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Steamboat Springs, CO US – Overview

Steamboat Springs is a populous city in Route Country Colorado, USA. Steamboat Springs is known as a best winter resort in Colorado. The tourism industry of the city is marked by Steamboat Ski Resort. Steamboat is located in the Valley of Yampa River. The city of Steamboat covers an area of 10.1 square miles. In the past, the area of Steamboat Sprigs was inhabited by the Yampatikas Utes. Trappers and Ranchers started to move into this area in the 19th century.

In 1879, the native Utes were forcibly moved by the US Army. In the Rocky Mountain winters, skiing is the only possibility of transportation. The popularity of skiing in winter time led to the development and promotion of tourism industry in this area. Soon Steamboat Springs Resort became popular all over the world.

Two local men Jim Temple and John Fetcher contributed to the development of Steamboat Springs Resort. The Valley of Steamboat Springs attracts a large number of visitors from all over the world. Steamboat Springs offers an array of outdoor recreational activities to the tourists. Whatever is your style and budget you can find every type of sporting and entertainment spots and outdoor activities.

Steamboat Springs Resort offers separate activities for summer and winter. Visitors enjoy fishing, rafting, kayaking, tubing, skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling etc. Steamboat Spring is home to many popular attractions of Colorado.

Some of the most popular sights and attractions in Steamboat include Strawberry Park Natural Hot Springs, Black Tie Ski Rentals, F.M. Light & Sons, Kids' Vacation Center, Steamboat Lake State Park, Yampa River Botanic Park, Steamboat Springs Health & Recreation Center, The Vista Trail, Hot Springs Adventures, Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area and Depot Art Center. With so many attractions and landscapes, Steamboat Springs has become one of the most popular resorts among locals and foreigners alike.

Every year a large number of festivals and events are organized in Steamboat Springs. Yampa River Festival is the biggest festival. It attracts enthusiastic tourists from all over the world. Play boating is another great event which attracts play boaters of international repute.

Steamboat Springs offers every type of accommodation to the tourist. It is home to some of the best hotels of the world including Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel, Comfort Inn, Mountain Resorts, Best Western-Ptarmigan Hotel and Hotel Bristol etc.

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  • lindamuraGo to ski in Steamboat Springs
    review by lindamura posted more then 30 days ago
    Steamboat Springs is a small town in Colorado of about 10,000 residents but its size does not match its importance. It is important as a historic and ranching town and it is also important as a resort, namely a skiing resort. The person that contributed a great deal in turning the city into...
  • lindamuraSteamboat, town in the Colorado Rockies
    review by lindamura posted more then 30 days ago
    Mostly known as Ski Town, U.S.A., Steamboat is a unique little town set 7,000 feet up in the Colorado Rockies, but it is one of North America’s largest ski mountains with six peaks of world-class terrain. This small ranching community has the sophistication of a world-class resort boasting...
  • lindamuraThe oldest ski resort of the US
    review by lindamura posted more then 30 days ago
    Set at a 7,136-foot summit elevation, Howelsen Hill ski area holds a unique place in the history of skiing boasting a remarkable heritage. The International Skiing History Association and the Colorado Ski Museum Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame awarded it as a Pioneer Ski Resort. Howelsen Ski...
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