Some friends and I go on "Field Trips" around the Denver area. For the better part of a year we stuck to the Denver area, seeing things that tourists usually see and the locals never do -- ironic that -- but this week, we ventured beyond the Front Range all the way out to Steamboat Springs for a hot springs trip!
Packed in a small Jeep Cherokee, the five of us trekked up snowy mountain highways to stay in a cozy AirBnB in the greater Steamboat suburbs. The place was nice and cozy. One of our group loved the winter Olympics, which happened to be on at the time, so we could watch TV, relax by the fire and chill out.
The next day we made our way into town and had breakfast. If you stay at Timber Run, you get free shuttle service around town! So we got carted around and didn't have to worry about drinking or not knowing our way around.
That afternoon, we popped out to the springs, up a rather treacherous snowy hills climbing up a steep mountain on mud tires (Yes, mud tires), which gave us all a pucker factor of math. Unfortunately, my nose bled most of the time near the steamy waters, so I couldn't spend much time enjoying myself. We had a great evening afterward relaxing and playing games back at our apartment.
I started suffering altitude sickness, unfortunately, so the last bit of the trip was not so pleasant for me, but I had lots of fun! I love my friends and I loved this adventure!