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Steamboat A to Z: Picnic in a Park

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For those looking to enjoy a nice day with a meal, Steamboat offers a variety of picnic sights for your basket and checkered blanket. Drive to the Spring Creek trailhead at East Maple Street and Amethyst Drive by the high school, then hike up a short dirt road to a gazebo picnic shelter and two small ponds. After your meal, keep going up Spring Creek Trail, fish or relax by the water and toss sticks for your dog before returning to town. If you’re not looking for a hike, try Dr. Rich Weiss Park just above the Rabbit Ears Motel. Offering a grassy area adjacent to the Yampa River, this is the perfect place to bring the kids for a quick picnic followed by a dip in the riverside hot springs. Little Toots, Whistler, Elk, and Emerald parks, as well as Fetcher Pond, are also all great picnic spots.

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