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Steamboat Springs, Colorado: Fall Scenes

Rabbit Ears Motel
The iconic pink sign for the historic Rabbit Ears Motel (where I spent two nights) greets new arrivals in Steamboat Springs.
The main street running through Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Lincoln Avenue, the main road running through town, is lined with bars, restaurants, shops, and galleries.
Shops and restaurants in downtown Steamboat
Shops and restaurants
Steamboat Smokehouse restaurant
The Steamboat Smokehouse restaurant and a gelato shop.
Chief Theater
Entrance to the Chief Theater, which shows movies as well as hosts concerts and special events.
Steamboat Springs Farmer's Market
The last Farmer's Market of 2017. In the background, the hill is used for Olympians to train for ski jumping.
Strawberry Park Natural Hot Springs
The Strawberry Park Natural Hot Springs is a short 20-minute drive from downtown.
Pastries at the local farmer's market
Pastries at the local farmer's market.
St Bernard
An adult St Bernard at the farmer's market.
Gondola Square at Steamboat Springs Resort
Vendors set up their tents for the annual Steamboat Oktoberwest beer festival.
Riding the gondola up to Thunderhead Mountain.
Mountain biking trail map atop 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

Mountain bikers
Mountain bikers
The mountains at Steamboat form a beautiful backdrop for wedding ceremonies.
Scenic view
The scenic view toward town from atop Thunderhead Mountain.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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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