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Reasons to Visit Steamboat in September

Posted by Kim Filler

 Labor Day Sidewalk Sales

Stock up for fall at the end-of-season Sidewalk Sale, when Steamboat’s downtown boutique-owners display an abundance of bargain items outside their stores. Sales start on Labor Day and last until stocks run out.

First Friday Artwalk

Saunter through downtown Steamboat among locals who come out in force for First Friday Artwalk. Galleries and an eclectic range of pop-up locations open their doors from 5-8 p.m. See works of every medium from an evolving collection of old and new talent. In September the Art Depot on 13th Street is staging a show dedicated to western art. At Gallery 89 on Lincoln Avenue, internationally renowned metal sculptor David Marshall and local glass artist Jennifer Baker will open their highly anticipated show, ‘Tracks and Traces.’

Scenic Drives and Rides

Routt County’s scenery will explode in spectacular reds and golds this month. Take to the roads around Steamboat Springs by car or bike to witness the fall panoramas in all of their majesty. Follow the flow of the Yampa River with a ride on River Road, or pedal the gradual climbs and downhill coasting of Twentymile Road. Enjoy unparalleled scenery along Elk River Road and Seedhouse Road, stopping for homemade treats at the Clark Store. Ride further north, where Hahn’s Peak and Steamboat Lake offer essential viewing of the autumn landscape. Immerse yourself in the scenery – literally, by taking a hike though a gold tinted Aspen grove. It’s the closest thing to finding treasure.

Run Rabbit Run

With steep terrain, high-altitude stretches and frequently cruel weather, the 50- and 100-mile Run Rabbit Run ultra marathons are not for the faint of heart. Those who choose to partake in these well-marked and extremely challenging races on September 14, will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Yampa Valley’s autumn colors and – for the winners – the highest purse of any trail ultra marathon in the world.

 

 

 


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