Summer is the perfect time for a getaway to Steamboat Springs. Beautiful scenery and an array of fun summer activities in Steamboat Springs will keep you busy throughout your stay. From the hot springs that made the area famous to golf, museums, and family and group activities, you’ll make memories to last a lifetime.


Known as “Bike Town, USA,” Steamboat Springs offers plenty of biking opportunities. Locals bike for exercise, to experience the beauty of the area, and even bike to work! With all the biking culture of the area, it’s no surprise there are plenty of opportunities for downhill biking, cross country routes, road biking, cruising, gravel biking and more. There is even a jump park with various hills and ramps with areas for beginner, intermediate, and advanced dirt bikers. Come back in the winter for a “fat tire” snow biking experience.

Water Sports

Head to one of the three Colorado state parks with lakes that surround the Steamboat Springs area. Enjoy a myriad of water activities including fishing, boating, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Surrounded by Colorado’s beautiful mountain terrain, you can take a break from the water and enjoy a picnic while you soak up the beauty all around you. Come back in the winter months for excellent ice fishing.


The golfers of the group will want to take a break out on the links. The Steamboat Springs area boasts three nearby golf courses where you can practice your skills. Share the course with wildlife like elk, eagles, blue herons, and others. Choose from the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club, Haymaker Golf Course or Steamboat Golf Club. If your clubs didn’t make the packing list, ask about a rental set when booking your tee time.

Saddleback Ranch

If you’d rather leave the walking to someone else, gather your group and book an experience on horseback with Saddleback Ranch in Steamboat Springs. Enjoy a one- to two-hour experience over the hills and through the trees and mountain scenery of Saddleback Ranch. You’ll see the Flattops, Sleeping Giant, and Mt. Werner, just to name a few of Steamboat Springs’s most breathtaking landmarks. When you reserve online you can opt to be picked up at the Mt. Werner Transit Center. Dinner wagon rides and horseback dinner rides are also available at the Ranch for a one of a kind Steamboat Springs experience.

Hot Springs

Visit one of the many reasons Steamboat Springs is famous. Old Town Hot Springs is located in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs and is a multi-use complex. It boasts eight natural mineral water hot pools, two water slides, fitness center, rock climbing wall, kids area, and much more to keep everyone busy. Strawberry Park Hot Springs is located on the edge of the Yampa Valley and features thermal pools that range in temperature from 101-106 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to have cash on hand as credit and debit cards are not accepted.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

For a different view of the area, head up, up, and away in a hot air balloon with Wild West Balloon Adventures. Due to wind and weather conditions, flights take place only in the early morning and last approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Shuttle service to the launch site is available upon request and each balloon is accompanied by an FAA certified pilot/local tour guide. Enjoy light snacks, champagne toast, and each group member will receive a personalized flight certificate to commemorate the ride.

Tread of Pioneers Museum

Take a break from outdoor activities and learn about Steamboat Springs and its roots. The heart of the museum is a beautiful 1901 Queen Anne-style Victorian home that features turn-of-the-century furnishings. You’ll enjoy interactive exhibits featuring local and regional Native American history, skiing, agriculture, mining, pioneer settlement, town development, and much more. Families can enjoy many of the kid-friendly activities and exhibits.

Summer Activities in Steamboat Springs

You chose Steamboat Springs for a fun summer getaway with friends and family. Extend the fun to your accommodations by booking a vacation rental with Elevated Properties. When you’re not out enjoying the area’s many activities, prepare a tasty meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in the open living area and relax with a book, or watch a favorite TV show or a movie.

For an intimate experience, choose a one-bedroom unit. If you’re planning a trip larger group, there are units as large as six bedrooms! Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs and more!

Contact us today to start planning your early summer getaway to Steamboat Springs!