Streamboat Springs, Colorado is one of the largest, most visited resorts in the United States. This world class resort offers something for everyone.
Steamboat Springs was originally a summer resort before it became known as Ski Town, USA® and renowned for its world class skiing and famed Champagne Powder®. Travelers in the early 1900s visited Steamboat Springs in the summer months for the natural hot springs and vast hunting and fishing opportunities.
Today, the snow falls in abundance in the winter months, our cowboys ride mountain bikes and summer adventure runs the gamut, from biking along Steamboat’s Yampa River Core Trail to exploring the hundreds of miles of singletrack and endless county roads; from floating down the Yampa to soaking in natural hot springs; from golfing among the peaks and valleys to casting a line for native trout; and above all, making the most of the long, summer days.
Steamboat Springs is in the heart of the northwestern Colorado ranching community. Long before Steamboat Springs became an international skiing destination, it was and still is today, a hard working ranching community with “regular folks” looking for a good life in a beautiful place. Once the railroad came to Steamboat Springs in 1906, tourism became a major economic driver for the community. Fast forward to today; Downtown Steamboat offers a wide array of shops, restaurants, art galleries, spas and museums. Farmers Markets, sidewalk sales and the Rodeo are the mainstay during the summer season. Downtown Steamboat is also home to Howelsen Hill which offers the largest and most complete natural ski jumping complex in North America. As you walk through town you can watch future Olympians launching themselves off the ski jump in to the crisp rocky mountain air.
Location and Access
Colorado’s Yampa Valley is located 160 miles northwest of Denver and is accessed via I-70, 1 hour north of Summit County. Yampa Valley regional airport is 22 miles west of town and offers nonstop flights from many major cities.
With a ski area base elevation of 6,900′ and a downtown elevation of 6,695 Steamboat Springs is relatively low in elevation in comparison to many other Colorado Resort towns. Although the surrounding mountains climb to over 12,000′ you can be assured that your visit to the Yampa Valley will be enjoyed with fewer effects from the altitude while staying in town.
Owners and guests have access to Wildhorse Athletic Club, located at Trailhead Lodge. A short walk from the home you will find a full gym with a locker room and showers, game room with pool tables as well as a large, year around heated pool with several hot tubs located throughout the lush landscaping. This area which is called the hot tub grotto was designed after the likes of the famous Strawberry Park hot springs located above the town of Steamboat Springs.
Wildhorse Meadows is a short walk to the following venues:
Steamboat Springs Facts
Steamboat Springs lies in the verdant Yampa Valley which is located on the western ridge of the Continental Divide and is nearly surrounded by National Forest and Wilderness. Starting in the Flat Top Wilderness, The Yampa River flows through downtown Steamboat Springs and eventually meets the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument in the northwest part of the state. Two ski areas, four Colorado State Parks, hot springs, lakes, rivers, and trail systems cater to a plethora of outdoor activities.
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