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