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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO

Best of Colorado's West: Rivers, Mountains, Intergenerational Adventure

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Program #4946RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Steamboat Springs is at 6,695 feet above sea level.

Equipment Requirements
Good walking hiking shoes, clothing layers and outer layer for warm sunny days to cool, breezy days with thunder showers, water bottle, daypack.

Itinerary for Jun 23 — Jun 28, 2013

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Type: Motel

Description: Our location is considered one of the premier locations in Steamboat. We are located in Main Downtown directly across from the Hot Springs Pool and next door to Yampa River Park. We are within walking distance to all the downtown shops and restaurants. The bus service is free and stops at our driveway every 20 minutes. We are approx. 2 miles from the ski area.

Contact info:
201 Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 USA
phone: 970-879-1150
web: www.rabbitearsmotel.com/

Room amenities: The amenities include: refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, wireless internet, dataport phones and remote control TV on extended service cable.

Facility amenities: Our Road Scholar program provides daily paid passes to the hot springs spa across street from motel also see unique features.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for rates
Reserve directly with motel. Rates at discretion of motel.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 23 - Introductions-orientation
Note: Accommodations are in the conveniently located Rabbit Ears Motel, double occupancy rooms with private bath. Check-in is on Sunday at the Motel Lobby from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Road Scholar Orientation begins at 5:00 sharp. The motel is across the street from the hot springs complex for which daily complimentary passes will be available.

Afternoon: 5:00 PM - We will have an informative overview of the program to come plus an opportunity to talk with program staff and your fellow participants during an introductory “get-acquainted” session. Dinner and refreshments will be provided.

Dinner: Catered Meal in Motel Conference Room at 6 pm. Meals: Breakfast will be served in the Motel and is a Continental Breakfast. Lunches will be provided either as a Box Lunch or Restaurant meal depending upon activities. Dinners will be in restaurants or catered in the motel. One dinner is own your own to explore downtown Steamboat Springs. The Program ends after breakfast on Friday.

Lodging: Rabbit Ears Motel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Our location is considered one of the premier locations in Steamboat. We are located in Main Downtown directly across from the Hot Springs Pool and next door to Yampa River Park. We are within walking distance to all the downtown shops and restaurants. The bus service is free and stops at our driveway every 20 minutes. We are approx. 2 miles from the ski area.

Contact info:
201 Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 USA
phone: 970-879-1150
web: www.rabbitearsmotel.com/

Room amenities: The amenities include: refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, wireless internet, dataport phones and remote control TV on extended service cable.

Facility amenities: Our Road Scholar program provides daily paid passes to the hot springs spa across street from motel also see unique features.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for rates
Reserve directly with motel. Rates at discretion of motel.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 24 - Discover Steamboat and Raft the Yampa River
Note: The Rabbit Ears Motel is right across the street from the Hot Springs Swimming Pool, water slide and plunge pools. Daily entrance passes will be provided for adults and children who wish to visit the pool and spa.

Breakfast: Motel Continental Breakfast NOTE: All activities in this daily itinerary are subject to change due to weather. Activities such as hot air balloon ride, raft trip, horseback ride, and hike may change from this itinerary.

Morning: Learn about the local river ecology and watershed and then experience it's power as you raft through rugged scenery and exciting rapids.

Lunch: Picnic box lunch

Afternoon: Experience a fun and informative presentation on hot air balloons, and then each family will build their own hot-air balloon prototype. Later in the week, we will put these to the test and watch from below during our own "test flight".

Dinner: Restaurant or Catered Meal

Evening: Visit hot springs; outside games for youth; movie, lecture, or relaxation for adults.

Lodging: Rabbit Ears Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Our location is considered one of the premier locations in Steamboat. We are located in Main Downtown directly across from the Hot Springs Pool and next door to Yampa River Park. We are within walking distance to all the downtown shops and restaurants. The bus service is free and stops at our driveway every 20 minutes. We are approx. 2 miles from the ski area.

Contact info:
201 Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 USA
phone: 970-879-1150
web: www.rabbitearsmotel.com/

Room amenities: The amenities include: refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, wireless internet, dataport phones and remote control TV on extended service cable.

Facility amenities: Our Road Scholar program provides daily paid passes to the hot springs spa across street from motel also see unique features.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for rates
Reserve directly with motel. Rates at discretion of motel.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 25 - Hike to waterfall and ride a chair-lift to top of...
Breakfast: Motel Continental Breakfast

Morning: Hike and discover 280’ Fish Creek Falls in Routt National Forest. Hike on a trail with beautiful scenery, wildflowers, hummingbirds, and a great diversity of trees.

Lunch: Picnic box lunch

Afternoon: Tour the historic one room Mesa Schoolhouse and experience student life at the turn-of-the century. Learn about historic toys and recess games, Routt County school history, and more. How is your school experience different from what your grandparents experienced? Learn about how the circus influenced skiing in Colorado, then take a ride up a ski chair-lift to the top of Howelsen Hill, the oldest continuously operating ski area in Colorado. Get the same view many Olympic ski jumpers have looked at just before their leap, and then slide down the mountain on "The Howler" alpine slide.

Evening: Dinner on your own tonight to explore downtown Steamboat Springs.

Evening: Visit hot springs; games for youth; movie, lecture, or relaxation for adults

Lodging: Rabbit Ears Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Motel

Description: Our location is considered one of the premier locations in Steamboat. We are located in Main Downtown directly across from the Hot Springs Pool and next door to Yampa River Park. We are within walking distance to all the downtown shops and restaurants. The bus service is free and stops at our driveway every 20 minutes. We are approx. 2 miles from the ski area.

Contact info:
201 Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 USA
phone: 970-879-1150
web: www.rabbitearsmotel.com/

Room amenities: The amenities include: refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, wireless internet, dataport phones and remote control TV on extended service cable.

Facility amenities: Our Road Scholar program provides daily paid passes to the hot springs spa across street from motel also see unique features.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for rates
Reserve directly with motel. Rates at discretion of motel.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 26 - Morning launch of tissue papaer hot air baloons, ...
Breakfast: Motel Continental Breakfast

Morning: It's time to test out the hot-air balloon you made! It is sure to be a highlight when the balloon you and your grandparent(s) made soars in the air above you and the other group members. Later in the morning, we will experience the best of Colorado's west on horseback. Ride through the beautiful mountain scenery and enjoy the sounds of the forest!

Lunch: Picnic box lunch

Afternoon: Visit the "Tread of Pioneers" local museum for a scavenger hunt and a chance to win a prize. Learn about local animals and make your very own animal tracks to take home with you.

Dinner: Restaurant or Catered Meal

Lodging: Rabbit Ears Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Our location is considered one of the premier locations in Steamboat. We are located in Main Downtown directly across from the Hot Springs Pool and next door to Yampa River Park. We are within walking distance to all the downtown shops and restaurants. The bus service is free and stops at our driveway every 20 minutes. We are approx. 2 miles from the ski area.

Contact info:
201 Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 USA
phone: 970-879-1150
web: www.rabbitearsmotel.com/

Room amenities: The amenities include: refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, wireless internet, dataport phones and remote control TV on extended service cable.

Facility amenities: Our Road Scholar program provides daily paid passes to the hot springs spa across street from motel also see unique features.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for rates
Reserve directly with motel. Rates at discretion of motel.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 27 - Hot Air Balloon Ride and visit with activities at...
Hot Air Balloon Ride and visit with activities at Steamboat Lake State Park

Breakfast: Motel Continental Breakfast

Morning: Float above the valley in a Hot Air Balloon with spectacular vistas of the Flat Tops Mountains. One group will ride in the balloon first while the other groups follow along as the “ground crew” taking photos and watching from below. After the balloon lands each time, the groups will switch.

Lunch: Picnic box lunch

Afternoon: Van to beautiful Steamboat Lake State Park for some exciting and fun educational activities led by the interpretive rangers. Activities include fishing for crayfish!

Dinner: Restaurant or Catered Meal

Evening: Closing program, farewells, packing

Lodging: Rabbit Ears Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 28 - Departures after Breakfast
Depart From: Independent departures after breakfast

Breakfast: Motel Continental Breakfast

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
8 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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