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.
As the world adapts to social distancing and working from home, we tend to find ourselves looking at “the good old days pre-COVID-19” with regret and longing. We miss the predictability of getting up every day getting ourselves and the kids ready for another day of work and school and coming home again at the end of the day, filling in the hours with television and homework. But there are good points to this strange new world we live in. Prior to the pandemic, when were you able to spend every day with your closest family members? Now we are home, catching those precious firsts we missed prior to 2020, and we don’t know about you, but we are kind of liking the commute from our bedrooms to our dining room tables!
Having a view of backyards and sleeping babies is much preferred to no view at all, and if we don’t like the view, what law states we HAVE to work from home while working remote? Does your boss really care if you attend Zoom meetings from the comfort and luxurious style of one of our Four Seasons Steamboat vacation escapes rather than from the vantage point of your living room sofa? This guide to enjoying a vacation in Steamboat Springs while you work remote may be the exact thing you need to save 2020 from being a complete bust!
It Doesn’t Matter How You Get Here
Traveling by planes, trains, or automobiles is safe once again, as long as you wear your mask and show a little flexibility when it comes to eating your meals, so buy those tickets or gas up your car and head to Steamboat Springs! We offer free Wi-Fi, so you won’t have to worry about attending meetings, getting reports completed and handed in, or not being able to clock in and out every day of your stay!
Working from Home Has Never Been So Perfect
Offering a choice of luxurious and comfortable spaces in which you can open up your laptop, spread out your files, and turn on a little background music, the work you do here may end up being some of your best stuff! On those perfect days when you can’t handle being cooped up inside another minute, the view of the mountains is yours to enjoy when you set up your “home office” on the deck located off the back of the house! And when hunger pangs strike, you don’t have to make do with a sandwich thrown together in haste in the kitchen while the rest of your family is out exploring the sights of Steamboat Springs. Many of our restaurants are currently offering contact-free delivery options! Enjoy a sandwich from charming Winona’s Restaurant, your favorite slice from Beau Jo’s Colorado Style Pizza, or sushi from Sambi Canton Restaurant. Or, if you feel the need to get out and soak up the sunshine of another perfect day in paradise, many of our local restaurants are once again open for business. Just remember: A visit to Johnny B. Good’s Diner should be on every visitor’s list, and they are open for delivery, pick up or dine-in!
When the Work is Done
You may be tied to your laptop and phone for eight hours of every weekday, but what about the other free hours of each day? Spending some time shopping in the stores that line the streets of downtown or taking an hour or so and heading up the mountain for a view of the sunset and the beauty of Steamboat Springs’s natural landscape will make your getaway the perfect escape! Fill your weekend moments with hikes to the Fish Creek Falls and picnics in the park as you explore all that Little Toots Park has to offer, including playground equipment, barbecue grills, and river access for a day of fun that will never end.
You’ll Never Want to Leave
The only downside to your Colorado getaway will be the desire to never leave, especially once you catch your first glimpse of our Four Seasons Steamboat luxurious escapes! When you’re not working, they offer plenty to keep you occupied. Some feature game rooms with pool tables, others offer private hot tubs under the stars, and still others offer access to a community pool in which our summer visitors can frolic and play. Every space is different, but all offer a quiet luxury designed to spoil! Our rentals also include fully equipped kitchens designed to make meal prep fun, plush and comfortable furnishings in the living areas, and comfortable beds and mattresses in the bedroom retreats. Contact us to reserve yours today!
The business is located 35 minutes south of Steamboat Springs that offers guided ATV tours. The tours last about 3 hours long and include a few different stops where guests and take in the views and learn a little bit about Routt County history. The tour also gives people an opportunity to learn about the American Bison. The guest gets to drive through the herd, even having the opportunity to stop amongst them.
They offer two different tour times: 10:00 AM & 1:30 PM
Four Seasons Steamboat is thrilled to partner with Steamboat’s premiere snowmobiling rental company, Thunderstruck Adventures. When you choose Thunderstruck Adventures, you are choosing to ride some of the most exclusive terrain that’s available in Colorado. The privately owned mountain holds tons of untouched terrain while providing brand new top of the line snowmobiles, service, equipment, and professional guides.
In addition to our Champagne Powder skiing, Steamboat Springs is known for its miles of open valleys — perfect for snowmobiling. Therefore, with extensive terrain and plenty of snow, Routt County is well-known in the snowmobiling community. From Rabbit Ears pass to moonlit and sunset tours, Steamboat Springs has become well adversed in the sport. Check out some of the snowmobile tours in Steamboat Springs below!
Rabbit Ears Pass
Steamboat Snowmobile Tours
Some of Colorado’s best snowmobiling resides on Colorado’s Continental Divide — Rabbit Ears Pass. The endless miles of trails always allow for a unique experience! If you are an experienced snowmobiler, test your skills on a variety of terrains and treks. In addition, for those who are new to the sport, there are companies are town to give you the guidance and expertise you need. Through tree lined trails and big open meadows, your guide will give you free time to play around. Certain companies even provide evening rides followed by dinner. The dinner tour on Rabbit Ears Pass takes you through sunset-lit snowfields on world-class snowmobiles, then just below a 10,000 foot peak in our secluded mountain cabin.
High Mountain Snowmobile Tours
Heading North out of Steamboat, experience snowmobiling through more experienced terrain. Scenic guided tours through the stunning terrain overlook the Mount Zirkel Wilderness area near Clark, Colorado. Higher ability levels, even expert, is necessary for this area of Steamboat. Riders will experience groomed trails that wind through beautiful high mountain meadows and up onto scenic ridges.
Elk Mountain Adventures
Elk Mountain Adventures offers open meadows and incomparable views on 10,000 acres of private land. This service in Hayden provides full day snowmobile tours in Steamboat Springs that include lunch, transportation, professional guide, all snowmobile gear and gas & oil. All guests are required to do is meet at the location in Hayden, and enjoy!
In addition to these specific companies and locations, Steamboat Springs also offers a multitude of companies who also provide these services. For a full directory of these business, click here!
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