Top Reasons to Stay at Legacy Vacation Club Steamboat Springs–Hilltop
- The hotel is located a short drive from downtown Steamboat Springs, a riverside ski hamlet at the base of Mount Werner. The Old West–style town draws visitors for its historic buildings, its mom-and-pop restaurants, and the ski resort.
- Steamboat Springs is one of the country’s best tree-skiing destinations (skiing typically starts in late November and lasts through March).
- Each of the resort’s suites feels like a home away from home, with spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom suites boasting full kitchens and at least two TVs.
- When it’s warmer, you can explore some 300 miles of trails that wend through the town’s pine-fringed landscape—a beautiful setting for hiking or mountain biking. You can also kayak in the Yampa River.
- Legacy Vacation Club is set next to Routt National Forest, with gorgeous views of the mountains.
- A complimentary shuttle takes you right to the slopes during ski season.
- After a day exploring or skiing, take a dip in the hotel’s indoor pool or unwind in the hot tub and sauna.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado: Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Skiing on Scenic Alpine Trails
Steamboat Springs hugs the western ridge of the Continental Divide in northwest Colorado, 150 miles northwest of Denver. Though it’s still a ranching center, the town is best known as a world-class ski destination. Since the early 1960s, Steamboat’s slopes—covered in 29 feet of fresh powder annually—have welcomed thousands of skiers and snowboarders each winter. Steamboat Ski Resort comprises six peaks that are crisscrossed with more than 165 named trails, the longest of which winds down the mountain for more than 3 miles.
In the warmer months, Steamboat Resort’s alpine trails are a popular spot for hikers and mountain bikers. You can also bike along the 7-mile Yampa River Core Trail, which follows its namesake river through downtown Steamboat and several parks. If you prefer hiking, Fish Creek Falls is a rewarding trek. You can see the falls after just 0.2 miles and continue for another 2.25 miles to reach the top of the cascade.
The alpine berg gets its name from the 150-plus hot springs that dot the area; legend has it that the springs sounded, to early settlers, like a steamboat rounding the bend. Visit Strawberry Park Hot Springs to soak in mineral water heated to 104 degrees. Clothing is optional after dark.