April showers bring May wildflowers in Steamboat
The ski season has come to an end and there is a feeling of anticipation in the air around town. It’s a feeling you can’t quite escape, the feeling of springtime. As the Yampa Valley turns the most magnificent shade of green and the wildflowers start to bloom, we become eager to get outside and start enjoying our favorite warm weather pastimes.
We caught up with outdoor enthusiast and Porches concierge, Sara Gorevan, to hear about her favorite springtime activities.
Must-do Springtime Activities:
Hike Fish Creek Falls
Fish Creek Falls is one of the most popular year round hikes in Steamboat Springs, but in the springtime, the roaring water of the falls is a site to see. As the snow melts and the run-off builds, the sheer power of the water cascading over the falls will leave you speechless.
Yampa River Botanical Park
There is nothing more serene than spending an hour or two strolling through this 6-acre property that features over 50 gardens of both alpine and desert plants.
Stroll, Bike, or Jog along the Yampa Core Trail
The core trail is a 7.5-mile paved, multi-use trail that runs along the Yampa River from the mountain and through downtown. Along the way you’re sure to see paddleboarders and kayakers taking on the river.
Restaurant Specials and Happy Hour
During the spring months, many of Steamboat’s restaurants offer incredible specials and happy hours for locals and visitors alike. It’s an excellent opportunity to try all of the wonderful food our town has to offer.
Warmer weather and sunny days usher in dry mountain bike trails with spectacular views. The Emerald Trail System just past downtown off of 13th Street is an excellent place to find the best mountain bike riding for every level.
Beginner: Bluffs Loop
Intermediate: Morning Gloria and Wild Rose
Advanced: Stinger Loop & Ridge Trail
Tips to improve your riding:
Grab a lesson from world-class riders and certified instructors at the Steamboat Bike Park located on the mountain. With an extensive trail system of over 50 trails, riders of every ability level are sure to find something their speed.
Ask a Bike Town USA ambassador for advice! You’ll find these wonderful volunteers sporting yellow jerseys on the Emerald Trail System.
For more information on springtime activities in Steamboat Springs contact The Porches concierge.