Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

Steamboat Springs

Photos (0)
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.
Describe what it's like and why travelers should come here. You can also add a photo.
Steamboat Springs

Founded for its mining and ranching appeal, Steamboat Springs is rumored to be named such after three French trappers though they heard a “chug, chug” sound while exploring the Yampa Valley in the late 1820s. European descended settlers didn’t place roots until 1875 and the town wasn’t established until about a decade later when others settled in the area as well. Skiing didn’t get going until 1914 when an ex-Barnum and Bailey Circus star rolled into town, the “Flying Norseman”. Today, the bulk of town sits on the eastern side of the Yampa River and the ski area has 16 lifts (with a gondola), accessing nearly 3,000 acres including four terrain parks. The topography favors the intermediate and advanced skiers, though 14 percent is still considered beginner areas.
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, USA