The charm and character of Ski Town USA doesn't end at the base area. Surrounding Steamboat Springs are some of the most amazing "small towns" you will ever set foot in.
South of Steamboat lie the towns of Oak Creek, Yampa, and Phippsburg (which locals call P-Burg). Small grocery stores, family-owned restaurants, SOROCO schools, and quaint coffee shops line the streets. Neighborhood parks and biking trails bring adventure to your back yard.
Head north of Steamboat towards the Zirkel Wilderness area and Steamboat Lake. On the way, you pass through the ranching town of Clark. Stop in the Clark County store for groceries, provisions, and most importantly, lunch. Take a right on Seedhouse Rd for some of the best hiking, snowmobiling and backcountry skiing