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Confessions of a tubing outfitter; kiosks to conquer at the Farmers Market; the return of the rodeo; and summer event lineup.

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Inside Steamboat’s Best Swimming Holes!

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Want to cool off? As well as hitting the lap pool at Old Town Hot Springs, when the water’s low (i.e. when the tubing hatch is out) but the river is still open, plunge...
Steamboat gravel bike race SBT GRVL

GRVL Gallop

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Draft horses Let’s just go ahead and call it a sufferfest. What else would you call racing 142 miles, 100 of them on gravel, with 9,400 feet of climbing? But some people like pain and...
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Buddy’s Hobby Hut

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Enough with all these hard guy (and gal) outdoor sports…how about something a little more sedentary (where you can Swill and Chill)? Try Buddy’s Hobby Hut, where you can try your hand at an...
Laraine Martin with sunset and Grass Sticks hat

Best Jacket-fitting Sandwiches!

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We all know those do-it-yourselfers who lug their own meals around on the mountain, pulling a sandwich out of a vest pocket or a frozen, jaw-breaking PowerBar from their bib on the chair. And...
Kevin Scott Strickland (“Big K”)

Confessions of a Lodge Caretaker

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A lot of jobs have their perks. Maybe free coffee, half-price burgers, or even a lenient powder clause. But perhaps none are as good as being a caretaker for the ski area’s lodges up...
tubers on the yampa river in Steamboat Springs CO

Tubing Tips

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Don't be this guy—the doofus who does everything wrong on the river, from strewing trash to being rude (and sporting a mullet). Respect others and the river, which is having a tough year. For...
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Change it Up with a Dog Sled Tour

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Mush!! Tired of the slopes? Let something with four legs do all the work, with Snow Buddy Dog Sled Tours. The company was started by locals Dan and Sarah Piano in 2011, “with a lot...

Bluegrass Boating

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Float to a Music Festival! Looking for a unique way to fill the dog days of summer? Try floating into a music festival—i.e. the Yarmony Music Festival, a three-day, hippie-filled, Hula-hooping bluegrass concert on the...
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Bluebird Hut Trip

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Having trouble booking a backcountry hut this winter? Eschew those always-booked 10th Mountain Division huts and reserved-before-you-know-it squares on rec.gov and try Bluebird Backcountry on the other side of Rabbit Ears Pass, a new...
Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo

Yippee Kiyay…Rodeo Back Kicking!

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While it will still have some capacity and distancing restrictions in place, rodeo is back and kicking in Steamboat this summer, after a hiatus last season. Complete with clowns, concessions (BBQ and a Budweiser,...
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