Local Attractions

Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation

The Steamboat group of mineral waters is one of the largest and most varied in the world. In each spring in Steamboat, the water contains alkaline, saline alkaline, iron, lithia, sulphur, and magnesium in all combinations. Whether fact or myth, many people testify to the healing qualities of the hot baths. Whether they heal your body or your soul, bathing in the springs is truly an experience to enjoy. These springs have been enjoyed in one form or another for over 100 years. It is known that the Ute Indians who first settled the Yampa Valley gathered around the Springs. In the early 1900s, there was always a bath-house with pools for people to enjoy. The last 20 years have seen the most change with a fitness center added and many additions to the locker-rooms, waterslide, and kiddie pool.

The Health and Rec is a private non-profit organization with a board of directors and a managing staff. It is not city-owned, but the city works closely with the managers of the facility.

Strings In The Mountains Festival Of Music

STRINGS IN THE MOUNTAINS FESTIVAL OF MUSIC was launched in 1988 in order to foster an appreciation for fine music, present diverse programming with a focus on chamber music, and stimulate the cultural, educational and economic environment of Colorado’s Yampa Valley. It is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, nationally recognized as one of the foremost music festivals in the country.

Tread of Pioneers Museum

Tread of Pioneers Museum: Open daily, year-round, 11 am-5 pm Located at the corner of Eighth and Oak, the house dates to the early 1900s and contains fabulous displays of the early pioneers’ lifestyle. The historical ski collection is equally fascinating and this year will feature the 100 Years of Steamboat Springs Exhibit in honor of centennial celebration of the incorporation of Steamboat Springs. Guided walking tours of downtown Steamboat available Wednesday mornings at 9:30, running July 12 through August 23. Summer 2000 brown-bag lecture series will take place on Fridays. Admission fee. (970)879-2214.