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One characteristic that sets Steamboat Springs apart from other resorts is that it was a real town before becoming a resort. Families moved to the Yampa Valley for the lifestyle and raised their children to appreciate the outdoors. Ranching heritage dates back over 100 years and in some cases, families still live and work on the family land handed down. Here there are more four-generation families than four-star resorts. The small town charm, Western hospitality, and emphasis on quality of life are the reasons why so many visitors return to Steamboat Springs every year.

Summer Activities in Steamboat Springs
Locals will tell you they moved here for the winter but live for the summer; naturally, with school out, Steamboat Springs is the perfect destination to be a kid again. Let be the guide to all summer activities and events.

Cooling off with Water
Winter snow has to go somewhere, and there’s plenty of activity for the whole family to enjoy.

Top 5 family fun activities getting wet:
1. Take a kayak lesson: minutes from downtown, the Yampa River meanders through the valley creating calm pools perfect for learning the basics of kayaking. Instructors from the Mountain Sports Kayak School will cater to the family’s ability.
2. Hang at the hot springs pool and waterslide: while many Steamboat kids may spend their winter on skis or snowboards, they all find their way to the pool in the summertime.
3. Tube the Yampa: as summer heats up, the river slows down allowing for a perfect way to cool off splashing through town.
4. Take a raft trip: Steamboat Springs is considered a rafting “hub” with easy access to the Yampa, Green, Elk, Eagle and Colorado Rivers. When the flow is right, family-friendly trips down the Yampa in downtown Steamboat Springs is a great way to see the town, or take the “Safari Cruise” just outside town and view wildlife with Buggywhips at Blue Sky West.
5. Spend a day at Steamboat Lake: boating, fishing, or just a picnic, come see why Steamboat Lake State Park was voted one of the best Colorado State Parks by Sunset Magazine.

Riding Bikes
Biking Steamboat Springs is the most popular way to get around town in the summertime, and it’s no wonder with paved trails connecting downtown to the mountain village. Several bike shops all over town can cater to the whole family.

Top 5 reasons Steamboat Springs is your family biking destination:
1. Yampa Core Trail: 7 miles of paved trail winding along the Yampa River from downtown to the mountain connecting parks, featuring picnic tables, and favorite swimming holes. The best part? It’s mostly flat!
2. More Burley trailers per capita than most towns its size: if you don’t have one, rent one!
3. Mountain Biking: a wide range of mountain bike trails right in town including 35 miles of trails on Emerald Mountain and 50 miles of intermediate and expert trails at the Steamboat Ski Area (ride the gondola up and ride your bike down).
4. Fourth of July Parade: captivating Steamboat Springs’ small town charm, local bike shop Sore Saddle Cyclery invites kids to decorate their bikes and participate in the parade.
5. Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series: includes a children’s division so the whole family can compete.

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