Celebrate July 4th in Steamboat Springs: Bike Town USA and you won’t be disappointed. Weekend events that make it and even better place to come and ride include the Cowboy Roundup days, the Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series and of course the quintessential 4th of July Parade and fireworks display.
Located about 3 hours from Denver, Steamboat is a great place to escape the city, enjoy cooler temperatures, fresh mountain air and traditional July 4th events. When you get here just park your car and ride your bike - it’s easy and fun to get around.
For Mountain bikers we have over 500 miles of World-class singletrack riding on our doorstep - more than anywhere else in N.America. For road riders we have more County Roads to explore the Yampa Valley. For cruisers check out the core trail that follows the Yampa River right through town.
And here’s the bonus list…
1. Firework display at Howelsen Hill
Rated as among the best in Colorado the Steamboat Fireworks display is simply amazing! Bring a folding chair, blanket and snacks to watch the show from Howelsen Hill, or get one of the best seats in the house at the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo at Romick Arena. Any roof-top restaurant or balcony in Steamboat offers a great view of this spectacular fireworks display. Show begins at approximately 9:30 pm.
2. Tubing the Yampa River
Everyone tubes the Yampa on July 4th - it’s just what you do! You can hire tubes downtown (around $15) or bring your own. For the longest ‘tube’ possible, put in at Walton Creek and take out just before the ‘C’ hole. Tubing is dependent upon water conditions and weather so be sure to ask before you begin.
3. The Parade
Children and adults take part in the parade which features homemade floats, past and present Olympians, plenty of treats and special touches that only Steamboat could feature. The parade takes place downtown at Lincoln Avenue at 10am. This year’s parade theme is “The Greatest Summer on Earth”.
The Cowboy Round Up Days are a special edition to the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series. Join the fun at Romick Arena in downtown Steamboat Springs for an evening of bronc and bull riding, cowboys and cowgirls and even ring events for the little ones. Tickets are $14 and Rodeos are Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:30pm (6.30pm on July 4)
5. Gondola Ride
Pack a lunch and take a ride up Mount Werner. Enjoy wonderful mountain vistas, alpine flowers and changing aspens as you hike or bike. Or opt to sit on the sun deck and relax. This is a great activity for the whole family.