Steamboat Springs Snowmobiling

There’s really no better way to experience the beauty and serenity of the snow covered mountains around Steamboat Springs, Colorado than by sailing through the snow in a brand new, extremely comfortable snowmobile with any of several professional tour guides at the helm.

You gaze in awe as the experts lead you on a two-hour, four-hour or sunset/dinner tour through either Rabbit Ears Pass or the Flattops Scenic Byway where you’ll see some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States.

Over Rabbit Ears Pass you’ll begin with a brief training orientation explaining how to use the new Polaris snowmobiles that are the only ones used in Steamboat Springs. They come equipped with every safety device that exists as well as accessories such as hand warmers to make your trip that much more enjoyable.

You’ll fly over well groomed trails, enjoy breath taking views of unlimited expanses of champagne powder and rugged peaks as you travel along the Continental Divide. Treat yourself to a perfectly grilled steak in a cabin along the divide at the bottom of a 10,000 foot peak. An experience you can’t duplicate anywhere else in the world.

Or try the Flat Tops Scenic Byway tour – at a 12,000 foot elevation for the more adventurous amongst you. You’ll encounter no crowds on this unbelievable journey into the Rocky Mountains. The only life you’ll see on this journey is the native wildlife indigenous to the mountain ranges you’ll be gliding over. You’ll see things on this tour that have only been seen by a limited number of people who have the spirit of adventure necessary to climb on the back of a snowmobile and follow a guide over peaks and trails not frequently traveled by man. When it’s over it will be just one more of the many special memories you’ll take home from a vacation in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat Springs water ban lifted

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - An order banning use of water in Steamboat Springs has been lifted.

Steamboat Springs officials say test results show no contamination in the water system. Tests were run after a water main break on Tuesday, spurring fears of contamination getting in the water.

Residents and businesses throughout the city can now use their water. City officials are recommending that people run their taps for five minutes to eliminate the cloudiness.

Steamboat Springs Residents Told Not To Use Water

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. Steamboat Springs was telling residents Wednesday in the west part of town to stop using all water because of a water main break during a construction project. People in the area were told not to flush their toilets or use water in any way.

The city was handing out bottled water and has erected 140 portable toilets.

"There is very little health risk involved at this point," Steamboat Springs City Manager Alan Lanning said. "We're still asking people not to use the water."

City Councilman Towny Anderson said the emergency "do not use" order could be in place through Thursday. The city wants to flush out its lines to make sure they are not contaminated.

More than 2,000 homes and 350 businesses were affected.

Robert Boggs said he didn't know about it till he read it in the paper.

"Naturally, I got up and took a shower, brushed my teeth and even drank some of it," Boggs said. "The city says I won't come down with anything."

A private contractor working at the library construction site was searching for the water main, with an excavator Tuesday afternoon and hit the main.

The main is fixed, but Lanning said residents need to be patient to make sure the water is clean.