Rafting Trip: Rafting Trips meet daily at 8:30 a.m. at Adrift Adventures in Jensen, Utah. We depart at 9:00 a.m. and take a 1 hour bus ride to Rainbow Park. During the drive, we stop to view Native American Petroglyphs and get a bit of History about Dinosaur National Monument. Once at Rainbow Park, your guides will give you a safety short orientation. We are typically on the water by 10:30 a.m. We encounter three rapids before stopping at our lunch spot for our famous “Split Mountain Burrito” lunch. Lunch is build-you-own and is vegetarian. After this hearty lunch, we finish the remaining 3-4 miles of Split Mountain Canyon and one more challenging rapid. Our trip ends at the Split Mountain Campground where transportation awaits with a short 20 minute drive back to Jensen. Split Mountain Daily raft trips typically arrive back to Adrift Adventures in Jensen between 3:00 to 4:00 PM, depending on water flows.
Museum of Northwest Colorado: The Cowboy and Gunfighter Museum housed within the Museum of Northwest Colorado showcases Mr. Bill Mackin's collection of nearly 1,000 "working cowboys" artifacts. This collection is a world renowned accumulation of practically 50 years of effort and enjoyment by Bill. Memorabilia from Edwin Johnson, Colorado Governor and Senator is on display at the Museum as well.
Wyman Living History Museum: The museum opened in August of 2006. The Wyman family has gathered an absolutely unique collection from throughout the west and beyond, giving museum guests an experience spanning one hundred years of American life, ingenuity and advancement. We guarantee there will be something you’ve never seen before!
Dinosaur National Monument: The Quarry Exhibit Hall, located over the world-famous Carnegie Dinosaur Quarry, is open! The Quarry Exhibit Hall allows visitors to view the wall of approximately 1,500 dinosaur bones in a refurbished, comfortable space. Here, you can gaze upon the remains of numerous different species of dinosaurs including Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, Camarasaurus, Diplodicus, and Stegosaurus along with several others. Exhibits, including an 80-foot long mural, reveal the story of these animals and many others that lived in the Morrison environment during the late Jurassic. There are even several places where you can touch real 149 million year old dinosaur fossils! Rangers are available to answer questions and occasionally present talks on different topics related to the quarry or dinosaurs throughout the day during the summer.
Horseback Ride: The horses are gentle and are suited for beginner to experienced riders. Native mountain horses, they are sure-footed and allow for a western experience of scenic mountain views, meadows of wildflowers and wildlife. We ride along the foot hills and high peaks of the Routt National Forest and the Zirkel Wilderness. Horseback tours are guided and specialize in scenic rides with personalized attention. Riding helmets are available for children and adults at no charge and are ASTM-SEI approved.
Pro Rodeo Series: Steamboat's rodeo is as popular today as ever. While the sport doesn't utilize many modern inventions, its roots run back to the cowboy era, which is one of the most popular historically. Today, cowboys are still icons of the West for their independence and toughness, which spectators can watch first-hand during rodeo competitions
The 39rd Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and the 46th Annual Art in the Park: The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park offer artistry and color both on canvases and in the air making them a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the summertime. We need to get to the launch grounds early to see the balloons inflate, and if you’re lucky you may even be asked to help crew. This is a great photography opportunity. The balloon rodeo portion consists of fun contests like dipping into Bald Eagle Lake and since balloon pilots can be pretty competitive, you’re guaranteed a good show. Once the balloons are in the air, sip on coffee and eat a yummy crepe from one of the vendors as you watch more balloons dot the Yampa Valley sky. Afterwards, head over to Art in the Park and visit with one hundred-forty artist vendors, catch some live entertainment, and let the kiddos play in the interactive art area. Mark your calendar for the most colorful and anticipated weekend of the summer!
Steamboat Mount Werner Ski Trip: Steamboat is actually a complete mountain range: Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge and Christie Peak. 2,965 acres (1200 hectares) of permitted terrain offer a diversity of trails for all levels of ability. Gladed areas of Pioneer Ridge, Sunshine and Storm Peak are Steamboat's particular claim to fame, with legendary Champagne Powder® snow in the trees for the most avid powder hounds.