Take a moment to reflect upon the natural beauty of the Yampa Valley while you hike through the summer landscape on Mt. Werner.
This is a fun, informative and invigorating hike with gorgeous views high up on Mt. Werner. Guided by a Steamboat Ambassador, the hike begins at the top of the Gondola then proceeds along the Vista Nature Trail, stopping along the way for pictures and interesting talks about the mountain and the community.
The hike is offered Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from June 17 through August 30. A Yampatika Naturalist will accompany the Wednesday tour. Special Gourmet Hikes will be held Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 in conjuction with the Steamboat Wine Festival. Guests need to make reservations 24 hours in advance. On the day of the hike guests will meet at the Information Center at 10:30am.
Note: This hike is not recommended for anyone under 10 years of age.
During the hike, guests will head to the Thunderhead Lodge. Lunch will take place on the 3rd floor deck, overlooking the Yampa Valley, and will be served at approximately 12:00pm. Lunch consists of several entrees, salads and desserts, along with wine and soft drinks. On Sundays, guests will enjoy the fantastic Brunch at Hazie's after their hike.
|Guided Gourmet Lunch Hike||All Age||Rate*|
|Per Person||All Ages||$39|
|Season Passholder||All Ages||$35|
|Wine Festival Hikes||Ages 21 and up||$65|
* These are 2015 summer rates. Price includes Steamboat Scenic Gondola Ride, guide, gourmet lunch, glass of wine, and gratuity.
Our friendly Ambassador staff offers a fun mountain hiking tour for intermediate and advanced hikers. While hiking, you willearn everything you want to know about the forest, the resort, the Yampa Valley and its history. A Yampatika Naturalist will accompany the Tuesday Hike. The tour is free, but a Gondola ticket is required.
Reserve your spot at the Information Center or call 970-871-5444.
The tours are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays June 26 through August 28. All tours leave from the Information Center at 10:30am.
|Guided Hiking Tour||Age||Rate*|
|Ambassador Hiking Tour||All Ages||FREE!|
*The tour is free but a Gondola ticket is required.
Other special Hikes
*These are 2015 summer season rates.
This is a special hike followed by an interactive cooking class at the Hazie’s Kitchen conducted by Liz Wahl, SSRC Food & Beverage Director.
The hike will depart the Information Center at 10:30 and ride to the top of the Gondola to start the hike. The hike is approximately one mile on flat terrain. The guest will then be escorted to Hazie’s restaurant where they will be greeted by Chef Wahl. The cooking demonstrating will take place in the Hazie’s Kitchen followed by lunch in the Hazie’s dining room. Cost is $65.00 the hike is limited to 12 guests and advanced reservations are required.
This is a special hike where a professional photographer will accompany the hike around the Vista Nature trail. The hike is approximately one mile on flat terrain. The hike will last about one hour where guest will have the opportunity to learn and photograph wild flowers and mountain scenery. Guest should bring cameras or camera phones. The hike will be followed by a delicious lunch with a glass of wine on the thunderhead deck. The hike will begin at the Information Center at 10:30am and will ride the Gondola to 9,100 feet. The cost is $65.00 and advanced reservations are required.
This is a special hike that will pair regional cuisine and wines together. The hike will begin at the Information Center at 10:30am then ride the Gondola to 9,100 feet. The hike will be on the Vista Nature Trail taking time to view the wild flowers and the scenery of the Yampa Valley, the hike is approximately one mile on flat terrain . The hike will be followed by a gourmet lunch from regional cuisine paired along with wines from that region. The cost is $65.00 and is limited to 20 guests. Advanced reservations required.
This is a special hike along the Vista Nature Trail with views of wild flowers and the Yampa Valley, the hike is approximately one mile on flat terrain. Following the Hike Guests will be escorted to the Thunderhead deck where they will enjoy a gourmet lunch with a glass of wine. Guests will then take part in a discussion of painting technique learning from a professional artist. The hike will begin at the Information Center at 10:30am and ride the Gondola to 9,100 and is limited to 20 guests. The cost is $65.00.
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