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Summer Activities

One of the best ways to experience Steamboat in the summer is on horseback. Enjoy a trail ride or explore one of the local family ranches with a horseback ride. Learn more about our region and our Western Heritage by experiencing it first hand. 

There are rides to suit every schedule whether you want a ride that lasts an hour or goes all day. Steamboat is known for its western heritage which is apparent as many of the ranches offering horseback riding are family owned and operated and have been for several generations.

You can experience horseback riding right in town at the stables near the rodeo grounds. However, we recommend a ride that will take you through the Routt National forest on elk and deer trails that wind through aspen groves and mountain meadows. You may even see local wildlife.

Other rides will take you over hills and through valleys on privately owned ranches where you can experience riding like our ranchers. You can even participate in a real cattle drive.

Many choose to enjoy an afternoon of horseback riding followed by a wagon ride dinner and barbeque to involve the entire family in a true western experience.

Make a day of it and have the whole North Routt County experience with a visit to one of the beautiful mountain lakes and a stop by the Clark Store for a snack and delicious ice cream. 

Contact our Guest Services team for all the details and to get your plans set. Email: or Phone: 970-875-7061

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