If you plan on visiting Steamboat Springs with the family, there are many fun and exciting activities to include during your trip. Whether you plan on hitting the ski slopes for a day or you’re interested in visiting a hot springs, Steamboat Springs is full of activities, events, and fun things to do. In this blog, we’ll look at some of our favorite winter festivities in Steamboat Springs, so you can ensure everyone has something to look forward to on your vacation.
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Fish Creek Falls
Looking for a beautiful and easy hike during your stay in Colorado? Just minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs is Fish Creek Canyon, which spills over into the magnificent 280-foot Fish Creek Falls. As one of the most popular destinations in Steamboat Springs, you can enjoy a short ¼-mile walk down a gravel path to enjoy a pristine view of the lower falls. This moderate hike offers picturesque views that will take you deep into the Routt National Forest.
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
If you’re planning a trip to Steamboat Springs to enjoy cross country skiing or snowshoeing, you’ll be impressed with the variety of options available. Let’s take a look at some popular cross country ski resorts to consider below:
The Haymaker Nordic Center
The Haymaker Nordic Center has 8km of cross country ski, skate ski trails, and snowshoe trails, as well as 10k of dedicated flat bike trails. The perfect place to go for the outdoor adventurist, the Haymaker Nordic Center offers daily lessons for classic and skate skiing styles. Trails will be open from December 16, 2017 through March 28, 2018, and lunch is served from 11am to 2:30pm daily.
The Steamboat Ski Touring Center
Another great place to visit in Steamboat Springs is the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. This park features 15km of trails that have been groomed for classic and skate skiing. Whether you’re a novice or skiing pro, you’re sure to love the scenery that this park has to offer. The Steamboat Ski Touring Center is open daily from 9am to 5pm, and they offer full-service cross country ski rentals in their shop.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
If you truly want to make your vacation one to remember, consider booking a hot air balloon ride during your stay. When you sign up for a hot air balloon adventure, you’ll have the unique opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the Yampa Valley from hundreds of feet in the air! With an early morning takeoff, you’ll have plenty of time to explore other parts of Steamboat Springs after your balloon ride. To learn more about the hot air balloon opportunities in Steamboat Springs, click here!
Did you know that long before Steamboat Springs was known for its ski resorts, it was known for its amazing hot springs? Steamboat Springs offers 150 geothermal hot springs that were revered among Native Americans and pioneers, and now guests and visitors get to enjoy these natural landmarks when they visit. Whether you’re looking for a fun afternoon getaway with the family or a leisurely soak for two, you’ll love the incredible hot springs that Colorado has to offer. Two popular hot springs to consider are:
The Old Town Hot Springs
If you’d like to visit one of Colorado’s first natural hot springs, consider spending a day at Old Town Hot Springs resort. Located in the heart of Steamboat Springs, this hot springs resort offer four 98 to 103-degree spring-fed pools. The perfect place to bring children of all ages, this resort features a 230-foot waterslide along with an aquatic climbing wall. From Memorial to Labor Day weekend, the Wibit floating obstacle course is also a very popular attraction for children.
The Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Nestled in a high mountain valley of Steamboat Springs sits The Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Just seven miles north of downtown Steamboat, this hot springs features stone-lined soaking pools, rustic cabins, and tent sites, you can leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind as you relax in these hot springs.
As you can see, there are many fun activities to partake in during your trip to Steamboat Springs. If you’re looking for lodging during your trip, be sure to check out the luxury vacation rental homes at The Porches of Steamboat. When you rent one of our beautiful mountain homes, you’ll be able to experience a list of full-concierge services as well. From a 5-star housekeeping and maintenance staff to private transportation shuttles, we’ll do everything we can to ensure your trip to Steamboat Springs is one to remember. We also offer a great concierge service and can offer recommendations and book any adventure for your vacation. If you’re interested in learning more about our vacation rental homes or you have questions regarding or amenities, contact our friendly staff today!