Overview Steamboat Springs

Visiting Steamboat Springs

Miles away from Aspen and Vail, Steamboat Springs—half ski resort, half Western ranching town—offers a slower pace. Here you’ll find skiing perfect for those who crave a challenge but aren’t thrilled by steep slopes and breakneck speeds; you’ll also find excellent resources for children’s skiing. Steamboat has carved a comfortable niche for itself in the middle ground, providing the best of other ski destinations, toned down a bit in a relaxed, family-friendly environment.... Read More Miles away from Aspen and Vail, Steamboat Springs—half ski resort, half Western ranching town—offers a slower pace. Here you’ll find skiing perfect for those who crave a challenge but aren’t thrilled by steep slopes and breakneck speeds; you’ll also find excellent resources for children’s skiing. Steamboat has carved a comfortable niche for itself in the middle ground, providing the best of other ski destinations, toned down a bit in a relaxed, family-friendly environment.    Close

Stories and Tips Steamboat Springs

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Deers and Butterflies

Written by enauman on 24 Jun, 2005

South Fork Trail was said to be beautiful. We turned onto Seedhead Road. I was wary now, at 7am in the morning, of other deer bounding up in front of me. On Route 129, I nearly had a doe as a hood…Read More


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On the Hunt for Deer's Ears...

Written by enauman on 24 Jun, 2005

Dave got up at 6am, and we wanted to be on the Mad Creek trailhead by no later than 7:30am, because it was reaching 85°F to 87°F daily, and at 7,000 feet, the sun is brutally hot at high altitude. In Arizona, you…Read More


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Hiking the Lower and Upper Fish Creek Trail

Written by enauman on 24 Jun, 2005

We arrived at Fish Creek Falls parking lot. As we emerged from our car, surrounded by evergreen-clad mountains and a pale-blue, sunless sky, we could hear the distinct roar to the Fish Creek lower falls. It was only a quarter mile walk up…Read More


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Finding a Rare Orchid

Written by enauman on 24 Jun, 2005

We finally made it to the Hot Springs area after a 4.11-mile hike. We could smell sulphur on the air in a little grotto with a granite overhang. I was slowing down because any seep or standing water could signal an orchid.…Read More


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The True Story of Banana George

Written by Armed With Passport on 18 Apr, 2002

I had found my seat on the United Airlines plane, buckled into my seat in coach next to my wife, and started to read a travel article in the in-flight magazine "Hemispheres". I was getting into some article about a faraway place and wondering…Read More


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Skiing in Steamboat Continued

Written by Hotcurrie on 13 Feb, 2006

Tip for the Beginners: If you want to go to the top of the mountain, take the Gondola onto Spur Run (green). This will take you to Sundown Express (high-speed quad lift), when you get to the top take Tomahawk (Blue). Whilst Tomahawk is a "blue",…Read More


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Skiing in Steamboat

Written by Hotcurrie on 13 Feb, 2006

We went to Steamboat for one thing and one thing alone—skiing, and we were not disappointed. I had spent some time researching resorts that had good early snow. After all, you don't want to spend 32 hours sitting on planes and in airports, travelling to the…Read More


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Moose Meeting in an unexpected circumstance!

Written by enauman on 24 Jun, 2005

At 11am today, we leave Hot Sulphur Springs and wind our way north to Steamboat Springs up route 49. Our timeshare is at Hillside, but we can’t check in until 4pm. From the Springs, we had about 70 miles of road, and I intended to…Read More


Steamboat Springs, CO

Written by longblondhair on 01 Nov, 2003

Start the day with a brisk hike up the mountain trails, rent a bike, or an ATV. Stop by the stream and try your luck crossing over on the boulders (there is a bridge, if you don't want to get your feet wet).…Read More


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Historic Hahn's Peak, Colorado

Written by kstraveler on 10 Mar, 2004

We spent a lot of time in Hahn's Peak State Park, and one day while we were there, we stopped and looked at the old remaining buildings in Historic Hahn's Peak. Hahn's Peak was once the county seat and had a large population.…Read More


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