Endless Summertime Fun
Blue Skies and Warm Smiles
During your stay at One Steamboat Place, you’ll have access to all of the incredible activities that await One Steamboat Place Owners. In summer, look forward to biking and hiking around town and down the slopes of Mt. Werner, heading over to Catamount for golf or horseback and for fun on the lake.
There may not be a more thrilling way to see Steamboat than on the back of an ATV or four-wheeler. Enjoy incredible views of epic vistas and crystal-clear lakes as you tour Hahn’s Peak, the Mount Zirkel Wilderness and other great areas offering more than 44 miles of off-road trails. Tours are available for two-hour, half-day, full-day and overnight trips, and vehicles can accommodate single, double or triple riders. Experienced guides will ensure your safety and help you make the most of it as you enjoy the best scenery in Colorado.
Whether you’re looking to paddle, fish, waterski or wakeboard, renting a boat is a great way to spend a warm summer afternoon in Steamboat. Marinas at Steamboat Lake and Stagecoach Reservoir—both about 30 minutes from Steamboat—offer pontoon, fishing boat and canoe rentals for one to eight hours. Inquire about speedboat rentals. Offering beautiful Colorado views, both of these locations frequently have water temperatures of 70 degrees or more, making them the perfect place for the whole family to relax.
The grounds and gardens at Yampa River Botanic Park complement the majestic mountains all around Steamboat. Open dawn to dusk from spring until the first heavy snow, the park features picturesque ponds, native and non-native plants, and a variety of birds and butterflies that are sure to delight guests of all ages. On Thursdays, come for a morning walk and stay for a noontime concert as part of the Music on the Green series. Best of all, admission is free for everyone.
Perfect for that rare day when you’d rather play inside than out, Snow Bowl is Steamboat’s premier bowling alley. Along with open bowling, cosmic bowling and moonlight bowling, there are leagues during all four seasons as well as tournaments held throughout the year. With a great food menu and the ability to host corporate and birthday parties, Snow Bowl is everything you could ask for in a bowling alley.
In Steamboat, you and your family have the opportunity to truly capture the spirit of the pioneers by working cattle on a real ranch. You’ll find out what it’s like to be a real cowboy as you ride 8,000 acres of working ranch while enjoying this unique Western experience. Drives are available as a half-day outing appropriate for all riding levels.
Fishing enthusiasts will love Steamboat’s abundant public and private waters, including the Yampa and Colorado Rivers, Stagecoach Reservoir and Steamboat Lake. No matter what you want to catch—trout and pike are popular—you can head out on your own or arrange an outing that includes transportation, fishing gear, flies and a professional guide. Half-day, full-day or multi-day trips are available for individuals and groups of various sizes. Unless fishing on private waters, a license is required and can be purchased from several places in and around town.
Steamboat has four golf courses for those looking to hit the links. Each course is open between April and October, and they’re all designed to highlight the abundant natural wonders only Steamboat can offer. No matter your score, you’re guaranteed a great time as you watch your ball soar through the thin mountain air.
Tom Weiskopf Championship Course
Private, 18 holes, par 72, 7,088 yards
Catamount Ranch & Club
33400-B Catamount Drive, Steamboat Springs
Please contact our Guest House General Manager for access to this private course.
Steamboat’s eight-passenger gondola remains open throughout the summer so you can enjoy the same epic views you’ve come to love—without the snow, of course. Take a ride up Mt. Werner then hike or bike a trail, dine at a mountaintop restaurant, or bring a picnic lunch. Even in the summer, it can be windy, so dress accordingly, and plan to have a great time.
Mt. Werner Gondola
2305 Mt. Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs
Call Steamboat Central Reservations: 877.237.2628
Gondola Square Adventure Zone
Plenty of family-friendly fun awaits right at the base of the mountain at the The Coca-Cola Adventure Zone in Gondola Square. Along with an educational Nature Den, kids will love the climbing wall, Human Gyro, Shoot’N’Shower and the awesome Slingshot Trampoline Bungee Jump, which provides the kind of ‘big air’ usually reserved for only the most adventurous downhill skiers.
The Coca-Cola Adventure Zone
Located at Gondola Square
Call Steamboat Central Reservations: 877.237.2628
Get a bird’s eye view of Steamboat and the surrounding areas on a thrilling helicopter tour. Departing from Steamboat Airport, these tours for two can be fully customized depending on what you want to see. Buzz the treetops, scale the mountains or marvel at the beauty of rivers and lakes from thousands of feet in the air. Mount Werner and the Mount Zirkel Wilderness have never looked better!
Horseback Riding & Wagon Rides
Experience Steamboat in true Western style: on horseback. Trails through aspen groves, evergreen forests, wildflower meadows and high mountain lakes await riders of all levels, and guided trips can be arranged with local cowboys. Or, skip the saddle and enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride along the Elk River, the perfect pre-dinner activity. The whole family can come along, or you can tailor a romantic ride for two—the choice is totally up to you.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
There’s no better way to see the Yampa Valley and the mountains around Steamboat than to take a hot air balloon ride. You’ll feel free as a bird as you look out onto epic views of the mountains, forests and endless sky. If you’re lucky enough to visit Steamboat during Rainbow Weekend (usually held in July), you can see more than 40 balloons take to the skies. Balloon flights are offered by the hour and half-hour, and can be arranged for romantic getaways or family trips.
Hot Springs & Pools
Natural springs surround the Steamboat area and make for a supremely relaxing day trip throughout the year. Old Town Hot Springs is a Steamboat institution, having operated year-round since 1935. The highlights are its three spring-fed hot mineral pools, where you can enjoy warm natural spring water throughout the year. There’s also an Olympic-size pool, 350-foot water slide, kiddie pool, weight room, tennis courts and other fun family activities in the recreation center. The Strawberry Park Hot Springs, just a short shuttle ride away, offer natural springs in an idyllic setting with massage, natural pools and the option to rent private areas overnight. Reservations are highly recommended to enjoy the ultimate private experience.
No matter the season, Steamboat offers outstanding opportunities for those who love the thrill of the hunt. Whether you prefer rifle or bow, you’re in for a great treat as you head out into the wonderful wilderness of Colorado High Country. Guides are available for fully guided and drop-camp hunts for many animals, including trophy elk, mountain lions, black bears, antelope, deer and game birds. After a successful hunt, local meat processing plants and taxidermy specialists will complete the package. Permits required.
Head out for a day of fun and adventure in a kayak, one of the most thrilling ways to experience the mountains. The Yampa, Elk and Upper Colorado Rivers are just a short drive away and offer rapids for all kinds of kayakers, ranging from Class I all the way to Class V. Several of the local waters have undergone improvements for kayak enthusiasts, and a slalom course is set up to test your skills. Lessons are available for beginners, and guides can help plan the ultimate kayaking adventure for any level of experience.
For a more casual golf outing, you can’t go wrong with Amaze’n Steamboat, home of Steamboat’s finest mini golf. Open from spring through the end of the summer, the course is fun and exciting. For those seeking more excitement, there are additional activities such as a giant maze, a giant maze with a squirt gun fight, gemstone panning, bumper cars, and a rock wall, all of which will delight kids of all ages (and maybe their parents as well).
With 50 miles of professionally designed and maintained trails on the Steamboat Ski Mountain alone, Steamboat is ideal for mountain bikers of all skill levels. At the mountain you can rent bikes and safety equipment then take the gondola up to Thunderhead for an exciting ride. Different trails are suitable for riders of varying skill and experience. In the surrounding areas, you can go for a casual ride or take a longer trip to explore local highlights such as Coulton Creek, Rabbit Ears or Buffalo Pass.
The Tread of Pioneers Museum offers an incredible glimpse into American history and the lives of Colorado pioneers. Housed in a 1908 Victorian home with turn-of-the-century furnishings, the museum features ranching and mining artifacts as well as displays of Native American cultural artifacts. The Western room has century-old firearms, and tells the stories of the rodeo, local outlaws and much more. An educational treat for the whole family.
With incredible landscapes everywhere you turn, Steamboat has always been a haven for painters and photographers. Now, The Potter’s Wheel provides a great opportunity for everyone to be an artist. With more than 70 glaze colors, you’ll have everything you need to customize an everyday item or personalize a lovely gift for someone special. You’ll have free reign to express yourself however you want, whether that means a penguin with polka dots or a hot-pink polar bear. Great for parties, reunions or a paint-the-town date.
The Potter’s Wheel
1136 Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs
Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced climber, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Steamboat. Push your limits with top-rope, traditional and sport routes of varying difficulties, many right within the city limits. For beginners, local half-day and full-day guided climbs offer useful instruction as you scale rock faces 25 to 450 feet high. Advanced climbers can stop into a local sporting good shop for a written guide listing some amazing climbs.
Take your family to see real-life cowboys riding bulls and bucking broncos at the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series—the most successful weekly rodeo in the country. Performances, which take place on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer, begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Romick Arena at the Howelsen Hill Park Complex. Come early for good seats and delicious barbeque, and bring a jacket for when the sun goes down.
Sporting Clays and Driving Range
Those looking for an exciting afternoon activity should check out Three Quarter Circles, an independent ranch with sporting clays and a driving range open from May through October. Bring your gun or rent one from the ranch, then enjoy some target practice from one of 12 log shooting platforms. Or, test your new driver by hitting a bucket of balls at the range, where instruction is available from a seasoned golfer. No matter your preference, you’re in for a treat at this unique mountain getaway.
Strings in the Mountains Music Festival
A nationally recognized, award-winning music festival, Strings in the Mountains presents over 85 performances of chamber music, jazz, rock, country, bluegrass, world rhythms and many other genres every summer. Artists include Grammy winners and nominees, major competition winners, internationally-renowned soloists and principal players from leading orchestras. Overlooking breathtaking vistas of Mt. Werner and the beautiful Yampa Valley, this is an ideal venue for hearing world-class music.
The Tennis Center is a state-of-the-art, four-season tennis facility located at the base of the mountain. Along with six outdoor clay courts and four outdoor hard courts, it features six brand new flex-cushioned indoor hard courts. Rent a court by the hour and feel free to check out some demo equipment or a ball machine, or sign up for lessons with one of our tennis pros. Tennis is a lifelong sport, and you’ll always be able to enjoy it at Steamboat.