The iconic pink sign for the historic Rabbit Ears Motel (where I spent two nights) greets new arrivals in Steamboat Springs.
Lincoln Avenue, the main road running through town, is lined with bars, restaurants, shops, and galleries.
Shops and restaurants
The Steamboat Smokehouse restaurant and a gelato shop.
Entrance to the Chief Theater, which shows movies as well as hosts concerts and special events.
The last Farmer's Market of 2017. In the background, the hill is used for Olympians to train for ski jumping.
The Strawberry Park Natural Hot Springs is a short 20-minute drive from downtown.
Pastries at the local farmer's market.
An adult St Bernard at the farmer's market.
Riding the gondola up to Thunderhead Mountain.
Mountain biking trail map atop Thunderhead Mountain.
Mountain biking at
Steamboat Springs Resort has grown into a popular off-season activity, catering to locals and visitors in the warmer months.
$109 will get you a high-end mountain bike rental, protective gear, and a three-hour lesson (two hours with the instructor and one hour of free-riding).
Related: Mountain Biking Cotopaxi Volcano
The mountains at Steamboat form a beautiful backdrop for wedding ceremonies.
The scenic view toward town from atop Thunderhead Mountain.
Zooming in on the town of Steamboat Springs (center).
My stay in Steamboat Springs was hosted by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.
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