Explore Colorado: Steamboat in the Summer
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — In winter, Steamboat Springs is known for its champagne powder. But in summer, it’s an adventure playground of biking, hiking, fishing, and rodeo.
Steamboat is a biking mecca for both road and mountain biking. It could easily be called Bike Town USA. Emerald Mountain is a perfect spot to test your mountain biking skills. There are over 500 miles of cross country single track trails. There are also some incredible road rides where you pass by scenic ranches. The new Steamboat Bike Park is open and there are some great downhill trails on Mt. Werner at Steamboat Ski Resort. Steamboat Springs is also home to one of the leading bike makers. Moots Bikes are high-performance titanium bikes handmade in Steamboat.
If hiking is your thing, take advantage of the numerous hiking trails in and around Steamboat. One not to miss is Fish Creek Falls. This is a great family outing since the trail to the falls is only a quarter of a mile. The 283-foot cascading waterfall is spectacular.
Fishermen folk to Steamboat, especially to catch some trout in the Yampa River. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned fishing veteran, Steamboat Flyfisher can take you on a fly fishing adventure. Their guides include Olympians and local fishing legends.
The Steamboat Pro Rodeo runs for ten weekends during the summer. It runs through August 18th with professional cowboys and cowgirls competing every Friday and Saturday nights for the ten weekend run. Tickets are: $15 for adults and $8 for kids 7-15 at the gate. Advance tickets are $14 for adults and $7.50 for kids 7-15. Children 6 and under are free. Any child six to twelve can participate in the calf scramble. For kids five and under it’s a ram scramble with a gentle sheep.
If you’re looking for a great family-friendly and pet-friendly place to stay, try the Sheraton Steamboat Resort.
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