Saddleback Ranch

Staff writer Saddleback Ranch is an 8,000-acre working cattle ranch that offers horseback and wagon rides, cattle drives, snowmobile tours, sleigh rides, tubing runs, and all-terrain-vehicle rides, plus big-game hunting trips in season. The ranch also offers horseback, wagon, and sleigh rides that include dinners for guests. It is located 15 miles west of Steamboat Springs. The ranch has been family-owned and family-operated for four generations. The current owners, Wayne…

December 13, 2011
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Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Strawberry Park Hot Springs near Steamboat Springs
December 13, 2011

Staff writer The Strawberry Park Hot Springs seven miles north of Steamboat Springs offers 104-degree mineral water pools in a natural setting on Hot Springs Creek with stone masonry, plus massages in a private hut and watsu therapy in a private pool. It is open to all ages during the day. After dark, clothing is optional, and no one under 18 is admitted. There is a daily fee for use…

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Steamboat Ski Area

Steamboat Ski Area
December 13, 2011

Staff writer The Steamboat Ski Area has built its reputation on the area’s western ranching heritage and small-town friendliness, along with ski runs through glades of trees deep with powder most of the season. The face of the company since 1970 has been Billy Kidd, who was the first American to win an Olympic medal in skiing in 1964 and went on to a career as World Cup ski racer….

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Steamboat Springs history

Rabbit Ears Motel historic sign in Steamboat Springs
December 13, 2011

The Steamboat Springs area was a summer camping spot for the Ute tribe known for its medicinal springs before trappers and ranchers arrived to build the town and transform the area into the ski resort is is today.

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