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Steamboat Springs Activities

Steamboat Springs Colorado ActivitiesWelcome to Ski Town USA, also known as Steamboat Springs. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Northwest Colorado, this quaint western town offers adventures and recreation galore. The thriving downtown district offers everything from century old buildings to world class dining and a thriving arts scene.

In wintertime, its legendary champagne powder is the perfect venue for Alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Dog sledding and dinner sleigh rides are more ways to enjoy the gorgeous powdery snow.

The Coca-Cola Adventure Center has a Slingshot Bungee Jump Trampoline, located at the base of Gondola Square - just one of Steamboat's many attractions. Tubing is available at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat and at Saddleback Ranch's Yee-Haw Tubing Hill. Don't forget such options as hot air ballooning, ice fishing and ice climbing as well.

Looking for live entertainment? Steamboat is host to many incredible live concerts at various locations around town. The Annual Winter Carnival includes a variety of events that embrace Steamboat's western heritage and highlight Steamboat's tradition of winter sports. The Night Extravaganza at Howelsen Hill ends with a brilliant fireworks display and the famous Lighted Man.

"Come for the winter and stay for the summer" as the locals say. In the summer, Steamboat Springs activities seem endless. Relax with a round of golf at one of four local courses. Enjoy fly fishing in a pristine mountain stream. Tube down the Yampa River, or take a kayak lesson. Opt for white water rafting from beginner to advanced on the Upper Colorado River.

Hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking are wonderful ways to explore the wilderness and take in the gorgeous wildflowers. Also consider ATV or Jeep tours, or take it all in from above with a hot air balloon trip.

Look for a different way to travel? How about an old fashioned wagon ride and dinner? And everyone will love the Steamboat Pro Rodeo. The Coca-Cola Adventure center adds new fun filled family activities each year, and the Kid's Adventure Club (ages 3-12 plus young teens) provides supervised Steamboat activities, games, movies, snacks and rest time.

And of course, winter or summer, after an active fun filled day, you can relax in one of the many natural hot springs mineral pools for which the town was named.

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