Summer Activities

Summer Activities

Summer Activities. Here are summer activities you and your family can enjoy while you visit here at High Mountains.


Enjoy biking through Steamboat on the Core Trail or charge down any of the off-road trails for some amazing mountain biking.  Downtown Howelsen Hill and the Steamboat Ski Resort offer well-maintained trails throughout the summer.  Steamboat Springs borders national forest land and countless biking trails are easily accessed.


Fish Creek Falls, Spring Creek Trail, the Uranium Mine Trail, Mad Creek Trail, and more.  There are plenty of trails to hike right in Steamboat.  Plan a hike to Devil’s Causeway in the Flattops and bring a lunch to enjoy the magnificent views.  There is so much to see in the Rocky Mountain wilderness besides wildflowers and birds, maybe a porcupine, a deer, or a big horn sheep.  Don’t forget the camera.
Photo by Larry Pierce and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association


Haymaker, Sheraton, and the Steamboat Golf Courses are open to the public. A private course at Catamount is located just south of the mountain area.  The agreeable summer weather in Steamboat is ideal for playing all summer long.
Photo by David Thieman and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association


With public courts found indoors and out, tennis can be played year-round in Steamboat. The Steamboat Tennis Bubble is located at The Tennis Center and offers outdoor courts as well. Other public courts can be found downtown at the base of Howelsen Hill and at the Steamboat Springs Health & Recreation Center.


Every summer a short kayak course is set up to test the skills of beginners and experts as they kayak through downtown Steamboat on the Yampa River.
Rafters also enjoy trips down the Yampa, but a short trip outside of town will take you to whitewater of all levels.  Reserve a Raft guide at Blue Sky West or Bucking Rainbow for day trips out to the Colorado River, North Platte, and Cross Mountain Canyon. 


Tubing the Yampa is a long-time tradition in town.  It is not unlikely that you may float past neighbors or friends as you all enjoy a leisurely float down the Yampa at the peak of summer.  Tubes can be rented down by the river or bring your own!


For the most private and exclusive fly fishing spots, plan a trip with any of the local outfitters.  Anglers of any skill or age can step out onto the Yampa or round the local ponds for catch-and-release fishing anytime.

Camping/ Boating

At the base of Hahn’s Peak, Steamboat Lake State Park offers a spectacular backdrop for outdoor favorites like camping, fishing, and boating.  A full-service marina and swim beach are welcome amenities among the wildflowers and surrounding peaks.

Photo by David Thieman and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association

ATV/Horseback Tours

ATVs are fun for the whole family and are a great way to explore the Routt National Forest up on the continental divide.  ATV tours are available near Steamboat Lake as are horseback tours.  Steamboat Lake Outfitters is one of several horseback outfits in the area.  They also offer pack trips to the Zirkel Wilderness and guided hunting trips as well.

Hot Springs/Spas

Relax in the natural medicine springs found at Strawberry Park Hot Springs (just 7 miles outside of town) or the local pools at the Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Center.  Compliment the rejuvenating experience with a massage or a spa treatment.  There are more than six full-service spas in town with unique luxurious treatments at each.