Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs, Colorado | Steamboat Springs lies in a high mountain valley in northern Colorado, about 35 miles south of the Wyoming border. Tucked beneath high mountains, it sits just west of the Continental Divide. The town looks out toward the remote, sage-covered hills that stretch into Utah. If it weren’t for the giant ski area that looms over the place, this town would feel like just about any other out-of-the-way ranching town in Colorado. The downtown area is the historic center of the town, and it lies along the Yampa River. Its streets generally run in a grid pattern, and many of the buildings hang on to their heritage. You’ll find the library, skating rink, and rodeo grounds downtown. In the newer Mountain Village neighborhood, contemporary slope-side architecture and big hotel and condominium buildings cluster along nearly every curve of every winding mountain road. South and a little East of downtown, the Mountain Village bunch up around the base of the ski mountain. Mainly built after 1970, the Mountain Village serves skiers vacationing at Steamboat Ski Area.

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ABOUT COLORFUL COLORADO

Colorado features the Rocky mountains, pine trees, and one of the state's nicknames; "Colorful Colorado." Colorado became the 38th state in 1876.

Colorado is the 8th most extensive and the 21st most populous of the 50 United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Colorado was 5,540,545 on July 1, 2016.