Denver is located in the mountains is a common misconception I hear. It is located in the foothills on the cusp of the Rocky Mountains, but it is not in nor on top of the mountains. Don’t get me wrong; it is a stunning place to live with breathtaking views of the Rockies. But sometimes a girl needs to get out of town and head for the hills. Insert Steamboat Springs. A bit off the beaten path, aka the I-70 corridor, Steamboat Springs is a great location for a weekend getaway. A gaggle of friends and I headed up Friday after work. We rolled into town just in time to see the moon rising.
The Boat, as I affectionately call it, is home to one of my besties, Tracey. Tracey spearheaded this getaway complete with car snacks, hiking, wine, tubing and Double Z Bar BQ. We kicked off Saturday with a hike.
After hiking, we hit the Yampa river in our tubes, cooler in tow for an afternoon of baking in the sun. Sometimes I forget how much I love water. Growing up in Nebraska, there were lakes everywhere. In Colorado, most people boat or fish in lakes and streams fed with freezing cold mountain runoff.