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

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