Water Activities Steamboat Springs Co - The Ptarmigan Inn
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Dec. 2022



Dec. 2022






Water Activities In Steamboat Springs 

When the temps heat up in the mountains, there’s no better way to cool down than on or in the water. From thrilling white water rafting adventures to leisurely tubing down the river, Steamboat offers watery fun for the entire family.


Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of the great outdoors and enjoy a day out on the Yampa or Elk Rivers. Providing excellent water for kayakers of all skill levels, kayak rentals and lessons are located just minutes from the Ptarmigan Inn.

White Water Rafting

Among the greatest recreational assets Steamboat boasts are the wonderful rivers in its vicinity. Because of this, there are wide-ranging rafting opportunities available, from the easygoing stretches of the Yampa River close by to the intermediate rapids of Elk and Arkansas Rivers to the whitewater gauntlet of the harrowing Cross Mountain Canyon.

Fly Fishing

Steamboat has an abundance of lakes and streams that are ideal for fly fishing. If you would like the services of a guide, we recommend Bucking Rainbow Outfitters, who will arrange an unforgettable half-day or full-day fly fishing trip for your group that you will never forget. You can choose to fish at either a public-water location or pay additional access fees to visit the private waters of a local ranch.

Hot Springs

Just seven miles outside of Steamboat is one of the most popular and attractive hot springs facilities in Colorado. Strawberry Park Hot Springs is truly a can’t-miss Steamboat experience that is open year-round. It features hot spring pools of varying sizes and temperatures, with the warmest hovering around 105 degrees. The sculpted masonry surrounding each pool is fabulously designed. Strawberry Park is also perfect for hiking, picnicking, and achieving complete serenity.