Steamboat has long been admired for it’s family-oriented feel. As such, there’s no shortage of children’s activities during the warm summer months. From alpine coasters to mini golf, there’s activities the adults will love too!
The Howler Alpine Slide
One of Steamboat’s most unique kid’s activities is a trip down The Howler Alpine
Slide. What makes it so interesting? The fact that it supports the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes—those who are training to be future Olympians. The Howler is located in the downtown Steamboat on Howelsen Hill. Enjoy scenic views of downtown Steamboat Springs as you ride a chairlift to the top of the oldest operating ski hill in the state of Colorado. Using a sled provided to you at the top of the lift, you are in control of your exhilarating ride as you wind down a 2,400 foot track. Venture through the bends and curves that follow the natural landscape of the mountain. For more information, you can call 970.819.8010.
The Outlaw Mountain Coaster
Come for a ride on Steamboat’s newest attraction, The Outlaw Mountain Coaster! This is the longest coaster in North America at more than 6,280 linear feet. The track winds underneath the Christie Peak Express lift down 400 vertical feet to the base area. Standing about 40 feet above the ground, the track features various dips, rollers, turns, and 360-degree circles. Riders control their speed with the use of a lever and, if you choose to, you can reach speeds up to 27 mph. From start to finish, the ride is approximately 10 minutes and you can ride by yourself or with one passenger and one driver.
Pricing and additional information can be found by clicking here.
Coca Cola Adventure Zone
The Coca Cola Adventure Zone has a bunch of different summer activities that will get the kids outside and keep them playing all day. There is everything from obstacle courses to rock climbing walls, and mini golf to slingshot bungee jumping. And it’s conveniently located at the base of the ski area! Take a walk around and shop while the kids play—it’s the perfect summer day for everyone.
For a full list of activities in the Coca Cola Adventure Zone, click here to visit the resort website with details and pricing.
Kids Adventure Club
Steamboat’s Kids Adventure Club (KAC) offers specialized daily activities for kids ages 3 to 14. They will enjoy bike rides, swimming, hiking, climbing, arts and crafts, and much more. Camps run from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday during the summer and there are many different KAC package options. Your children are sure to love it!
The Snow Bowl
The Snow Bowl is Steamboat’s one and only bowling alley! Since the ’80s, Snow Bowl has been giving visitors and locals their bowling fix. Under new ownership, you will see this place transform and be brought into the 21st century with brand new scoring equipment and a face lift. Bring the kids down to test out the new equipment and enjoy some time practicing their bowling skills or playing arcade games. It’s fun for everyone!
The Old Town Hot Springs
As you drive into downtown, you may notice some large winding tubes that look like… well water slides, of course! This aquatic hot spot is known as the Old Town Hot Springs. For over 100 years, this center for recreation and rejuvenation has been serving the valley. All eight pools have all natural healing mineral water running through them coming in from the Heart Spring.
At the Old Town Hot Springs, kids can take a trip down the water slide, jump on the Wibit Floating Obstacle Course, or even try the rock wall. It’s a great spot to cool off after a fun day exploring the area. There’s even a wide variety of swim lessons offered for children and adults. For the adults in the group, they do offer massages as well. So come on down to soak and relax. With something for everyone, you can’t go wrong!
Howelsen Ice Arena
The Howelsen Ice Arena is the perfect spot to cool off during the warm summer months! They’ve got a wide variety of public skate, skating lessons, and stick and
puck options. But if you are looking for a fun way to entertain the kids for a little while, take them down to try out the Bumper-Car-On-Ice rides plus free skate! Spend $20 minutes on the bumper cars having a good time, then lace up the skates and glide around the Olympic sized rink. Trust us, this is an activity you don’t want to miss. Your children will be begging to do it again!