Caroline Drake of Armelle Blog is an avid skier and a mom to three little snow bunnies. Her and her husband regularly hit the slopes in Steamboat Springs with their kids in tow. The fun they’ve had in the charming Western ski town encouraged them to make a trip back outside of ski season. In her blog post, Drake shares eight things you have to do in Steamboat’s off-season. Here are some of our favorites:
Drake recalls the pride she felt as she watched her two oldest kids tackle the zip-lines, some of which were long and high (from 600 ft to 1300 ft long). As you zip through the trees, the views of the Yampa Valley can’t be beat.
Drake’s family loved roaming around the local town market, munching on pastries, listening to music and sampling the fresh, local produce. If you’re staying in a vacation rental home, you can stock up on goodies to turn into locally-inspired meals during the week.
Fish Creek Falls
Fish Creek Falls is a beautiful 280-foot waterfall minutes away from downtown Steamboat. The hike is accessible for all ages, so Drake hit the trail and explored around the rocks with her family to get some gorgeous views.
Steamboat’s cowboy heritage can’t be better appreciated than at the Rodeo. Drake took her family to the Pro Rodeo, and her kids got the chance to join in on the fun during the calf scramble.