A wealth of opportunities!
Steamboat Springs has genuine western hospitality, a world class ski resort, and nearly unlimited outdoor recreational and photo opportunities.
Yampa River Botanic Park
At the Botanic Park you can see the great variety of plants, trees and shrubs that grow at altitude in the mountains. Flowering comes to a peak in June and July. The Park is open dawn to dusk every day from May 1 to October 30. Admission is free.
Yampa River Core Trail
This seven mile, multi use trail follows the meandering Yampa River from Walton Creek Road and Highway 40 to the James Brown Bridge on Shield Drive. Groves of cottonwood trees, natural hot springs, statuary, excellent fishing, scenic overlook benches and lovely picnic spots provide a multitude of photo ops.
Steamboat Lake State Park
Steamboat Lake State Park, a favorite amongst Colorado State Park rangers, has one of the most scenic locations of all state parks in Colorado. A beautiful lake, mountain vistas, summer wildflowers and wildlife offer many photo ops. The Tombstone Nature trail, an easy 1.1 mile loop, has been called one of the best short trails in Colorado.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
The unique, privately owned hot springs is a Steamboat Springs tradition and offers some unusual photo ops. The overall seclusion combined with the natural style of construction of the pools makes Strawberry Park one of the most beautiful hot springs in the country.