Welcome to the Parks & Recreation Roundup, a bi-monthly publication aimed at
keeping the community informed on our programs, events, and partnerships
Recycle Your Christmas Tree
The City is still accepting Christmas trees for recycling! Dispose of your natural Christmas tree for FREE through the end of February by dropping if off at the Howelsen Ice Complex parking lot. Drop off is available seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. The mulch will be provided to residents on a first-come, first-served basis in the spring, as well as used in City parks during the coming year.
Visiting nine of Steamboat Springs’ most iconic mineral springs is now more fun and informative with the addition of several new interpretative displays thanks to a unique local partnership. The interpretive sign project is a partnership between the City of Steamboat Springs and several local non-profit organizations. Visitors can now easily explore the springs and learn about their distinctive history and geology.
Routt County Riders has begun their winter grooming operations on Emerald Mountain. The trails are in need of more snow, but RCR grooming operations will continue as snow conditions permit. Don't forget to 'Think Before You Sink' when utilizing the groomed trails. If you are creating a rut or post-holing, please refrain from using the trail and turn around. Check out the RCR projected grooming map via the link below.
To address the current limited parking and overcrowding issues in the Buffalo Pass area near Steamboat Springs on the Routt National Forest, the USDA Forest Service (USFS) is encouraging winter recreationists to utilize a new web site and Twitter feed for information updates. Visit the Know Before You Go pages on the Steamboat Chamber website and @StmbtTrailheads feed on Twitter for current trailhead info.
While Winter Carnival will look very different this year, due to the pandemic, the tradition of snow sculptures will continue! Join for one of Steamboat’s most beloved community events. Get a team of five people together to carve your own snow sculpture and become a part of history. No experience necessary. Prizes for First, Second and Third Place teams in both the Community and Student divisions.