Steamboat Springs Vacation Guide

steamboat-winter-pic-scrollSteamboat Springs is located in northeast Colorado and is a magnificent year-round vacation destination.   The area offers world-class downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, golfing and much more. It is the home of many festivals and concerts for all ages to enjoy.

Steamboat is a three-hour drive from the Denver International airport and just a 30-minute drive from the Yampa Valley Airport in Hayden, CO. Steamboat offers wonderful year-round activities.


Downhill Skiing at the Steamboat Ski Resort 

Steamboat is home to some of the best skiing in the country.  The area offers a wide range of terrain for all abilities and is known for its world famous Champagne Powder. We would love to help you plan your next great adventure to Ski Town USA.   Steamboat Ski Resort is one of the countries top resorts for families and boasts some of the most exciting tree skiing in the western states.  Check out Steamboat’s trail map and get excited about planning your next adventure.


Cross Country Skiing 

Experience cross country skiing in Steamboat Springs at the Haymaker Nordic Center located just a few miles from the resort. This center offers 8km of cross country trails and has rentals available for the whole family.   Plan to have lunch at the Haymaker Bar and Grill Restaurant on site. It is open daily from 11 am to 3 pm.



Take a morning off from skiing and sign up for the Guided Gourmet Snowshoe Tour hosted by the Steamboat Resort. Tours load the Gondola at 10 am for a 1 mile tour and then enjoy a special gourmet lunch at Hazie’s Restaurant on the mountain.

Snowshoe Rentals

If you would like to rent snow shoes and go exploring the many wonderful trails, Ski Haus located at 1457 Pine Grove Road can set up the whole family. Click for snowshoe rental information. 


Dog sledding in ColoradoDog Sledding 

You can’t miss this great adventure for the whole family at Snow Buddy Dog Sled Tours.  Experience a drive-your-own-team or a fully-guided tour on Dunckley Pass in the Little Flat Tops.  Guests of all ages can learn about mushing and the process of harnessing and hooking up the dog teams.  Three Hour Adventures, Learn to Mush classes and Dinner Tours are all available throughout the winter season.




Guests love to see the beautiful Routt National Forest on the Continental Divide. A great way to see it all is to sign up for a Steamboat Snowmobile Tour. These area snowmobile experts offer backcountry tours along with sunset and moonlight dinner packages.  For more information on pricing, times and rides, click here. 

Snowmobile Rentals  

Snowmobile Rentals are offered by The Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse, just north of Clark.    Half Day and Full Day Snowmobile tours in Steamboat options are available.


Snow Cat Skiing

For the experience of a life-time, check out Steamboat Powdercats.   Groups can rent a heated snowcat (a trained guild is included!) and ski the back country of Buffalo Pass, located just 25 minutes from downtown Steamboat.   Experienced guides will select runs that match the skiers’ ability and lead guests to an unforgettable powder skiing experience.  See Video


Ice Skating

Howelsen Ice Arena offers public skating sessions throughout the year. If you forgot to pack your skates, they offer rentals for kids and adults.  The arena is easy to get to and is located just .5 miles from Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat. They also have Bumper Cars on Ice for folks who want to drive rather than glide.


Horseback Riding

Saddleback Ranch offers winter and summer horseback riding for an added vacation adventure. Rides offer spectacular views of the Sleeping Giant, Mount Werner and also the Flattops. All ability levels are welcome and children must be 8 years old to participate.