Guide to Steamboat Parks and Trails

Steamboat Springs has 28 Parks, miles of bicycle and walking paths, and 2,500 acres of open space. In general, all are open year round. Weather can limit which activities you can do and some open spaces have closures due to trail condition and wildlife protection, like elk calving season.

Steamboat Springs CO
Steamboat Springs CO


The map to our 28 parks can be found here along with their amenities.

Our parks offer the traditional multitude of recreational opportunities and facilities. We have everything from picnic tables to horseshoe pits. However, we do offer some non-traditional specialties you won’t’ find in a lot of towns like natural hot springs and rodeo grounds. In addition, don’t overlook the Yampa River Botanic Park.

Rental: Some facilities are available for rent, call (970) 879-4300

Field Conditions:  For field conditions call (970) 879-8552 x737


Dogs must be on a leash in all areas within the city of Steamboat Springs except for 2 parks: Rita Valentine Park and Lower Spring Creek Pond – from dawn to dusk.

Trail System

The Yampa River Core Trail runs the length of Steamboat Springs approximately 7 miles. It’s a beautiful trail in any season. This gentle trail winds its way along the river and through the trees with a variety of side trails that can lead to your favorite bar, restaurant, or park. The trail is open year-round and provides opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, skating, skiing and many other activities. Click here to see the map.

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Our Open-space is an integral part of the Steamboat springs lifestyle and our Colorado heritage. With over 2,500 acres of undeveloped land, the open space provides recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, and helps preserves agricultural land.  The Open Space & Trails Master Plan states:  “ . (our) open space reinforces the area’s outstanding quality of life by protecting the resources that keep the landscape rural and the community character intact” . For more information visit:

Get out there and enjoy what makes Steamboat Springs so special.

Enjoy the great weather and local parks.