As summer winds its way to a laborious end, most of us are ready for the heat to go away and the cooler days of fall to begin. In Steamboat Springs by Labor Day Weekend, we have already turned the corner towards those cooler days with temperatures rarely rising over 72 degrees, making it the perfect spot to visit during the final summer holiday! Pack a jacket and your favorite jeans, trade in your flip flops for hiking boots, and set your bikini aside; Labor Day promises to be an oasis of much needed cool after a summer of rising mercury and humid days and nights! This guide to your Labor Day vacation to Steamboat Springs and a stay in one of our Four Seasons Steamboat luxury escapes will help make this getaway one you will never forget!
The View from Above on your Labor Day vacation to Steamboat Springs
Everywhere you turn in Steamboat Springs you’re sure to find a site that brings a smile to your face during your holiday getaway. However, if you really want a bird’s eye view, the hike to Hahn’s Peak is exactly what the doctor ordered. The hike is a steep one, peaking at the 10,389-foot-high summit, but don’t stop there! The old fire watchtower found up here offers even better views and a peek into the history of our small-town paradise. Your children will love learning that this mountain is an inactive volcano!
Taking a Sunday Drive on a Monday
The best thing about vacations is being able to explore on your own schedule, and that includes taking a scenic drive any day of the week. The countryside and ranchland throughout Routt County holds a rich and verdant luster that will photograph beautifully! Take the Buffalo pass along County Road 36 & 38, follow Highway 131 to Yampa, or trace the route to Rabbit Ears Pass. There’s no specific destination in this journey, but the photographs you capture along the way will make this road trip one of your favorites!
Hiking is Good for Your Soul
Hiking in Steamboat Springs is one of our favorite ways to center ourselves after a crazy work week, so don’t be surprised to find yourself exploring the many trails that cross the area during your Colorado visit. Each trail offers new surprises, including a 110-year-old barn along the Mad Creek Trail, a dip in the hot springs when you take the Hot Springs Trail, and a scenic backdrop that will take your breath away when you take the Gilpin Lake Trail. The sight of the mountains reflecting against the clear lake waters will convince you that this is a walk you were destined to make!
As we practice safe social distancing, we are learning the benefits of getting away from the crowds and into the wild, you can continue to stay safe during your Steamboat Springs Labor Day vacation! Rent a bike from Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare and head out to many of the trails in the area. The South Fork Loop is a 12-mile roundtrip jaunt through the mountains and along the south fork of the Elk River, while the Coulton Creek Loop offers a slightly more difficult and lengthier exploration of the region. Expert bikers who love an adventure may choose the Nipple Peak Loop; rated double black diamond and lasting 30 miles round trip, this trail can be found by taking CR 129 North to Forest Road.
Labor Less, Relax More
Of course, the best way to celebrate a holiday dedicated to all the work we do is by doing less, something you will find incredibly easy to do in our Four Seasons Steamboat holiday hideaways! Sleep in late on sheets that are silky soft, frolic with your pup in one of our pet-friendly rentals or sit in that reclining chair by the window watching the ever-changing landscape of one of our mountain chalets. Every home offers a sweet surprise that will make your stay a memorable one! Soaking in a hot tub under the stars is an experience designed to soothe your soul as the sounds of the night lull you into a peaceful state of relaxation that is well deserved after a year filled with uncertainty and troubles. There’s so much to do in our luxurious vacation homes, but the best thing about this farewell to summer getaway is knowing you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to. Reserve yours today and discover a luxurious dream come true!