Vail Daily travel feature: A Steamboat Springs bucket list

19th July, 2015 by

By caramie schnell

The thing about bucket lists is sometimes the exact moment you cross something off coincides with the addition of more must-experience items. Thus was the case with a girl’s trip to Steamboat Springs at the end of June. With its wide-open spaces and big-sky backdrop, Steamboat Springs reminds me of Montana. Likewise, with its ranching roots and laidback vibe, the town feels genuine in a way that ritzier Colorado ski towns lack.As the story goes, early trappers in the area thought they heard the chugging sound of a steamboat that turned out to be a bubbling mineral spring, hence the …

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