Steamboat Springs is known for its wide range of extreme activities that would be sure to satisfy any adrenaline junkie! Here are some of the more popular heart-pounding activities you can participate right here in The Boat!
Downhill Mountain Biking
One of the most popular activities during the Steamboat summer, downhill mountain biking will definitely get your blood pumping, the thrill of racing down the mountain is exhilarating! With trails fit for beginners, to the best riders in the world, Steamboat has a trail for everyone! Just hitch a ride up the gondola and let gravity bring you back down from the top. Downhill bike rentals and services are available at Ski Haus and Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare.
2018 Summer Gondola Hours
|May 26 – 28||Sat-Mon||10 am – 4 pm|
|June 2 – 10||Sat/Sun||10 am – 4 pm|
|June 15 – Sept 3||Daily||9 am – 5 pm (Friday 7:30 pm)|
|Sept 7 – 30||Fri-Sun||9 am – 5 pm (Friday 6 pm)|
|Oct 6 – 14||Sat/Sun||9 am – 5 am|
Local’s choice bike shop: Wheels
Mountain Roller Coaster
Everybody knows how thrilling riding on a rollercoaster can be, now Steamboat Springs has its very own rollercoaster right on the base of the mountain! Officially known as the longest roller coaster in North America, the family is sure to love this one!
Locals Favorite Guide Service: Yampa Valley Anglers
Hanging onto a rock ledge hundreds of feet in the air is an experience unlike any other. Home to plenty of high peaks and steep rock faces, Steamboat has terrain for all skill levels.
Local Pro’s: Rocky Mountain Ventures
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Or “SUPing” is Colorados fastest growing water sport. Beginners can try their luck at the calm water of the Yampa or in Fetcher Pond. Once you think you have your balance and really want to get the heart rate up, head for the rapids of downtown Steamboat. Helmets and PFD’s are a must.
Local Lessons and Rentals: Mountain Sports Kayak School and Paddle Board Adventure Company.
Zip Lining alongside the scenic view of Rabbit Ears pass is an experience packed with heart racing drops and scenic views of Steamboat and the green Yampa Valley. Book your family trip with Steamboat Zipline Adventures Open May through October.
Local Zippers: Steamboat Zipline Adventures
The Sun is hot and the waves are big. Cool off with the thrill of whitewater right through downtown Steamboat Springs. The Yampa River is class III whitewater during the runoff season. “Town runs” as they are locally known, are about 1:30 minutes long and cover around 4 miles of river distance. If you are trying it by yourself, river experience and familiarity are necessary.
Rafting options within 90 minutes of Steamboat Springs:
|Family (Class II-III)||Adventurer (Class II-III+)||Thrill Seeker (Class III-V)|
|Yampa Town Run||Elk River||Eagle River|
|Colorado River||North Platte River||Cross Mountain Canyon (Yampa)|
Local Professional River Guides: Bucking Rainbow Outfitters