Steamboat's Top Five Study Spots

With school starting again and summer winding down finding good study and work spots in Steamboat is absolutely necessary to avoid the temptation of constantly being outside. It’s hard- we understand. But at least Steamboat has some great study spots!


5. Mountain Brew

Mountain Brew has great food, great cupcakes, and great coffee. There are several seats you can choose from, and you will always see someone you know there!

4. Big Iron Coffee Co.

Big Iron offers a warm environment to meet with friends and get your study on. Not to mention that the coffees, teas, and pastries are great. Try their London Fog- it's one of the best in the US!

3. Off the Beaten Path

Steamboat’s downtown bookstore has a cafe and an upper seating area where you can get work done but also on occasion people-watch the patrons at the bookstore below. Warning: you might end up purchasing several books while there because the store is just that good. Luckily the upper floor is all used-books.

2. Bud Werner Memorial Library

Our library is so beautiful! It’s right next to the Yampa and continuously hosts community events like discussions and family story-times. There are several different spots to study in in the library. The upper floor is very quiet with lots of great views if you really need to get work done, while the lower floor has several other seats, a coffee shop, and a great reading nook for kids and teens. 

1. The Great Outdoors

Even while it’s getting colder you can find a place to study in the sun. Yampa River Botanic Park has several great areas to sit and read while surrounded by the sun and flowers. That said, anywhere along the river has some great spots.


Outside of Steamboat, the Grainery in Hayden comes highly recommended. You can sit outside and enjoy your coffee, and even your pooch can get a drink!


So don’t despair at the idea of doing work. Steamboat offers great study spots where you can get good views and get work done. Now the only challenge is learning to focus while you want to go outside and hike instead!

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