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Skiing doesn’t always mean downhill.

For those who aren’t keen on the idea of downhill skiing, there are tons of other ways to get out into the snow. Nordic skiing is a popular sport between locals and visitors alike. For those looking for an intense morning cardio, or a peaceful ride through the valley, there is something for everyone! If you’re trying your hand at Steamboat Springs nordic skiing, we have compiled local trails from beginner to expert levels below!

 

Ski Touring Center

For those who are new to the sport, a trail well-traversed by locals is positively the way to go.  Steamboat Ski Touring Center is an ideal place to try your hand at this sport. The Ski Touring Center not only has miles of snowshoeing trails, but they have some of the best cross-country and skate skiing trails around. Keep your eye out for seasonal rentals, multi-day passes or full season passes. The Ski Touring Center offers lessons as well with reservations. Skiers can buy equipment or clothing out of the outfitter shop before fueling up with a warm lunch at The Picnic Basket Cafe. Get yourself outside and participating in this awesome sport!

 

Lake Catamount

Lake Catamount also provides Nordic tours for skiers. There are tons of trails along Lake Catamount throughout the valleyed area. The property even provides a convenient service rental shop and a log cabin to warm you up post-ride. Therefore, Lake Catamount is a great place to try your hand at Nordic. There are both classic and skate ski rentals available on site, and a quick call ahead of time can assure there are plenty in stock. Catamount caters to skiers of all levels with trail maps guiding them to beginner, intermediate and expert terrain. Grooming reports, prices and hours are listed at the Steamboat Nordic Center website. With plenty of easy terrain, this is a great choice when strapping on your Nordic skis for the very first time.

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Haymaker Nordic Center

Haymaker is another similar trail system to Lake Catamount. Large vistas and groomed tails provide easy terrain, great for the meandering Nordic skier. It is maintained for beginners, making this an ideal place to test the waters. However, this is also a great place for more experienced skiers to work on fine-tuning their own techniques. There are 10 kilometers of classic and skate ski trails that allow skiers to take in the view of Mount Werner on one side and the Flat Tops Wilderness Area on the other. Between laps on the Rabbit Ears or the Yampa View loops, visitors can get lunch at the Haymaker Bar and Grill while warming up. An updated trail report, as well as prices and hours can be found on the Steamboat Spring Nordic skiing website.

 

Rabbit Ears

To avoid the beginner courses and crowds of a Steamboat winter, head to the endless terrain located at Rabbit Ears Pass. There are miles and miles of untamed, ungroomed backcountry trails. Therefore, these trails should be trekked along by the more experienced Nordic skier. In addition, it is also best led by an individual who is familiar with the pass and its dense terrain. Rabbit Ears is located out of the way of civilization, where there are no facilities. Therefore, you should pack your own water, food, extra layers and whatever else you may need — and always be prepared for changing weather conditions.

 

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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. 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!

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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