So summer in Steamboat just as soon started when Mother Nature flipped the tables just a bit. The past several days have been sprinkled with rain and yes, even a touch of snow.

But no worries for those of us who understand the wacky weather than can come from living life in the mountains. Tomorrow is predicted to be in the 60s once again and all will be right with summer. It gets me thinking ahead to the wonderful events in store for us.

One of the things I’m looking forward to most is the beginning of the Friday Yoga + Hike series. Sessions happen Friday mornings, meeting at the base of the Thunderhead Chairlift at 9am. The practice begins with some warm up yoga poses to prepare your body for about a hour-long hike that follows. You will learn mindfulness tools you can use wherever your hiking adventures may take you while also enjoying the benefits of a well-rounded practice. A suggested donation of $10 is asked and you can find out more details here.

And if you’re looking for area hikes or bike rides apart from the resort, I would suggest you consider exploring the Spring Creek Trail. Spring Creek Trail is a 10 mile round-trip moderately trafficked out-and-back, easily accessed from downtown Steamboat. You can explore all or just a part of the trail and won’t be disappointed in the beautiful wild flowers that grow here. Whether choosing to hike or mountain bike, this trail has a gentle grade and is good for all skill levels. Dogs are also able to use this trail, so feel free to bring along Fido so long as he’s on a leash.

Just think, before we know it, the air will be hot once again and we’ll all be complaining about the heat… ha! Until then, enjoy your time in Steamboat. Colorado is nothing if not an adventure in and of itself.

Happy Trails,

Dave Wittlinger, Cyclist / Outdoor Enthusiast
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