Summer is the perfect time for a getaway to Steamboat Springs. Beautiful scenery and an array of fun activities will keep you busy throughout your stay. From the hot springs that made the area famous to golf, museums, and family and group-friendly things to do in the summer in Steamboat Springs, you’ll make memories to last a lifetime. Kickoff your summer with a visit that will have you coming back time and again, throughout the year!
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Get a bird’s eye view of the area and head up, up, and away in a hot air balloon. Due to wind and weather conditions, flights only take place in the early morning. Beautiful Steamboat Springs colors and scenery are worth the early rising time. There’s continental breakfast, post-ride champagne toast, and flight certificate for each group member to commemorate the ride. Ask about group, senior, military, and child discount rates when booking. Keep in mind flights may be canceled due to weather or other safety reasons.
Head to one of the three Colorado state parks with lakes that surround the Steamboat Springs area. Cool off with a swim, or enjoy a myriad of water activities including fishing, boating, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. 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 around you. Come back in the winter months for excellent ice fishing.
Hiking is a great way to get out in nature, stretch your legs, and explore. If you’d rather leave the walking to someone else, gather your group and book an experience with Saddleback Ranch in Steamboat Springs. Enjoy a 1–2-hour experience over the hills and through the trees and mountain scenery of Saddleback Ranch. Bring a camera to capture breathtaking photos of the Flattops, Sleeping Giant, Mt. Werner, and others. When you reserve online you can opt to be picked up at the Mt. Werner Transit Center. If you choose to drive yourself to the ranch, there are no reservations and it’s first-come, first-served.
Summer is the perfect time to challenge yourself to world-class golf. The golfers of the group will want to take a walk that includes their golf bag and shoes. 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.
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 such a big 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 like no other.
Visit what made the area 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, aquatic rock-climbing wall, kid’s area, and 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. COVID-19 restrictions include both locations operating at limited capacity and reservations are required at this time. Please follow current mask guidelines whenever not in the water and 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.
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 1901 Queen Anne-style Victorian home that features turn-of-the-century furnishings. Enjoy interactive exhibits featuring local and regional Native American history, skiing, agriculture, mining, pioneer settlement, town development, and more. There are kid-friendly activities and exhibits, too. Bring a mask and call for more information before you make your plans.
Kickoff Summer in Steamboat Springs
You chose Steamboat Springs as your way to kickoff summer. Kickoff your plans 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 summer family or group reunion, 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 summer getaway to Steamboat Springs!