We’ve got great news: Your favorite ski resort still exists after the snow melts. You’ve made countless winter memories at Steamboat Resort over the years, but we’re here to tell you that not only can you snag a deal on a room this summer, but you can also have a fantastic trip. Denver is warming up this summer, and many locals (and visitors!) are heading to higher elevations to keep cool. Less than 70 miles from Denver, this Colorado treasure is home to some of the best hiking, mountain biking, and most scenic horseback riding in the Rockies in the summer.
Did you know that Steamboat Springs calls itself “Bike Town USA”? With over 500 miles of trail (50 of which are lift assisted), your favorite ski town has earned a “Gold-Level Bicycle Community” title. Whether you bring your own bikes from home, or rent one in town, you’d be remiss to plan a summer trip to Steamboat Springs without spending a little time on two wheels. Intermediate (and fit beginners) will love the 8.4 miles of single track on the Emerald Mountain Loop trail. Want to ride straight from town? Check out the fast and flowy Spring Creek Trail. If you’re looking for a delectably punishing ride, you’ll earn a beer or two on the 26 mile Divide Trail ride. Our favorite post ride nosh in the area are the fish and chips from Timber and Torch. Any free riders in your group? Check out the current operation status of the resort- Steamboat is a free riders paradise.
Whether you want to meander along the Yampa River, or hike something more iconic in the area, your hiking photos from Steamboat Springs will be some of the most beautiful on your camera roll. If you’ve been wanting to check out the Devil’s Causeway, your stay in Steamboat Springs puts you only 47 miles from this Colorado classic. Gilpin Lake, along the Zircle Circle is arguably one of the most breathtaking trails in the area. You will have earned that margarita pitcher and taco platter from Salt & Lime after the 11 mile loop.
Now, we certainly couldn’t talk about hiking in Steamboat Springs without mentioning Strawberry Hot Springs. These hot springs are famous for good reason. The 2.7 mile hike into the springs reveals a pristine paradise ($15 per person goes towards the maintenance of the area). Not interested in hiking to your soak? Check out the Old Town Hot Springs. Whether you hike to the springs or soak in town, a small plates and cocktails at The Laundry will be the perfect end to a relaxing day.
Steamboat Springs is one of our favorite mountain towns, and we are looking forward to helping you out this winter. Want to read about how we have served others? Here are some reviews! Enjoy your summer, and we’ll see you on the slopes in a few months.