Steamboat Springs was named after its roiling mineral springs, which sounded to some early pioneers like a chugging steamboat. It's known as the birthplace of recreational skiing in Colorado thanks to a ski jump built in 1914 by cross-country champion Carl Howelsen. The slopes continue to draw visitors to town, but there's plenty to do in warmer weather. There are more than 50 miles of nature trails and wildflower fields for hiking, several mountain-view golf courses, and high-country lakes and streams that provide ample fishing. One network of rivers even flows through the downtown area, with launch points along the way for seasonal tubing.Steamboat Springs retains vestiges of its history as a ranching center. Spur-clad cowboys still stroll the main streets, which are lined with western art galleries and clothing boutiques. Throughout the summer, the town hosts a pro rodeo series that includes traditional shows and Wild West–themed block parties. During the 32nd annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo on July 7 and 8, ranchers will try to one-up each other by performing airborne tricks such as dipping into the lake and hogtieing clouds.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Breckenridge Stables' herd of more than 100 steeds trots along for scenic trail rides, Western-style lessons, and historical tours of the town. As horses deftly navigate the Tenmile Range, guides point out local wildlife along the continental divide, the imaginary line drawn when Paul Bunyan and Babe the Big Blue Ox broke up. During colder months, Breckenridge Stables' custom-built mountain sleighs keep passengers snuggly during sleigh rides as a team of belgian, clydesdale, or percheron horses canters through the Colorado air.
We teach people, adults and kids, to ride dirt bikes in the gorgeous mountains near Aspen, CO. We have a private learning track for beginners and experienced riders can hit single track in the area with a professional instructor. We provide bikes, gear, lunch, drinks and top notch instruction for all levels and ages.
Located 70 miles west of Denver, the small mountain town of Dillon was relocated from its original site in the late 1800s while a water-storage reservoir was completed. Now situated on the northeastern side of Lake Dillon, the town thrives as a ski destination, and peaceful forests and trails lend scenic beauty for outdoors lovers. A free bus system, the Summit Stage, stops at the ski resorts, stores and restaurants in Dillon, as well as nearby towns. Dillon's popular cafés and breweries lure explorers with smokehouse barbecue and award-winning ales.
Plant Trees 4 Life will be planting various native trees throughout the Monterey Peninsula. Your saplings—which can honor a loved one, commemorate a special event, or embody your affection for conical vegetation—will fill out the area’s embarrassing bald spots, pump out fresh oxygen, anchor the soil, slow down water run-off, and help maintain a lush ecosystem. While you won't be able to specify your trees' location, you can virtually visit planting sites on Plant 4 Life's website.