Steamboat Springs has so much to offer during the winter months. However, for the traveller who doesn’t partake in downhill or backcountry skiing, the snow can feel somewhat intimidating. You want to be able to participate in the great outdoors and all the beauty Steamboat has to offer— so how do you do it?

Snowshoeing is one of our favorite activities in Steamboat. With spanning views, Champagne Powder, and endless trails, we’d like to tell you about some of our favorite spots to go snowshoeing locally here in Steamboat.

Getting Your Gear

Don’t have your own snowshoes? No worries. There are multiple shops around town that provide day rentals at a great price. One of our favorites is Ski Haus, where you can rent snowshoes for an entire day for about $20. You can also rent boots, snow pants, jackets, gloves— anything you’d need for a day on the trail.


There are tons of trails in the Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas. If you’re wanting to stay close to town, a great place to try your hand at this activity is Fish Creek Falls. This 7.6 mile loop, although you don’t have to take the whole loop. There are a few trails you can snowshoe in this area, though most review this space to be easy and beautifully scenic.

If you are a more active person, Rabbit Ears is an absolutely stunning place to snowshoe. The trails on Rabbit Ears Pass offer a wide array of terrain with many ascents and descents. These trails range closer to 3-4 mile loops, but are more of a challenge.

Another beautiful local snowshoeing trail is Emerald Mountain and Howelsen Hill. This is a slow ascent with absolutely stunning views of town below with many opportunities to offshoot into more narrow and remote trails. You’ll have an easy hike down with a breathtaking view of Sleeping Giant!

At Four Seasons Steamboat, we encourage all of our guests to get out into nature and see all the beauty our slice of heaven has to offer — even if it’s not skiing!

When you visit Steamboat Springs, make sure to book with Four Seasons Steamboat for more personalized recommendations and homey accommodations to snuggle up in after a long day enjoying Steamboat.