17 Things to Do in Steamboat Springs: A Local's Guide

Located just over Rabbit Ears Pass about 3 hours northwest of Denver is the idyllic town of Steamboat Springs.

In this guide, you’ll find recommendations from a local for great activities and places to explore during your visit to Steamboat Springs.

This guided experience includes a scenic walk (or a bike ride!) down the Yampa River with interactive entertainment.

1. Steamboat Springs Scavenger Hunt

Even though Strawberry Park Hot Springs is actually one of the most secluded hot springs in Colorado, during the winter it can be really busy.

2. Strawberry Park Hot Springs

The ski area is located within the Routt National Forest and is one of the largest ski resorts in Colorado.

3. Steamboat Springs Ski Area

For beautiful photo opportunities with the family, stop by Fish Creek Falls. There are many points of access to this breathtaking waterfall.

4. Fish Creek Falls

Yampa River Botanic is one of the most popular local venues and often hosts outdoor events like concerts, weddings, and other celebrations.

5. Yampa River Botanic Park

This nine-minute trip is worth the ticket price and includes breathtaking views of Mt. Werner and Yampa Valley.

6. Steamboat Scenic Gondola

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