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Things to Do This Fall in Steamboat Springs

October 9, 2021

Every season is different in Steamboat Springs. Fall is special because of the gorgeous foliage and chilly but pleasant weather, but also because of the many activities that are unique to the season! Here are four activities that you should add to your fall vacation plans!


Spot Migrating Animals

In late summer and early fall, Sandhill Cranes make their way through Steamboat Springs as a part of their winter migration route. Other migrating birds that you may spot in and around town are hawks and eagles! Elk and moose are also on the move throughout October so keep an eye out for these majestic animals. 

While observing wild animals, make sure to keep your distance. Avoid getting close to the animal, and under no circumstances should you attempt to catch or touch the animal. A visitor's guide to Steamboat Springs' wildlife is available online.


Go Hiking 

Steamboat Springs is home to a fantastic assortment of hikes. With the leaves changing colors and the weather turning crisp, fall is a great time to hit the trails! For tips and tricks, check out my ultimate  guide to autumn hikes in Steamboat Springs


Sip Some Brews

The Steamboat Springs Brew Trail is a fun way to get to know local culture while savoring some fabulous local beers! The Brew Trail includes three breweries and a distillery (Mahogany Ridge Brewery, Mountain Tap Brewery, Steamboat Whiskey, and Storm Peak Brewery) so it is doable in one evening- just make sure to leave the car keys at home! 

Shop 'til You Drop!

It is easy to spend a day at the shops on Lincoln Avenue. Lincoln Avenue is the historic heart of Steamboat Springs, and it has everything from clothing to kitchen goods to western gear. The street is charming and quaint- you'll feel right at home as your browse! Who knows, you may even knock out all of your holiday shopping while you're here! 

What are your favorite ways to spend a fall day in Steamboat Springs?

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