Ski Town USA becomes Bike Town USA in the summertime. With over 500 miles of singletrack, incredible road riding, multi-use trails, bike park, downhill/freeride trails, pump tracks, cycling events and endless other cycling options to come…this is the place for the entire family in the summertime. Whether you are on a cruiser or a downhill bike, Steamboat is ready for you!
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Just as people flock to Steamboat for its amazing skiing and riding, there are thousands of miles of incredible hiking. You can access trails in town or take a little drive to get into the backcountry. Routt County offers some incredible hiking, ranging from the Mount Zirkel Wilderness, to the Flat Top Wilderness Area, from the Continental Divide Trail to Rabbit Ears Pass and so much more. The access to National and State Forest Land is tremendous and spending summer days hiking in the wildflowers will win you over in a heartbeat. If you thought you liked to spend time in the winter here, try a week in the summer!
The Yampa River flows through our valley and town and is the last “Wild” River in the Colorado River Basin, since it has only a few small dams and diversions. Anglers can be seen year-round fly-fishing. Kayakers, paddle-boarders and rafters revel in the springtime flow. The Yampa is formed from the confluence of the Bear River and Phillips Creek just east of the town of Yampa. Tributaries such as Fish Creek, Elk River, Soda Creek, Sarvis Creek feed into it along the way and eventually joins up with the Green River in Utah.
Steamboat Ski Area
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation celebrated its Golden Anniversary. Over the past several years, they have put over $30 million into improvements. In 2013, they are building a much needed bigger and better “ Four Points Hut ” that will accommodate over 200 patrons.The family-friendly resort continues to serve up that much sought Champagne Powder®, world-class tree skiing and down-home hospitality.
Howelsen Hill is the oldest, continuously operating ski area in Colorado (since 1915) and has the largest and most complete natural ski jumping complex in North America. It is also home to Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and has been training ground to over 79 Olympians and counting. Whether you are cross country skiing, tubing, snowboarding or ski-jumping this little hill in Steamboat Springs has it all! The ski jumpers even train during the summer!
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
There are thousands of miles of backcountry just minutes from Steamboat. Whether you are looking for groomed trails or setting off on your own adventure, there are more than enough options. If you are looking for nearby groomed trails there is Steamboat Ski Touring Center which in the summertime is Rollingstone Golf Course. Other nearby facilities are at Lake Catamount, Howelsen Hill and Mt. Werner. The backcountry is so accessible, whether you want to scoot up to Rabbit Ears Pass or Steamboat Lake the trail system is incredible here! For a great list of where to go, click here.