Steamboat Springs Travel Guide

Something of a skier’s and snowboarder’s paradise, Steamboat Springs in Routt County, Colorado is actually so popular with the winter sport fraternity that it is commonly dubbed ‘Ski Town USA’. This internationally-known winter resort destination attracts domestic and overseas visitors alike for its fine powdery slopes and excellent lift facilities.

Sometimes referred to also as just ‘The Boat’, Steamboat Springs doubles as an equally popular summer vacation destination on account of its myriad opportunities for outdoor activity. Lovers of the active lifestyle flock to the destination to take advantage of its undulating and mountainous terrain which is ideal for pursuits such as hiking and mountain biking.

The town is well geared to receiving visitors with a solid tourist infrastructure providing more than ample accommodation options. Local tour companies have the area’s activity possibilities well and truly covered and those visitors looking to try something new can rest easy that they are in the hands of professional operators.


Steamboat Ski Resort: 165 named trails distributed over a 2,965-acre area, provide the action at this winter-sport resort located in the Routt National Forest.

Alpine Slide: ride down 2,400 feet of winding slide on a toboggan-style vehicle on this thrilling two-track attraction.

ATV tours: take a ride up Hahns Peak or across historic mining country on these chunky all-terrain four-wheel vehicles.

Fly fishing: angling fans should not miss out on the chance to take a fly fishing trip on the lakes, rivers and streams that are abundant in Steamboat Springs’ surrounding area.

Strawberry Park Hot Springs: take a dip in the 105°F waters, six miles out of town, and let your worries wash away.