You came to Steamboat Springs for some much-needed time away and some fall fun and flair. No matter how long you’re in town, there’s plenty to see and do. You’ll enjoy a mix of fun, excitement, adventure and fall activities in Steamboat Springs. Follow the trails, soar high in a balloon, slide into a hot spring for a soak, or find your own combination of fun and relaxation. There’s something to keep everyone busy.

Steamboat Restaurant Week

Enjoy the best restaurant talent Steamboat has to offer! Main Street Steamboat hosts the 2021 Restaurant Week from September 24th-October 2nd and is sure to impress. Visit the Steamboat Restaurant Week website for more information. Reservations at participating restaurants are highly recommended.

Wild West Balloon Adventures

Go up, up, and away over Steamboat Springs. Hot air ballooning is one of the oldest forms of travel. Bring your camera and capture stunning views of the Steamboat Springs area, the Flat Top Mountains, and Hahn’s Peak – an inactive volcano. All flights take off in the morning between 7-8 a.m. and are approximately 45 minutes and conclude with a champagne toast. You’ll also receive a personalized flight certificate. Senior, child, and “basket” rates are available. Light snacks are provided as well, and you can request shuttle service to and from the launch site. All flights are subject to cancellation due to weather.

Indoor Activities

If the cool Colorado weather drives you back indoors, you don’t have to stay at your rental. There are plenty of indoor fall activities in Steamboat Springs for everyone to enjoy. Get in your exercise skating at Howelsen Ice Arena or play indoor tennis or pickleball at the tennis center. Try for a 300 at the newly remodeled bowling alley, Snow Bowl. If a quiet time is more your speed, check out a library or bookstore and score some new reading material to pass some time and give your brain a workout.

Hot Springs

Make time to visit the springs of Steamboat Springs. There are two that keep locals and visitors coming back time and again. Old Town Hot Springs is located in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs and is a multi-use complex, giving you a full body workout and relaxation session. It boasts eight natural mineral water hot pools, two water slides, a fitness center, aquatic rock climbing wall, kid’s area, and much more to keep everyone happy and busy. Strawberry Park Hot Springs is located on the edge of the Yampa Valley. You’ll find thermal pools that range in temperature from 101-106 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to check COVID-19 restrictions before heading. They may include the springs operating at limited capacity or schedule, and reservations may be required. Make sure to bring a mask and wear it whenever you’re not in the water. Please observe social distancing when possible. Restrooms are still available, but changing rooms are limited. Only cash will be accepted for entry fees. No credit or debit cards.


Enjoy new fall tastes and some on-tap regulars at one of the breweries that call Steamboat Springs home. Choose from lagers, pilsners, IPAs, ales, and more. Each brewery has its own unique flavors and choices, so you’re bound to find something to quench your thirst. Depending on the brewhouse you visit, you can enjoy a complete meal when you order from their food menu too. For a day full of fun and adventure, take part in the Steamboat Brew Trail allowing you to explore everything these local spots have to offer.

Steamboat OktoberWest

When it’s time for a break, plan a getaway with friends or family to a town like no other. You’ll enjoy every moment of your stay in Steamboat Springs. When it comes to unique events and parties, you’ll find no better place. Celebrate the end of summer in style with craft beer, local food selections, live music and more at the Steamboat Springs OktoberWest festival that puts a Rocky Mountain western spin on the traditional event. The 12th annual event kicks off with the Friday Beer Stroll on September 17th and the main event on September 18th, 2021. Visit the Steamboat OktoberWest website for info and tickets.

Horseback Riding

Before the snow falls, get out and enjoy the beautiful greenery dotted by hues of fall colors. Gather your group and saddle up for a horseback ride. There are ranches around Steamboat Springs that will guide you through the scenic trails that Old West cowboys used to follow. Horseback riding is fun for people of all ages and ability levels. Make sure to book in advance to ensure a availability for this adventure.

Mountain Biking

Grab a mountain bike and hit the trails. Cut through the gorgeous landscape and take in views of the mountains and valley as you bike your way through Steamboat Springs’ great outdoors. There are several loops and trail systems of varying degrees of difficulty. Many of the trails are a great hike or dirt bike excursion too, so make sure you share the trails with others.

Steamboat Food & Wine Festival

Fall is a great time to visit Steamboat, especially for the Steamboat Food & Wine Festival. The Annual Steamboat Food & Wine Festival is culinary experience that every foodie should indulge in. This four day event takes place throughout Steamboat Springs, CO including Downtown Steamboat, Gondola Square and privately owned ranches. Visit the Steamboat Food & Wine Festival website for info and tickets. Stay at Bear Claw & Edgemont for specials on lodging for this one-of-a-kind event!

Fall Fun in Steamboat Springs

You chose Steamboat Springs for a private, fun getaway with the ones you love this fall. Extend the privacy and fun you crave to your accommodations by booking a vacation rental with Elevated Properties. When you’re not out experiencing a Steamboat Springs fall, prepare a tasty meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in the open living area for some TV or a movie.

For a sweetheart getaway or small family, choose a one-bedroom unit. If you’re planning a trip with a large group or family, there are units as large as six bedrooms! Choose a platinum unit for upgrades and perks like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and more!

Contact us today to start planning your fall getaway to Steamboat Springs!