Growing up in Steamboat I have had many experiences that I know are unique to my town and area. Here’s my list of my 3 absolute favorite places in Steamboat, reached only from a hike.
Emerald Mountain hike
This area is definitely a local favorite as it has one of the best views in town. Hike or bike up, or snowshoe in the winter! At the top of the trail is a quarry where you can enjoy a view of all of town. In the winter I have seen people bring skis or sleds up the trail so that they can go down in style.
Areas of interest: A little bit down this trail and closer to Howelsen Hill is the Sulphur Cave which has an absolutely wild geological history behind it. I cannot do it justice, so click here to find out more about it. It is marked by a big…