Steamboat Springs Beloved Events are Coming Back this Summer
Steamboat Springs, adventure awaits: our vast trail networks are perfect for hiking and biking, while our gorgeous lakes and refreshing rivers are ready for your tube, boat, SUP or even just a dip of your toes. On top of all that outdoor goodness, there are plenty of familiar events returning this summer sure to entertain. Here are three of our favorites:
- WESTERN ROOTS: The event that most encapsulates Steamboat’s deep ranching roots is undoubtedly the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series. Get a taste of the ‘Boat’s western flair and heritage at the series, which includes 10 rodeos and 20 performances over a nine-week season. After taking last season off, we can’t wait for the sounds of barrel racing and the smell of barbecue.
- RIVER WILD: For more than four decades, the Yampa River Festival has helped to raise awareness about the wild Yampa River, the lifeblood of recreation in Steamboat Springs. The Yampa is the only unobstructed river in the state, and many quintessential Steamboat activities revolve around the river. The festival has been running since 1980 and this year, events include the Fish Creek Kayak Sprint on June 4, the main events (TBD) on June 5 and the Kayak Slalom on June 6. As always, the festival is free to spectators.
- TAKE TO THE TRAIL: A brand new multi-day MTB/gravel bike race is in the planning stages for some of Steamboat’s further flung trails and roads. Slated for July 22-24, proceeds from the inaugural Red Rider benefit local trail advocacy and search and rescue groups. Three long stages (55-70 miles daily) showcase stunning back-of-beyond routes and connecting roads, while also limiting the field to a small number of advanced riders only. As the race promoter says, “You’re gonna ride your eye out!”
SPRING/SUMMER/FALL 2021 EVENT CALENDAR
5 Farmers Market kicks off (takes place every Saturday)
30 Music on the Green at Yampa River Botanic Park (Wednesdays through Aug. 18)
1-4 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series begins (takes place Fridays and Saturdays on subsequent weekends through Aug. 28)
44th of July Celebration: Visit steamboatchamber.com for updates
14-17 Steamboat Ramble
22-24 The Red Rider
25-26 Steamboat Lake Triathlon
31- 1 Revolution Enduro
7-8 Emerald Mountain Epic (formerly known as Steamboat Stinger)
15 SBT GRVL
19-22 Routt County Fair
4-7 Labor Day Celebration: Visit steamboatchamber.com for updates
TBD Sidewalk Sale
10-11 Steamboat OktoberWest
17-18 Run Rabbit Run 50 & 100-mile race
18 Final Farmers Market
27-28 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series closing weekend
We have taken thoughtful steps in Steamboat Springs to be able to welcome our visitors back. Our businesses are prepared with mitigation plans and safety standards that include resources from both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control. Our community is committed to keeping you safe through the “5 Commitments of Containment,” which you’ll find below. We are asking our visitors to help us play a role in everyone’s safety by following these commitments to ensure we are all able to enjoy Steamboat Springs.
1. Maintain six feet of physical distance.
2. Wash my hands often.
3. Cover my face in public.
4. Stay at home if I am at risk or sick.
5. Seek testing if I have symptoms.
— For the latest information on Colorado Parks & Wildlife (including state park openings and campsite status), visit www.cpwshop.com/.
— For the latest information from the City of Steamboat Springs, visit www.steamboatchamber.com/traveler-information/.
— For the latest information from the U.S. Forest Service (including national park openings and campsite status), visit www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/covid19-updates.