One of the best Steamboat Springs activities to really see and experience Steamboat is from the air, hanging up in an 8-passenger gondola that takes you up the mountain. Enjoy the Yampa Valley views in the summer and fall with its changing scenery. Whether you’re planning to hike the mountain, enjoy a picnic with family and friends or go biking up the mountain trails, there’s no better way to get there than in with a Steamboat scenic gondola rides. Mountain Werner is full of opportunities for the outdoor person looking for a fun activity on a wonderful and sunny day.
Located at the base of Mountain Werner, Gondola Square is where your gondola ride will start. It operates between 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM on weekdays and on Sundays it starts at 9.30 AM. From there your 9,100 feet high ride starts. As you climb the valley opens up and reveals its wonders in front of your eyes. Depending on the season you can marvel at the green lush landscape full of wildflowers in the summer or the changing leaves in the fall. Once you get to the top you can take in the panoramic view and snap as many pictures as you like. The scenery is simply breathtaking.
Winter Steamboat Springs Activities
If you go up during the winter, besides skiing and snowboarding, you’ll have lots of activities to enjoy once you end your gondola ride at the top of the mountain. You can go on a snowshoe tour which doesn’t require any skiing experience. And since this is Steamboat Springs we’re talking about, expect to see many skiing Olympic medalists offering people lessons in skiing and giving them tips to enjoy this great winter sport. Ski tours and nature walks are also offered free of charge, so you will spend your day in a lovely company at the top of Mount Werner. Or simply grab some lunch with a view at Hazies Restaurant.
During the summer and fall, the opportunities are more versatile and satisfying. From hiking and biking to nature tours, picnicking, and taking photographs, there’s plenty you can do once you have done your scenic ride aboard the gondola. And right next to Gondola Square you can enjoy a round of mini golf with your friends on the new mini golf course or take a thrilling ride on the longest mountain coaster in the country.
Steamboat scenic gondola rides offer you a great and memorable view that will stay with you long after your vacation is over. Get in touch with us today to find out more about this fascinating destination and to book your vacation rental.