|View of Steamboat Springs from the ski slopes|
We went to Steamboat Springs for 5 days over the July 4th holiday. Despite living in Colorado for two years, I had never actually been to Steamboat. Now after less than a week there, I want to move there!
Below are some of the highlights. The BEST hike we did was the "Zirkel Circle" which got a post of it's own.
|Zirkel Circle trip report and photos|
Fish Creek Falls
280+ foot waterfall just a short walk from the parking lot. You can hike above the falls (the trail is steep!) to the upper falls and even more views.
Steamboat's ski area has tons of trails for hiking and biking in the summer. One thing that is almost always true wherever there is a tram/gondola held true here - you can hike up and then take a free ride on the gondola back down.
Just a bit south of town, the reservoir has an awesome 10 mile dirt loop around the lake. Great place to run and bike.
The river was probably our favorite thing about Steamboat. It runs through the middle of town and really defines the area. It's a hub of activity and center of the area's fantastic bike path network. Easy access to fun river tubing was a highlight of the trip.