Bud Werner Memorial Library

Steamboat Springs

A perfect indoor break for families, this library has awesome interactive games in the kids' area, a sweet fish tank, free wi-fi and story time. Oh yeah, it has books, too.

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1. Tread of Pioneers Museum


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2. Fish Creek Falls

2.88 MILES

Just 5 miles out of town, Fish Creek Falls is a wonderful hike for families. The 0.8-mile loop takes you to a scenic overlook with views across to the…

3. Stagecoach State Park

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4. Mount Zirkel Wilderness

15.6 MILES

One of the five original wilderness areas in Colorado, Mount Zirkel Wilderness is an untamed, roadless expanse dotted with icy glacial lakes and granite…

5. Tracks and Trails Museum

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Hop into this small-town museum for a history lesson on lettuce farmers, trains and coal, baby, coal. The outside mining exhibit is the real draw.

6. Pearl Lake State Park

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A glorious spot for camping and canoeing, this small alpine lake backs up to aspen and evergreen forests, and has some excellent lake-front campsites ($20…

7. Steamboat Lake State Park

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8. Hahns Peak

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