Food and Culture

Steamboat Springs and the Rocky Mountains

For many people one of the most iconic American sports in history is the great Colorado river race from Steamboat Springs to Vail. Each year, hundreds of skiers come down the river in both speedboats and single-seater automobiles. The courses have been the sites of some of the greatest heats of any race in existence, and each year the courses get harder and more complicated. So why not visit Steamboat Springs and enjoy one of these races? Here are some tips to make the trip fun and exciting for all levels of skiers.

One thing to keep in mind is that even though the Colorado River has decreased travel time from the Grand Canyon, this does not mean that you can’t ski the river. The Grand Canyon has become a popular place for skiers and snowboarders because of its unique scenery and difficulty rating. However, the flow of the Mississippi will cut into the Colorado within a few days, so you may have to wait a while before hitting the river. If you do want to try your luck on the Colorado, consider trying to book a spot on one of the many steamboats that head up and down the river in Steamboat Springs, or one of the neighboring towns.

Whether you enjoy river rowing, tubing, skating, or motocross, you will find some of the nicest rides and tracks in the northern states in Colorado. Steamboat Springs is one of the best places to go if you love to ski or snowboard. There are even some luxurious hotels available to rent during the winter months if you would rather stay inside than on the snowy mountains. When summer ends and fall begins, steamboat springs is the perfect place to experience the fun and relaxation that is the hallmark of mountain sports.