If you’re itching to escape the house but not ready for border crossings, how about an escape to the mountains? I just had a ‘girlfriend getaway’ in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado and it was exactly the fun and restorative weekend I needed! With the wilderness at your doorstep it’s easy to have fun and to social distance in the process!

Known for its warm Western hospitality, world-class ski resort and natural hot springs, Steamboat Springs has a lot to offer travelers. Visitors come to enjoy the many outdoor recreation opportunities, rejuvinating soaks in the area’s hot springs and world-class dining. Here are my top summer activities for a visit to Steamboat.

1. Cycling

Known as ‘Bike Town USA,’ there is plenty of great road and mountain biking in and around Steamboat Springs. I enjoyed the challenge of crossing the Continental Divide on Rabbit Ears Pass, but there are easy options too including a beautiful multi-use tral that runs through the heart of town along the Yampa River.

2. Hiking

Steamboat Springs is nestled in the Yampa Valley and there is no end to hiking opportunites. Fish Creek Falls is very close to town and rewards hikers with a beautiful waterfall after a short and steep hike. On this visit I opted for a 10 mile high alpine hike through the Mt. Zirkel wilderness.

3. Dining

Steamboat Springs has over 130 restaurants! Some of my favorites are E3 Chophouse, Laundry and Taco Cabo on Yampa River. Dining (or happy hour) along the river is simply sublime!

4. Hot Springs

With its name, you might have guessed that Steamboat Springs has hot springs. My favorite is Strawberry Park Hot Springs a few minutes out of town. It’s setting is absolutely gorgeous and soaking in the springs is a real treat after a big hike or ride!

Ready for a Mountain Escape?

Contact luxury travel advisor Margi Arnold to discuss your mountain escape. With over 32-years’ experience in the travel industry, Margi is an expert that will help you personalize your trip and will ensure a worry-free vacation. Start by completing a vacation request or call Margi at 303-694-8786.

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