Things to Do in Steamboat

A historic ranch town with activities for the whole family ~ Steamboat Springs, CO

The Area

A small, tight-knit community ~ With big, year-round appeal

History. It can get lost in all the amenities one associates with modern ski towns. Not in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, however. No, this is a tight-knit community that embraces its treasured and storied past, but at the same time, always keeps a keen eye to the future. And that means, you, the visitor, gets to reap the rewards of massively proud residents welcoming you with any number of year-round activities, seasonal events, and overwhelmingly friendly atmosphere all around the mountain.

The Neighborhood

Calling the area just “unique” ~ Doesn’t do it justice

The neighborhoods of Steamboat are an elegant combination of both the old and the new, with most Steamboat rentals essentially divided into two distinct sections: the Old Town and The Mountain. Those looking to vacation in a more remote, rustic setting, that’s also rich in history, head to the Old Town. If you’re looking for a more modern, resort experience, The Mountain is home to many Steamboat ski in ski out rentals. But by cabin or condo, ranch or estate, you’re family is sure to enjoy a one-of-kind vacation no matter which style of neighborhood you choose.

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What to Do

Come sun or snow ~ Steamboat always shines bright

All year round, just being in the great outdoors around Steamboat presents a myriad of opportunities for activity, recreation, and general relaxation. Known for its world-class skiing first and foremost, Steamboat Springs is also a unique mountain destination that attracts attention internationally with many other events and undertakings. The only prerequisite is, you should probably find great joy in being outside.

Around the Mountain

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A premier family ski resort, Steamboat boasts smaller crowds than most Colorado mountains with its wide variety of terrain to suit skiers of all ages and skills. Learn more

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Mountain Biking

One of the top mountain-biking destinations in the country, from a leisurely ride to challenging terrains, the trails here range in various degrees of difficulty. Learn more

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Fly Fishing

Perhaps one of the area’s best-kept secrets, Steamboat is also home to a series of rivers and lakes. Just be sure to get your state fishing license ahead of time. Learn more

Signature Events

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Steamboat Marathon

More than just a race, it’s an annual event at the beginning of June that consistently ranks as one of the top marathons in the country for its scenic beauty. Learn more

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Winter Carnival

A winter tradition like no other, you’ll enjoy street skiing with horses, fire jumping, fireworks, and other nighttime festivities to celebrate our most chilly season. Learn more

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Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

A photographer’s dream, this annual event in and around Bald Eagle Lake, and not only lights up the skies, but your smiles as well. Learn more

Where to Eat

From hearty to high-end ~ A pleasure to all palates

Like most resort ski towns, Steamboat dining options present a wide range of delicious opportunities. From grab-and-go, quick bites to high-end sophistication, or private chefs for dining at home in between, here’s just a taste of a few our favorites.

Quick Bites

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Backcountry Delicatessen

Located in the heart of downtown, their Steamboat location is their flagship store and welcomes hungry locals and visitors alike. Learn more

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Johnny B. Good’s

A 1950’s-style diner steeped in retro chic, here, you can enjoy affordable prices, affable service, and delicious meals at all times of the day. Learn more

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Taco Cabo Steamboat

A little taste of authentic Mexico right here in Colorado, you’ll enjoy made-to-order Mexican specialties always served with a smile. Learn more

Reservations Recommended

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Aurum Food & Wine

Enjoy riverfront dining at this high-end hotspot that focuses on Rocky Mountain fine dining with seasonally and locally sourced ingredients. Learn more

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Cafe Diva

An elegant dining experience with a home-like feel, you’ll enjoy elevated cuisine, an expansive wine list and a personalized service style that’s truly unique. Learn more

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Named for the historic building in which it sits, Harwigs features an ever-changing French-style menu and an ever-evolving wine list while supporting sustainable resources. Learn more

Getting Around

You’re on vacation ~ Leave transportation to someone else

The community of Steamboat Springs is so easygoing, it’s only makes sense that getting around the area could be considered “easy going” as well.

  • Steamboat Springs Airport is the local aviation facility serving private aircraft owners and charter companies.
  • For commercial passenger flights, you’ll need to utilize Yampa Valley Regional Airport in nearby Hayden, Colorado. 
  • Steamboat offers a free, fixed-route bus service that runs throughout the year and all around the mountain.
  • For safe, professional shuttle and private limo service, GO Alpine is the area’s oldest and most trusted transportation company. 
  • At an elevation 6,700 feet, if you choose to move around on foot, please be careful. Pack plenty of water, snacks and sunscreen before heading out for the day. 

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