Steamboat Springs attractions

Park in Steamboat Springs

Mount Zirkel Wilderness

One of the five original wilderness areas in Colorado, Mount Zirkel Wilderness is an untamed, roadless expanse dotted with icy glacial lakes and granite faces, and is rife with opportunities for isolated backcountry…
Waterfall in Steamboat Springs

Fish Creek Falls

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 283ft waterfall. From there, you can cut down past picnic areas,…
State Park in Steamboat Springs

Pearl Lake State Park

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) . Try to get a lower campsite bordering the lake; numbers 2…
Mountain in Steamboat Springs

Hahns Peak

On the windswept plain at the base of a picturesque peak lies this quasi–ghost town, 27 miles north of Steamboat Springs via Elk River Rd (Routt County Rd 129). It was once the terminus of the railroad from Wyoming,…
State Park in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Lake State Park

If you like boating, fishing and bird-watching, this is an incredible place to stay. The campsites ($20 to $26) on the water are pretty good, but could be a little shadier. A grouping of 10 small cabins ($90), with …
Library in Steamboat Springs

Bud Werner Memorial Library

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.
State Park in Steamboat Springs

Stagecoach State Park

Sixteen miles south of Steamboat Springs via US 40, Hwy 131 and Routt County Rd 14, Stagecoach State Park is the nearest inexpensive camping (RV and tent campsites $10 to $24) to Steamboat Springs. The park is on th…
Museum in Steamboat Springs

Tread of Pioneers Museum

A favorite among the area’s community history museums, these restored Victorian homes host an even-handed display about the history of the Native Americans in the area and a fascinating collection on the evolution o…