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.
Regardless of the season, there is nothing quite as relaxing as a dip in the Hot Springs. With two diverse but equally relaxing natural hot springs in Steamboat Springs, there is never a bad time to check one of these unique locations out. With family in tow, Old Town Hot Springs allows for the kids to wear themselves out on slides and water features. Strawberry Park Hot Springs is a gorgeous spring nestled against the hillside surrounded by trees, mountains, and the passing river. These 104 degree pools are not something to miss. On your next Steamboat vacation, book with Four Seasons Steamboat and hit the springs!
Old Town Hot Springs – 136 S Lincoln Ave – (970) 879-1828
Old Town Hot Springs, newly renovated and ready to go, is an all-encompassing experience. With slides, water features, eight different pools and a full gym, this is the perfect place for families. Soak, relax and rejuvenate in the year-round, natural outdoor hot spring pools during in season. The pools, over 100 years old, were once enjoyed by the Native American Ute Indians who first settled the area and later the first homesteaders. Bring your kids for an afternoon in spring, summer, fall and winter — there is never a bad time!
Strawberry Park Hot Springs – 44200 Co Rd 36 – (970) 879-0342
Located just outside of town, this beautiful hot spring provides ultimate relaxation. With multiple pools backed up against the bubbling river, the outdoor elements make this spot so incredibly peaceful. Enjoy a massage in one of the private huts or a watsu therapy in the private pool. The pools are perfect for relaxing after a long day of skiing or hiking, or for a day-long visit! Take advantage of the gorgeous views, unique amenities, and the warm natural pools.
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Regardless of the season, there is nothing quite as relaxing as a dip in the Hot Springs. With two diverse but equally relaxing natural hot springs in Steamboat Springs, there is never a bad time to check one of these unique locations out. These 104 degree pools are not something to miss. On your next Steamboat vacation, book with Four Seasons Steamboat and in addition, hit the springs!
Come check out Steamboat Springs’ incredible activities around the city. From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. Regardless if you are looking for a luxurious vacation rental, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation, we have the rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here.
When visiting Steamboat, there are endless amounts of hikes all over the county. Whether you’re around Steamboat, checking out North Routt, or hanging in the Soutt Routt Flat Tops, there are no shortage of great hikes. Quick family hikes to rugged outdoor loops, we have compiled three of our favorite hikes around Steamboat Springs.
Fish Creek Falls – Steamboat Springs
Just a short drive from downtown Steamboat, this is the perfect family-friendly hike. A short 1/4-mile walk down a gravel path is a pristine view of the lower falls. In the spring, these falls roar with snow melt off, while winter calls for ice climbing up the waterfall. For the more acquainted family, you may take the more adventurous to Upper Fish Creek Falls and Long Lake. This trail tends to be busy on weekends, so plan your trip to Fish Creek Falls accordingly to enjoy a more serene hike.
Hot Springs Trail – North Routt & Clark
From downtown Steamboat Springs, head west and take a right onto Routt County Road 129/Elk River Road and follow it for about 5 miles. Once you arrive at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, visit the front desk for access to the springs. Strawberry Park Hot Springs are private; admission is charged to access the springs. These 104 degree pools is perfect for a relaxing soak after your hike, is family friendly, and located in a beautiful spot.
Devil’s Causeway – South Routt & Flat Tops
Located about 1.5 hours South of Steamboat Springs, this hike is well worth the drive. For the more experienced hiker, this unique location includes a slim, at times 3ft food wide, trek across the ridge of the Flat Tops. Either shoot for the 10 mile loop, or hit the Causeway and back for a quick 5.6 miles. Not for the faint of heart, this hike is a high bucket-lister, and one that is loved by locals.
There are endless amounts of hikes all over the county that are great for any level of experience. Whether you’re around Steamboat, checking out North Routt, or hanging in the Soutt Routt Flat Tops, there is so much beauty to check out. From quick family hikes to rugged outdoor loops, visit Steamboat Springs for the trail of a lifetime.
Book with Four Seasons Steamboat during your vacation for a personalized experience and a local’s knowledge on all things Steamboat. We have great vacation rentals for you and the whole family! From a downtown condo to our mountainside locations, Four Seasons Steamboat can provide you with housing accommodations for your trip to Steamboat. Regardless if you are looking for a luxurious vacation rental, a private home, or a place for the whole family to vacation, we have the rental properties and vacation homes you and your loved ones will always remember. Vacation like a local with Four Seasons Steamboat. For lodging, head back to our home page here