Explore More: 4 events this weekend in Routt County

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Explore a mix of in-person and virtual events happening this weekend in Routt County.


Fridays for Future Climate Strike

3:30 p.m. Friday

Routt County Historic Courthouse Lawn, 522 Lincoln Ave.

This event is organized by the Steamboat Springs Chapter of Fridays for Future, which has been active since July 2019. Fridays For Future USA is a national, youth-led, climate strike organization. In 2018, Greta Thunberg founded Fridays For Future to bring attention to the climate crisis and urge world leaders to listen to climate scientists. The local event will include waving signs on the sidewalk, calling local representatives, painting signs, creating chalk art, registering new voters and writing letters to local leaders urging them to take action against climate action. Event speakers include Steamboat Springs City Council Sonja Macys, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Executive Director Michelle Stewart and Steamboat Springs High School student activist Emi Cooper.



A free and popular Yampatika Snowshoe Tour takes place at the Uranium Mine Trail every Friday. (Courtesy Yampatika)

Winter Photography Clinic Snowshoe

9 to 11 a.m. Saturday

Skyline Trailhead, 3310 Clearwater Trail

Get professional photography advice while going on a short, naturalist-guided hike. RSVP is required to attend at This event is for people 16 and older.


2021 Steamboat Rotary Poker Run

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Steamboat Lake, 61450 Routt County Road 62 in Clark

A family-friendly, socially-distanced snowmobile poker run to benefit LiftUp of Routt County and local businesses impacted by COVID-19. This event is presented by the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs in partnership with the Steamboat Lake Snow Club.



Physical Sciences Professor Paul McCudden, center, poses pre-pandemic with members of the CMC Sky Club at Ball Observatory on the campus of Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs. The group’s next star watching parties will be March 20 and April 10. (Photo courtesy of Colorado Mountain College)

Ball Observatory Virtual Star Party

6 to 8 p.m. Saturday


Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs’ Ball Observatory will be having a special Vernal Equinox edition of the Sky Club’s monthly virtual Star Party, weather permitting. Tour the observatory online and see live images of the surface of the sun as it sets on the first day of spring, followed by live images of the moon and other celestial wonders through a telescope, as Sky Club students explore the wonders of the skies and learn about the universe. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary.

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