|Steamboat Springs is nestled far in the Northwest Rocky mountains in the Yampa Valley Colorado. Steamboat Springs is known as The Big Bend because the Yampa River makes its turn toward the west at this point in the valley. The name Steamboat Springs is thought to have originated when French trappers thought they heard the chugging sound of a steamboat's steam engine. The sound turned out to be a natural mineral spring. Ranching was the primary industry of the valley and in the late 1800s a mining boom was underway in the area, however today ranching still is the primary industry. Today Steamboat Springs Colorado is one of the most visited ski resorts in Colorado. Too many Steamboat Springs is considered a winter wonderland because of the winter snowfall seems to be plentiful. Steamboat Springs is a wonderful place for a family ski vacation.
Steamboat Springs Colorado is filled with many year round attractions. In the winter the Steamboat springs main attraction is the Steamboat Springs ski area. Steamboat Springs also offers many other winter attractions such as snowshoeing, snow-mobiling, and ice-skating. Summer boasts many activities for the whole family. Just like any place in the mountains, Steamboat Springs offers a wonderful home to hiking, biking, bird watching, fishing, horseback riding, and many more. For more information on Steamboat Springs check out the local Steamboat Springs visitors center.
Steamboat Springs Colorado offers both summer and winter activities. Check out the links below to find what best suits you in Steamboat Springs Colorado. Steamboat Springs Resort offers a wonderful retreat for a Colorado mountain vacation.