I love Steamboat in the Summertime. Maybe it’s because you can actually see who people are when they’re not behind their beanies and ski goggles? The warm days seem to get the entire town outside playing in the river, on the bike trails, and socializing at the Free Summer Concert Series.
I’ve always associated the Fourth of July with summer, and after having spent six years in Steamboat Springs, I associate the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo with summer as well. You can imagine my excitement when I learned that this year the Fourth falls on a Wednesday and the week culminates with one of the most colorful displays of beauty in the sky with the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, a staple summer event in Steamboat Springs. With the stars aligned this year and these two events falling in the same week, here’s how I would experience these two events. [Read more…]