Located along Hot Springs Creek just outside of Steamboat Springs, these natural mineral springs are open year-round. Relax after a long day of skiing or hiking by immersing yourself in 104° F natural mineral water while enjoying the majestic views of the surrounding forest. Enjoy a euphoric massage in a private hut or watsu (aquatic therapy) in a private pool. During the winter months, four-wheel drive vehicles are required due to snow and ice. However, shuttles run daily and will pick visitors up in the parking lot. Strawberry Springs prides themselves on being as off-grid as possible, giving visitors a true natural springs experience. The springs are open until 10:30 p.m. on weekdays and until 12 a.m. on weekends, so visitors can enjoy stargazing while relaxing in the springs.
In the heart of Steamboat lies the extraordinary Main Street, surrounded by amazing views and offering visitors a variety of things to do. From the historic downtown houses to art and souvenir shops, guests can enjoy this mountain town’s charm while walking through Main Street. Spend a day getting to know Steamboat by experiencing everything on this bustling avenue.
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Yampa River Botanic Park boasts six acres of ponds, berms and over fifty gardens. The park is free to the public and open from the beginning of May until the end of October. In addition to its peaceful garden walkways, the park also holds summer music festivals and ‘yoga in the park.’ The park was donated to the city of Steamboat Springs and is supported by memberships, donations, sponsorships and grants. While touring through the beautiful gardens in the park, visitors can learn about indigenous plant and wildlife. The park is a low cost destination that is fun for the whole family.
Steamboat’s only amusement park, located right next to the Yampa River Botanic Gardens, is packed with a variety of games and activities that will keep the whole family entertained. The amusement park offers laser tag, panning for gemstones, a miniature golf course, a giant maze and more! The park is a great way to spend the day and is fun for everyone. Be sure to check out Groupon for coupons and deals for this amusement park.
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As the only free flowing river in the state, meaning its not obstructed by any dams or divisions, the Yampa is the perfect summer activity. The river, which flows through the heart of Steamboat, is located near tubing shops which provide you with everything from rental tubes, life jackets and even a shuttle service. Visitors float down the river, with rides that can last anywhere from one to three hours; with riverside stops along the way, like restaurants, bars and parks.
What better way to experience the beauty of Steamboat Springs than a few thousand feet in the air? This is a unique activity that will be sure to make your visit a memorable one. A hot air balloon flight is great for the family but also as a romantic date for two. Get the chance to see the world from a different perspective.
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Steamboat is famous world-wide for its impressive ski slopes. These slopes are family friendly and there’s something for every level of skier. There are six peaks, 169 trails and almost 3.000 acres ready to ski. Bundle up and experience some of the best slopes in the world.
Located just minutes from downtown Steamboat, Fish Creek Falls is easily one of the most popular spots for hiking. It’s only a quarter mile walk to view the lower falls, with more of an inclined path to the upper Fish Creek Falls. This destination is open year-round, bringing hikers in the summer and ice climbers in the winter. No matter the season, this is a spot visitor will want to take advantage of.
Take a step back through time and experience the history of Steamboat. The museum is open year-round with tours, events and activities for the kids. A visit to the museum is a great way to honor the Western heritage of this mountain town.
The Howler Alpine slide is one of Steamboats more exciting attractions that is fun for the entire family. Visitors will ride a chairlift to the top of Howelsen Hill – getting to enjoy a bird’s eye view of downtown Steamboat. From there, using a sled provided by Howler Alpine, visitors will ride down a curving 2,400 ft track. Visitors have total control of their ride – which just adds to the thrill. This adventure is fun for everyone and it won’t break the bank. The Howler is open from mid-July to the beginning of September.
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Golden Leaf prides itself on only growing quality all-natural cannabis. Using pure Rocky Mountain Water and nutrient rich soil, Golden Leaf delivers pesticide free natural cannabis plants to both medical and recreational patients. They offer a large menu with a large selection of strains to choose from.
Rocky Mountain Remedies first opened in 2009 as a medical only dispensary, then in 2014 they opened their doors for recreational sales. Here the staff is not just committed to growing the best cannabis but also taking care of each and every one of their patients with the utmost care. At Rocky Mountain Remedies, every customer is a friend.
Located north of Steamboat Springs, Billo offers a large selection of high-quality flower – most of which is grown in house. In addition to offering the finest cannabis products, Billo also hosts the Billo Colorado Music Hour on KFMU 104.1/105.5 FM every Sunday from 4-5p.m.
This store offers incredible one-of-a-kind items. Whether you are a collector, arts lover or mesmerized by fossils and gems, this store has something for everyone. Whether you are window shopping or looking to buy, this store doesn’t disappoint. They are truly one of Steamboats more unique stores.
Steamboat Art Company is located in the heart of downtown Steamboat and offers locals and visitors a variety of art, jewelry, decorations and handcrafted pieces. They are great for gifts as well as fun knick knacks. In addition to its unique merchandise, customers can say ‘hi’ to Eddie the pug – the official shop dog and customer greeter.
This boutique is the largest consignment clothing store in Northwestern Colorado, selling over 20,000 different brands. Locally owned, Déjà Vu is proud to recycle everything that comes into the store – no clothing items are ever thrown away. In addition to recycling, Déjà Vu also gives back to the community. They offer a $1 donation rack and 100% of the money made at the store goes back to a variety of charities. Customers can shop here and know that they are not only giving back to the community but also helping others in need. This store is truly shopping for a cause!
Off the Beaten Path is Steamboat’s largest full-service bookstore and a favorite spot for locals to get a good book and a cup of coffee. They offer an extensive collection, from history and memoirs to children’s books; Off the Beaten Path truly has it all. In addition to their book collection, they also offer puzzles, games, greeting cards, journals and candles. Next time you are in town stop by the shop and enjoy your book in the café with a pastry and a hot cup of coffee.
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This hidden gem is a great breakfast and brunch spot. Offering excellent food and service, it has a truly authentic “mountain town” feel to it. The Shack offers both indoor and outdoor seating, seasons permitting of course. The food is prepared fresh and locals recommend the corned beef hash. Conveniently located on Main Street, visitors should make a point to grab a table – you won’t be disappointed.
Good ol’ American diner food, with prices that can’t be beat. Johnny B Goods offers great burgers and comfort food as well as a family friendly environment. If burgers aren’t your cup of tea, vegetarian options are available as well. Enjoy the ambiance of an old 50’s diner and make sure to try one of their mouthwatering shakes or malts.
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A Mexican delight, Salt & Lime has you covered from breakfast to dinner. In addition to their menu, they also have an all-day taco shack! Whether you are craving a smothered burrito or a round of margaritas, Salt & Lime is the spot for you. If you come in for breakfast or brunch, be sure to try their churro French toast with a Bloody Maria!
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Located right across the river from Howelsen Hill, this establishment offers some impressive views. The bar and lounge have big open windows and the patio surrounds a large fire pit. Offering seasonal menus, the chefs bring an exciting culinary experience to the customers. Between the views and the delectable menu this place has it all. As an added bonus, they offer great happy hour specials with unique drinks like the jalapeno shandy! Enjoy this farm focused menu and views, for a truly unique dining experience.