Introduction to Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Located in Routt county, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is 88 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center) and 110 miles NW of Denver, Colorado. The city contains a population of approximately 9,815 residents.
Steamboat Springs History
The original inhabitants of the land now known as Steamboat Springs were the Yampatikas Utes tribe. At the start of the 19th century, fur trappers moved into the area, who were followed by ranchers. The native Utes were evicted from the land by the U.S. Army during 1879. The area was officially incorporated into the state in 1900. The city is referred to as the "Steamboat", "The Boat," and "Ski Town USA".
Steamboat Springs and nearby Attractions
- Tread of Pioneers Museum
- Stagecoach State Park
- Strawberry Park Hot Springs
- Wyoming Territorial Prison State Park
Things To Do In Steamboat Springs
The Tread of Pioneers Museum, the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Park, and the Stagecoach State Park are located in the town. The residents of the city also celebrate the Routt County Fair and the Winter Carnival every year.
Steamboat Springs Transportation
The closest airport to the city is the Yampa Valley Airport.
Steamboat Springs Higher Education
Higher education is available at the Colorado Mountain College, and the University of Wyoming.