Thursday, July 23, 2009

Steamboat Springs - A "Fit" Place To Be

While enjoying my son, Jay's participation in the Triple Crown World Series baseball tournament in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, I've been thoroughly impressed with this community's sense of fitness.

It makes me jealous to see so many opportunities for running/hiking/biking on trails, rock climbing, kayaking, skiing and other activities. And talk about "bike friendly", Steamboat Springs takes the cake. Everyone here rides a bike, but nobody honks!

The altitude offers a little edge to any fitness activities you commit to here as you're more than 6,000 feet above sea level anywhere in the area.

While we're playing many games and enjoying some great family time, I've been able to do a long bike ride through the mountains on a route known as "Twenty-Mile Road" and some runs on trails that angle along the Yampa River. Today, a tube ride down the Yampa proved to be more physical of an activity than I anticipated!
So, if you're looking for a vacation spot that is "fitness-friendly", I feel like I've found an ideal spot in Steamboat Springs! Probably not too many more posts until I return home next week.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Sounds good, Coach! Hope the tourney is going well.