Do It Yourself…
Steamboat Springs says the community will be ready to welcome you “when the time is right.” And while those days are certainly approaching, officials say the best course of action—at least early in the summer—is to engage in “self-powered adventures.” One of the most self-powered activities that’s available for anyone (with the necessary internal fortitude) is golf—and there’s no better place to test yourself than Haymaker Golf Course. The 7,308- yard layout was voted one of the top five in the state by Golfweek. haymakergolf.com
A six-acre gem comprised of over 50 gardens with ponds, benches and sculptures, the Yampa River Botanic Park is a great opportunity for self-reflection and serenity. Each garden has a different focus, allowing visitors the chance to find something that might complement their home garden. The Park is free and open to the public. yrbp.org
LIKE A ROLLING STONE
Built along the flanks of nearby Mt. Werner, Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club combines tumbling streams and dramatic tee shots. The 6,730-yard Robert Trent Jones II design is well-fortified—70 fairway and greenside sand bunkers come into play on all 18 holes. After navigating those desert- like hazards, perhaps you’ll consider the seven holes that feature the scenic Fish Creek as something of an oasis. rollingstoneranchgolf.com
SPRINGS, YOU SAY?
It really wouldn’t be Steamboat Springs if there weren’t actual mineral-rich thermal waters bubbling about. Why not take a walking tour—a one-mile jaunt lets you pop in on five of the town’s seven different springs. steamboatsprings.net
KEY TO THE CITY
Tired of finishing that 1,000-piece puzzle for the 17th time during your forced stay-at-home existence? The time may be right to experience a real-life challenge. The Crooked Key provides “a live-action physical and mental adventure” where your group works together searching for clues and solving puzzles—all within an hour or less. crookedkey.com
This article was also featured in the June 2020 issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.