Summer Activities

Paddleboarding on Pearl Lake

A Steamboat vacation in the summertime should be on your bucket list!  If you have visited us during the winter season, you have to come back to experience the beauty of the mountains during the summer months.


Paddleboarding on Pearl Lake

Pearl Lake is located north of downtown Steamboat  (30-minute drive ) and is a must visit for the summertime guest.  The Paddleboard Adventure Company offers board rentals, lessons, glow tours and also paddleboard yoga classes.   Lessons are offered on Pearl Lake,  the Yampa River and the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, CO.   This is a fun activity for the whole family and we highly suggest checking it out.


Tubing the Yampa River

The Yampa River offers a fun, comfortable inner tube ride for all ages in Steamboat.  There are small rapids, standing waves and rock features that will carry you for one to three hours depending upon the river’s flow and where you put-in or take-out your tube.  There are restaurants, parks and places to stop for a drink along the way.   The tubings season typically starts in June and lasts through September.  Conditions will be dependent upon rainfall and snow-melt.  Backdoor Sports of Steamboat 

Mountain Biking in Steamboat

Mountain Biking

Steamboat Ski Resort offers a a bike park with over 50 mikes of downhill terrain for all ability levels.  The park opens at the beginning of June through the end of August.  Starting Labor Day weekend it is open on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September. The trails are all marked from beginner, intermediate to expert terrain.  A bike access ticket is required for the bike park and trails are open during gondola operations daily from 10 am to 4 pm.   Twilight Biking is also open on Thursday and Fridays from 4-7 pm during June-August operations.   Check out the Steamboat Bike Park map and information on bike rentals and lessons.





Flowers in Steamboat
Yampa River Botanic Park

For a fun and free summer activity, check out the Yampa River Botanic Park.  You can even arrive on a bicycle at the Core Trail entrance of the park.  This park is open from dawn to dusk from May 1st to October 31st.  There is a large pond and an open grassy area with a large umbrella for a perfect summer picnic spot.  The park has many paths twisting through a variety of beautiful flower gardens during the summer and fall months.  This is also a great place to snap that special picture of your family on vacation.

Free Summer Concert Series at Howelsen Hill

Locals and visitors of all ages look forward to the free summer concert series at Howelsen Hill.  Gates open at 5:30 pm and each concert will end at approximately 9 pm.  Click here for more information and the line-up for the 2017 Summer Series.