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Answer this2 AnswersIt's a haul and a whole lot of Kansas -- 832 miles, ~14 hours. The last three hours (from Denver to Steamboat) run up through the mountains and are really scenic. The rest is flat and wide open.
Answer this1 AnswerAugust is probably my favorite month in Steamboat because there is so much to do. In town you can tube down the Yampa River or swim in the swimming hole by our library. You can bike along the bike path and go for a stroll through the Botanical Gardens. You can hike up Emerald Mountain, go on a guided horseback ride, mountain bike the single track or take the chair lift up and come back down by riding the Alpine Slide. Or take the Gondola up the big mountain and have lunch on the terrace overlooking the valley below. Canoe at Pearl Lake, sail at Stagecoach and waterski at Steamboat Lake. Soak at the hot springs, window shop along main street, dance at the free concerts, watch a softball game, have one of the Rio's famous margaritas on their rooftop. Marvel at the ski jumpers training on the jumps at Howelsen Hill and thank the heavens that you've discovered such a very cool place!
If you will be skiing/snowboarding, Steamboat is, in my opinion, the best Colorado has to offer. After hitting the slopes, it's always a good idea to visit the hot springs in town or just outside town at Strawberry Springs (note: I hear it's "clothing optional" after 8pm). The hot springs pool in town is a great place to take kids as they have a great tube slide into the pool (which fills with steam during cold weather to make it even more exhilerating). If you will still be in town Saturday afternoon (April 2, 2011), there is a free "Rock the 'Boat" concert series featuring Grammy-winning Los Lonely Boys. This is sure to be a good time. For a great, inexpensive bar hangout, visit The Tugboat. The Ore House has excellent food and won't disappoint. Be sure to walk up Main Street and visit all the unique shops it offers. Also, can I come with you?! ;)
Steamboat has a bunch of snow sport activities in the winter. Just send them off hiking, biking, skiing, swimming, horse riding, snowmobiling, etc.