As the sun starts to set a little earlier over the Yampa Valley and the crisp morning air breaks to beautiful afternoons, the peaks and valleys surrounding Steamboat Springs transform into one of the most beautiful spots in the state. Autumn is upon us and there is no better time to enjoy this wonderful place we call home. Many locals are calling this one of the most spectacular displays of colors they have seen in years. There is still time to enjoy the wonderful colors surrounding Routt County, but the seasons are changing quickly and the magic could disappear overnight.
Fall is unforgettable in Steamboat Springs. Our favorite fall activities range from riding the golden stands of Aspens on Emerald Mountain, hiking the trails around Hahns Peak and Steamboat Lake, playing a round of golf in the stunning scenery, or just cruising around town. Here are a few suggestions on some scenic drives that will leave you breathless:
North Routt: Leaving the town of Steamboat Springs, heading North on County Road 129, brings you to the sleepy mining town of Hanhs Peak village. Enjoy sunning views from the top of Hans Peak or enjoy an afternoon of Fly Fishing in one of several lakes surrounding the area. Don't forget to enjoy lunch at the Roadhouse Cafe.
Buffalo Pass: Located a stones throw from downtown Steamboat Springs, Buffalo Pass Road is one of the locals favorite spots to views the colors and so much more. Early morning risers have a great chance of seeing elk and moose roaming the open parks between the grand stands of pines and aspen. Spring Creek trail is located off this road, so riders and hikers can get enjoy the scenery as well.