La Quinta Inn Steamboat Springs
Travel Blogs from Steamboat Springs
... items for Sally (jacket and a scarf) at the Bucking Rainbow.
Took the drive to Fish Creek Falls and did a short walk to a great view. There was a path leading down to the bottom of the falls but using good sense we passed and just enjoyed the view from topside. A lot of water was flowing over the falls. Very lovely spot right in town. We then drove around the Steamboat area and saw many huge homes- some for sale but we're not interested. Sally saw more ...
... was through oil and coal fields. Many trains and they were extremely long and full of coal. Drove in the mountains at elevations of over 9,000 ft. Would you believe that snow was still on the ground at the higher elevations. Sally would not let me play in the white (somewhat dirty) stuff.
We arrived in Steamboat Springs at 5:30. Checked in to a Sheraton Hotel. Lovely room with a balcony (now sitting ...
... with me. It snowed overnight and depending on where you were it was a few inches or powder reaching the top of your boot. I used the K2 Superbrights again--why mess with success? Anyway I skied much better in todays powder than I did on Thursday. I had gotten my act together and enjoyed it, plus the fact that it was lighter, fluffier snow than Thursday helped. I think this was really the first time skiing powder really clicked for me. I skied Rainbow, Valley View, and some stuff ...
... with step climbs and switchbacks and equally dramatic descents. At 4:30 we stopped in a store at the I70 exchange and found out we still had another 2:30 hours to get back to Steamboat. Once again we were reminded how big everything is in the west. The ride back was fantastic! Traffic thinned, the skies were clear, temps in the upper 60's and the mountains were everywhere. These are ...
... see 50 feet in front of us, it was impossible to make any kind of assessment as to what was coming down the road. This is the scenic route, but we missed all of it for the first 2 hours. Even the baby moose that we saw dead on the side of the road must have been confused.
So, after 40 miles, we started going down and down and we had driven through the Wasach Mountains, but never saw them. Eventually it let up and we began to see ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking