The Best Time of the Year to Visit Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs, Colorado is a top destination for nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts—especially skiers. Located in the northwestern part of the state, in Yampa Valley, this friendly small town invites visitors to embrace its cowboy culture, explore its many outdoor attractions, and enjoy casual and fine dining with its surprisingly diverse range of restaurants.

Visiting Between June and August

If you prefer summer activities over winter sports, then the prime time to visit is from June through August. If you’re a mountain biker who is interested in some friendly competition, check out the current race series schedule before you plan your trip. The Town Challenge MTB Race Series consists of seven MTB races through pristine trails with incredible views.

No summertime visit to Steamboat Springs would be complete without an excursion to Fish Creek Falls. Just a short drive out of town will let you take in the beauty of a 280-foot waterfall. And of course, the hot springs are a must-do for vacationers and residents alike. You can also hike the nature trails, tube down the Yampa River, go fly fishing, and check out the Strings Music Festival.

Visiting Between December and March

Although there’s no shortage of summertime activities, most visitors flock to Steamboat Springs from December through March for ski season. Book your hotel and airfare well ahead of time for the best deals for downhill skiers, snowboarders, and ice climbers. The Steamboat Ski Resort is a family-friendly attraction that features nearly 200 trails sprawled across almost 3,000 acres. When you’re taking a break from hitting the slopes, you can go for an old-fashioned sleigh ride, go dogsledding, or hit the trails on a snowmobile.

All of the best attractions Steamboat Springs, CO has to offer are within a short distance of the Rabbit Ears Motel . This charming and affordable motel also offers discounted passes, free parking, free Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities—and well-behaved pets are welcome! You can call the front desk at (970) 879-1150 to make a reservation.