Summer Activities

Steamboat Springs, Colorado shines during the summertime, offering some of the finest summer vacation activities available. 

Whether you’re looking to play 18 holes of golf, spend your days hiking and mountain biking, or just plan to relax in the natural hot springs, Steamboat has something for everyone. It’s the perfect summer destination for people who can’t sit still, people who just want to relax, and everyone in between!


Steamboat Springs offers a variety of mountain golf courses for both avid and casual golfers. Haymaker Golf Course, rated “4 stars” by Golf Digest magazine, delivers 360-degree views of the valley and links-style features. Rollingstone Ranch, another 4 star course, was designed by Robert Trent Jones. It features some of Colorado’s most memorable holes. Pre-ship your clubs at a discount for ease of travel with Ship Sticks.

Horseback Riding

One of the most enjoyable ways to take in the mountains in the summer is through horseback riding. Steamboat has a series of trails throughout the area, offering you and your professional trail guide spectacular views of mountains and wildflower meadows. You may even catch a glimpse local wildlife, ranging from elk and eagles, to bear and moose.

Hot Springs

Since Steamboat’s earliest days as a town, people have been drawn to the area for its natural hot springs. Steamboat has several hot springs, including Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Guests can relax and unwind in pools of warm mineral water, ranging from 101F to 105F, or enjoy a soothing massage.

Fly Fishing

Steamboat Springs offers some of the best fly fishing conditions in the entire country. Whether you wish to take a private, guided trip to Steamboat’s finest rivers or lakes, or you’re interested in a clinic to learn the art of fly fishing, you can find your ultimate day of fly fishing in Steamboat.

More Daytime Activities: Hiking to Summer Festivals

If you’re looking for additional daytime activities, you may wish to try hiking on Steamboat’s scenic trails, mountain biking on the area’s mild to moderate slopes, or rafting, tubing or kayaking on the Yampa River.

When you’re craving a little culture, you can head downtown for one of Steamboat’s many summer festivals. Depending on the week, you’re likely to find a summer festival celebrating everything from wine, to the arts, classic cars to hot air ballons, and of course great music.

Evening Activities, including a Pro Rodeo

In the evenings, you’ll find plenty to do on your Colorado summer vacation, whether you want to explore Steamboat’s thriving restaurant community, enjoy its free summer concert series and movies on the mountain, attend a pro rodeo or balloon glow.

Steamboat Springs is an authentic ranching town with deep Western roots. On many of the Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer, cowboys descend upon the town to participate in a professional rodeo – a distinctly Western tradition the whole family can enjoy!

Alpine Slide

Steamboat’s Alpine Slide, The Howler, provides a spirited trip down the mountain – and lasting memories for your family! To ride the slide, you take a chair lift up Howelson Hill overlooking downtown Steamboat. Then, you use a sled to zip down the mountain at whatever pace you choose.

Take advantage of Steamboat in the summer

To take full advantage of the beautiful summertime weather and outdoor activities in Steamboat Springs, call 877-475-6923 to schedule your summer vacation.