You came to Steamboat Springs this fall for some much-needed time away and some Colorful Colorado fall fun and flair. No matter how long you’re here, there’s plenty of Steamboat Springs Fall activities . You’ll enjoy a mix of fun, excitement, adventure, and fall activities on your trip. 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 Springs Fall Activities
Go up, up, and away over Steamboat Springs this fall. 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. due to weather conditions and are approximately 45 minutes. End the flight with a champagne toast. You’ll also receive a personalized flight certificate. Ask about senior, child, and “basket” rates. 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.
Before the snow falls, get out and enjoy the beautiful greenery dotted by hues of Colorado’s fall colors. Gather your group and saddle up for a horseback ride. There are ranches around Steamboat Springs that 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, ask about any restrictions or guidelines, and make any special requests.
Grab a mountain bike and hit the trails before the snow falls. 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 that are ripe for exploration by bike. Many of the trails are a great hike or dirt bike excursion too, so make sure you share the trails with others.
See how Steamboat Springs got its name! There are natural hot water springs 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, an aquatic rock climbing wall, a kid’s area, and more. 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. Only cash will be accepted for entry fees at Strawberry Park. No credit or debit cards.
If the cool Colorado weather drives you back indoors, there’s no need to stay at your rental. There are plenty of indoor activities in and around Steamboat Springs everyone will enjoy. Get in your exercise with indoor tennis or pickleball at the tennis center or try for a 300 at the newly remodeled bowling alley, Snow Bowl. If 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.
Enjoy new fall tastes and some on-tap regulars at one of the breweries that call Steamboat Springs home. Sip on 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. You can purchase some of the brews to enjoy at your rental or ask the staff where else their beers are sold. Some are family-friendly, while others are adults-only experiences.
Fall Fun in Steamboat Springs
You chose Steamboat Springs for a private, fun getaway with loved ones 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 to enjoy in the dining area. 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 larger group, there are units as large as six bedrooms! Choose a premium unit for upgrades and perks like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, and more!