The Rocky Mountains are spectacular year-round, but autumn has a special place in our hearts. The summer heat finally subsides, the air gets crisp, and the slopes blaze with color. Summer vacation season is over and skiing season has yet to begin, so everything quiets down. The mountains belong to bugling elk, fall leaves, and people wise enough to take advantage of this gorgeous time of year.

Steamboat Springs really shines in the fall. In today’s blog, we want to share some options in this great resort!

Hike, Hike, Hike!

We just finished up talking about hiking – we really love it! Fall is one of the most rewarding times to hike in Steamboat Springs. The sagebrush turns orange, the aspens go gold, and undergrowth turns ruby red. Best of all, the cool air prevents you from overheating. You’ll feel like you can go forever under the bright sun and vivid colors. Best of all, the cool temperatures will give you an excuse to indulge in hot cider or mulled wine once you get back to The Porches! We recommend you bid summer farewell with an epic hike, like the Devil’s Causeway or Rabbit Ears.

Enjoy the biking trails!

Fall mountain biking is as good as it gets. Not only are the trails less-crowded, they’ve been groomed by summer traffic. You won’t have to worry about icy patches or troublesome mud so common on spring trails. You can fly through the golden Yampa Valley, exhilarated by the clear air and scent of leaves. If you’re looking for the best downhill option, we recommend you go to the Steamboat Bike Park, which has lifts to help you access 50 miles of gravity trails.

When you stay at The Porches, you will love how all the aspen trees around your property turn into golden, rustling towers. And there’s nothing like taking a walk through crisp leaves, knowing a cozy evening in front of the fire awaits you in one of our vacation homes for sale.