the Pro Rodeo, the block party and community concert, ski jumping at Howelson Hill, the parade downtown and the incredible fireworks show you will not run out of patriotic activities! For more information and dates, times and locations; click on the link below.
Pro Rodeo Series
When: Fridays and Saturdays (also the 3rd & 4th of July), from June, 21st to August 10th, 2019
Where: Brent Romick Rodeo Arena
A Steamboat tradition, the Pro Rodeo Series is a great way to get the family out on Friday and Saturday nights this summer (additionally, they will also hold the rodeo on July 3rd and 4th). Live music starts at 6 pm, a delicious BBQ and a full bar are also offered. For more information and tickets, click on the link. https://www.steamboatprorodeo.com/
The Steamboat Springs Strings Music Pavilion
Steamboat’s leading live music venue, Strings Music Pavilion features over 60 different shows during the summer as well as a fall and winter series.
Keeping It Free Summer Concert Series
Every summer the free concert series kicks off offering an array of music genres free of charge! See this summer’s Free Concert Series line up below. More information at https://keepinitfree.com
The Expendables & The Movement – Saturday, June 29th
North Mississippi Allstars – Friday, July 5th
Shinyribs & Eric Tessmer – Saturday, July 27th
Band TBA – Saturday, August 10th
End of Summer Jam – Billy Strings, Bonfire Dub & Buffalo Commons – Sunday, September 1st
Get out there and enjoy everything Steamboat Springs has to offer this summer!