4 Ways to Relax in Steamboat Springs - My Colorado National Park

4 Ways to Relax in Steamboat Springs

Don't miss these top sights in one of Colorado's most authentic modern cowboy towns on the way to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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1. Browse F.M. Light & Sons

Why go: This iconic store in Steamboat Springs, Colo., has been providing locals and tourists with items celebrating the town's cowboy heritage since Nov. 9, 1905.

Tip: Get a photo next to Lightning, the fiberglass quarter horse that has stood on the sidewalk outside the store since 1949. Named after the family name, it was designated a historical asset by city council in 1995.

2. Stroll to Fish Creek Falls

Hike to Fish Creek Falls near Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Hike to Fish Creek Falls

Why go: Walk just a quarter mile on a gravel, ADA- accessible trail to reach this breathtaking 280-foot waterfall.

Tip: From Lincoln Avenue (Hwy. 40), go north on 3rd Street and take a right on Fish Creek Falls Road. Drive four miles to the trailhead. It's $5/vehicle for day use.

3. Soak in Hot Springs

Soak in Strawberry Park Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Soak in Strawberry Park

Why go: Steamboat is home to two different hot springs experiences.

Tip: For family fun, head to Old Town Hot Springs in downtown where waterslides, a lap pool and more await. For a rustic experience in a beautiful setting, head out of town to Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Kids are only allowed during daytime since nights are clothing-optional. Parking is limited.

4. Explore Downtown

Dining alongside the creek in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in autumn

Dining alongside the creek in downtown Steamboat Springs

Why go: Spend an afternoon perusing Steamboat's historic downtown, which is full of great restaurants, art galleries and shops.

Tip: Take a break from shopping and walk or rent bikes to explore the flat Yampa River Core Trail, a block from Lincoln Avenue.

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Learn more about Steamboat Springs, Colo., at steamboatchamber.com


Glenwood Springs Pool in summer

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Relax and restore–or get out and play hard. Famous for its thermal pools and nearby adventures, this town offers something for every type of traveler.