Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, USA

Despite being northern Colorado, Steamboat Springs offers belly-filling home-style southern cooking at the Low Country Kitchen right on Lincoln Avenue. Dig into the classics (without the greasy coating), like fried okra and buttermilk fried chicken, or go for the jambalaya or hush puppies. For south of the border–style grub, pop into Salt & Lime and head for the rooftop seating. Start with some loaded nachos then choose from a range of classic tacos and burritos; finish off with fresh churros. The menu changes frequently, with new and exciting dishes becoming available.

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The Why Not Wildlife Trail

New to winter sports and Steamboat Springs, I’ve been searching out trails on in and around Ski Town USA where I can run or snowshoe, to get my bearings. On Friday I took the gondola with skiing colleagues to the top of the ski hill and found a Steamboat Ambassador to ask for a good trail. They said to follow the zig zagging ‘Why Not’ wildlife trail that follows the easy green way down the mountain and provides 3.5 miles of winter wonderland. It was a great introduction to the hill and this weekend I’ll head back and retrace my steps from the bottom to the top this time. For families, this trail has a great scavenger hunt essence to it, since it is marked point to point by wooden signs that reflect a different animal that lives in the woods at that specific point. The signs are gorgeous and fun to spot and you’ll be introduced to the likes of a blue grouse, fox, snowshoe hare and a pine marten.

Deep Thought

I was working at CLazyU ranch in Granby Colorado, when my roommate suggested we take a day trip to Steamboat Springs. We got our hiking gear together, filled the car with gas and was off. We made it to Fish Creek Falls trail head and started off. We thought it would be just your normal hike, but the conversation that happened on the first hour of our hike was amazing. We never finished the whole trail but it was the best 2 hour hike I have had.

Never Too Crowded Skiing

Steamboat is a gem of a ski resort because it is just far enough to keep the crowds away. Great mountain for every level, and the friendliest people.

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