Soak Up Steamboat Springs

by Kirsten Dobroth | March 16, 2016

Steamboat Springs has seen 308 inches of snow over the course of the season, with 10 new inches falling in the last two days. While long tree runs and all that snow make a visit to Steamboat Springs pretty tempting, there are plenty of other ways to soak up all this mountain town has to offer as well.
Plan a trip to one of the area’s hot springs to soothe tired legs after a day on the hill. Old Town Hot Springs is a walkable option from Downtown Steamboat Springs, and offers a fitness center and water slides along with eight mineral water pools. For the ultimate relaxation, schedule a massage before your soak. Old Town Hot Springs is open from 5:30am-10pm weekdays, and is great for a day trip with the family, or a quick dip after a ski day.
For the ultimate hot springs experience, treat yourself to a soak at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, just outside of town. Surrounded by the forest and on Hot Springs Creek, Strawberry Park is a secluded place to spend the day enjoying the hot mineral pools, or as an overnight retreat under the stars. Rent a cabin (or the train caboose) for a night at the springs, or, in the Summer, take advantage of Strawberry Park’s outdoor camping options.
If liquid libations are your preferred method of loosening up after a day on the hill, check out Laundry on 11th Street for some delicious cocktails and small plates. This self proclaimed “Kitchen and Cocktails” spot is in the former dry cleaning building, and is the perfect place to share a table (or a bar corner) with friends and family. Butcherknife Brewing Company  is a favorite for a pint (try the Amputator IPA- it’s not as scary as it sounds), as the local brewery has a few award winning creations worth a sample. The tap room at Storm Peak Brewing Company is another favorite to fill a growler, and has some snacks to nibble on as well.

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