Looking for a true mountain escape before summer is over? There’s still time.
Nestled in the Northwest corner of Colorado lies Steamboat Springs. Head to Steamboat for a rejuvenating weekend of mountain air and small crowds. Enjoy world-class events, mountain biking trails, stunning hikes, shopping, hot springs and delicious restaurants and breweries.
REPUBLIC’s Steamboat recommendations:
Fish Creek Falls
Explore Steamboat’s iconic Fish Creek Falls. Various hiking routes and overlooks lead to upper and lower sections of the 280 ft. waterfall. Bonus points if you bring your Republic gear and $5 in cash for parking.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Restorative, rejuvenating and healing are a couple of words we would use to describe Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Open 10am -10:30pm on weekdays and 10am -12am on weekends. After dark, adults 18+ only, as the hot springs is clothing optional. Bring a towel, plenty of water and prepare to be renewed.
Steamboat has plenty of trails around town for easy cruising, and on the mountain there are miles of biking trails. For those looking for something more rough and demanding, check out Steamboat Bike Park which offers offers an expansive 40 mile trail network.
Butcherknife Brewery is an eco-minded company, and has several varieties available in cans. Enjoy their long taproom tables and food truck rotation.
Storm Peak Brewery
This brewery offers a wide range of beer styles. Storm Peak is also known around town for their yoga and beer events. Enjoy delicious pizza and BBQ options just around the corner.
In the heart of Steamboat lies Mambo Italiano - a modern and elevated take on authentic Italian cuisine. Mambo’s dishes utilize locally sourced and seasonally relevant ingredients. Don’t miss this Steamboat gem. Enjoy Happy Hour from 4-5:30pm daily. Photo credits: Mambo Italiano.
Mary Jane's is centrally located on main street and offers a vast collection of affordable, luxury mountain apparel and jewelry. They proudly offer national brands Brighton, Alex & Ani and Swarovski. Mary Janes also offers custom products made in the Rockies, like Republic, and some of their jewelry is even created with Colorado granite.
It will officially be fall in Colorful Colorado and once the aspens start to transform, we have a short window to get up to the mountains to experience the beauty of the season and see layers of aspens covered in shades of green, gold, orange and red. This perfect mountain vacation destination is the perfect place to see the changing leaves, and is easy to get to by car, year-round. If you’re looking for an authentic mountain town, full with adventure and modern amenities, we recommend Steamboat.
* A special thanks to Jessica Williamson for the top quality photography!