Life in Steamboat Springs

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  Most locals who hike Fish Creek Falls throughout the year don’t appreciate having to pay a parking fee and like taking the locals route, which is why they access the Fish Creek Falls trail from the Sanctuary. Drive up Fish Creek Falls Road and turn right onto Steamboat Boulevard. From Mt. Werner, turn onto Steamboat Boulevard heading towards the hospital and golf course. Follow the road and right at the bridge crossing the river is parking lot on the side of the road closest to the mountain. Park here and follow the wide trail upstream.

   There are several footpaths that branch off heading to the water. Pass these. As the trail begins to U around Aspenwood, take the trail off to the left. This will wind up a fair way up a pretty steep trail. There

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  I woke up early this morning and went out for a beautiful flight over Steamboat. We began flying North Routt and the Zirkels (picture below of the mountains) and got to see some of the snow that still remains up at higher elevations. Continuing on we flew back towards town, first over Rabbit Ears and then up toward Buff Pass.  The diverse terrain throughout the flight is one of my favorite things about Steamboat. Driving, or in this case flying, in any direction changes the scenery and activities that you can enjoy while in town. I would definitely recommend flying, taking a helicopter tour or a hot air balloon ride your next visit to Steamboat. On a beautiful day the views stretch for miles in every direction and it is a

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   Last week I went to a forum and one of the speakers was Andy Daly. Andy is a former CEO of Vail Resorts where he was instrumental in taking Vail public and building it into the great resort it is today, CEO of Copper Mountain and long time director of the National Ski Areas Association / Colorado Ski Country USA.  Needless to say Andy knows a little about ski resorts and the mountain towns that surround them.   It was interesting to hear his perspective on Steamboat given his background and how much of his life he dedicated to making Vail the best it could be. The points are his but I added some color to each.

1 - The Steamboat Ski Area is a World-Class Resort. Steamboat is in the Top 10 Resorts list by Ski Magazine every year.

2 - The town of

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James Crawford staked his claim to land in the Yampa Valley because of its mineral springs, lush grasses, river and streams. Today, in the 20th Century it really hasn't changed much. He was convinced the land's abundance would provide comfort and security for his family. He was not alone in that belief. By the end of the Crawfords' first year in the Yampa Valley, pioneers were gathering. Within ten years, the settlement had a newspaper. By 1900, residents were electing their first town council, having established its charter. Electricity, automobiles and the railroad ended Steamboat's frontier outpost era. Neighbors came together to bring refinement to their rough-hewn town, nurturing churches, schools, art, dance and entertainment. Throughout its first

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Just because the mountain is closed and snow has stopped falling "well kind of", that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy gravity and precipitation. No one knows this better than local canoeists, rafters and kayakers, who take to the Yampa River in droves every spring when the snowmelt descends from Mount Werner and beyond. The number of river runners continues to grow in Steamboat and adds a unique flavor to our community. People come here for it from around the state once word has spread about the river.

The Paddling Life Invitational is on Monday, May 31st, 2010, celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. While the Yampa River Festival is on Saturday through Sunday, May 29th-30th, 2010, a water-based version of its winter cousin, commemorates its

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  Living in Steamboat Springs is a dream for many.  Click here to learn more about living in Steamboat! Every day I walk out the door, look straight up at the mountain and consider myself lucky to be here.  The town of Steamboat Springs is a unique combination of a small town, in an incredible valley, surrounded by mountains and having amenities many would consider luxious for a town twice our size. That said the people in Steamboat may be the best reason to be here. Most are incredibly down to earth, low key and caring people that are great to be around. Steamboat was a ranch community first and everyone is committed to keeping it a great place to live.  A few quick places to learn more - 

**We added in the below video on 7/21/14 to give you a quick

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routt_county_riders_jersey_10_1920   "The Steamboat Group" are big supporters of cycling and ride a lot ourselves. We are proud to sponsor the 2010 Routt County Riders jersey! Steamboat is a huge biking town and has an incredible network of trails.  Steamboat has also been designated as a bicycle friendly community .
 
If you are an active biker, like having a group look out for your interests and stage events along with actively building trails we highly recommend joining Routt County Riders. The club is focuses on the following areas: Development and maintenance of sustainable mountain bike trails; Grant writing for trail projects; Annual Steamboat Bike Swap; Bike To Work Week; Bicycle Friendly Community Initiative; Steamboat Springs Stage Race; Junior Cyclist Development; Promotion of…
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Come to Steamboat's Mainstreet for the First Friday Artwalk of May 2010. The appreciation of local art here in Steamboat is fostered by those who visit downtown along with supporting the growth of the local arts community. Twenty four galleries and other venues will show their art of a self guided tour down mainstreet, refreshments are served. There is always something new to see each month! This Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 5- 8pm come downtown to enjoy some of Steamboat's finest local art!
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