Location. Location. Location.
Steamboat Springs lies against the western ridge of the Continental Divide and is nearly surrounded by national forest and wilderness areas. The Yampa River begins in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, flows through downtown Steamboat Springs and eventually meets the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. Steamboat Springs boasts two ski areas, three Colorado State Parks, more than 150 natural springs, lakes, rivers, and trail systems cater to a plethora of outdoor activities. Visit the Steamboat Springs Chamber website for more information.
Steamboat Springs and the surrounding areas offer the unique mix of luxury resort properties and the western character found in the rolling hills that envelope this mountain town. There is something for everyone here and the community is one that invites all walks of life. If you are seeking a ski-in ski-out condo there are plenty of options and price points. Or, if you need room to roam you will find areas near town and those with larger acreage that provide the privacy and space. The diverse blend of real estate among Steamboat’s western heritage is what makes this place so special. While everyone enjoys winter and summer activities and are a significant economic driver, the Yampa Valley is rich with sheep, cattle and ranching. There are eight centennial (100 years or more within the same family) ranches in the valley.
You can ride your horse or ride your bike and the year-round activities make Steamboat Springs an inviting place for full-time and part-time residents. This area is home to world class skiing/riding, fishing, hiking, biking and offers thousands of acres of national forest, wilderness areas and of course the valuable Yampa River that flows through town. The separation of Mt. Werner from downtown provides vibrancy in both areas as well as the neighborhoods in between. If you are an urbanite there are some great properties in the heart of downtown and if you want to be by the mountain there are condos, townhomes and single-family options to choose from. The economy thrives on tourism, agriculture and recently the construction trades have seen a spike in business.
Steamboat Springs, located in northwest Colorado, 160 miles/267kms northwest of Denver, is an easy three-hour drive from Denver. Take I-70 west through the Eisenhower Tunnel to the Silverthorne exit (#205), then go north on Colorado Highway 9 to the town of Kremmling, then west on US 40 over Rabbit Ears Pass. Steamboat is accessible by nonstop air service into Hayden, CO from 14 major U.S. airports on Alaska, American, Delta and United Airlines. Yampa Valley Regional Airport(HDN) located 22 miles west of Steamboat Springs is open year round and accommodates jet service. Check the current flight schedule for routes provided this season. There is also a private airport in Steamboat Springs.
Demographics and Facts
Steamboat Springs located in the heart of Routt County is home to a land area of over 2,000 miles, and the city of Steamboat Springs comprises 10 miles. This includes recreational, wilderness areas, agriculture, world class skiing, biking and a multitude of year-round outdoor uses. Steamboat Springs has a population of nearly 13,000 and Routt County is home to nearly 24,000 people.
Steamboat Springs is unique in that it boasts two ski areas, Steamboat and Howelsen Hill ski area located downtown, which celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2015. Howelsen Hill is across the Yampa River and is home to Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and the world famous ski jumps, acres of nordic tracks and a small ski area. Howelsen Hill is just a small part of Emerald Mountain, which is home to acres and acres of world-class mountain biking and hiking trails.
Downtown: 6,695' | Mt. Werner: 10,568
Steamboat Mountain Statistics
Steamboat is actually a complete mountain range: Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge, and Christie Peak. 2,965 acres/1200 hectares of permitted terrain offer a diversity of trails for all levels of ability. There is 3,688 feet/1118 meters of vertical rise, annual snowfall average is 349″/886cm and there are over 375 acres/152 hectares of snowmaking. The summit of Mt. Werner is 10,568 feet/3224 meters. Tree skiing/riding at its finest and accolades for its family friendly resort year after year. If you like powder and incredible mountain biking, then Steamboat is the place for you!
Check out the Activities page for links to winter and summer fun.
Check out the Schools page for links and information on all schools in Routt County.
Snow Report from Steamboat Ski Area
Things to Do Calendar from Steamboat Ski Area
Events Calendar from Steamboat Springs Chamber & Resort Association