What Is the Elevation of Steamboat Springs?


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The elevation of downtown Steamboat Springs is 6,695 feet. The highest mountain elevation of Steamboat Springs is 12,180 feet at Mt. Zirkel's peak. Steamboat Springs is located within Colorado's Yampa Valley and is about 160 miles from Denver.

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Steamboat Springs is a well-known skiing destination. However, Steamboat Springs was popular initially as a summer vacation spot with its natural hot springs and abundance of wildlife for fishing and hunting. Summers in Steamboat Springs are comfortable, with an average high of just over 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the hottest month and little rain. Steamboat Springs is bordered largely by national forest and wilderness areas.

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