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Three summer events in Steamboat Springs

With a little more than 12,000 full-time residents, this winter town turns into a summer festival of fun. Here are three things to do in Steamboat Springs, Colorado during the summer months.

Explore Steamboat Springs with these fun outside activities.
Explore Steamboat Springs with these fun outside activities.Jeannette Herreria
Steamboat Springs beckons summer fun
Steamboat Springs beckons summer funJeannette Herreria

1. Explore Yampa Botanical Gardens.

The Yampa Botanical Gardens is one of the few botanical gardens in the state at a high altitude. Garden lovers, those seeking serenity and curious onlookers can enter the gardens for free and wander aimlessly throughout the enclosed areas managed by local residents and volunteers.

www.yampariverbotanicpark.org

2. Visit Farmer's Market on Saturdays.

More than 70 vendors gather together around 9 am to sell local wares of fruit, products, housewares, local art, jewelry, paintings and other crafts.

www.mainstreetsteamboat.com/farmers-market

3. Plan for the annual Mustang round-up of the Rockies.

The Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup is one of the only events that closes a large interstate in Colorado to showcase Mustangs from six auto clubs in the state. Starting as early as 9 am, Mustang owners can proudly showcase their vehicles to other owners, aficionados and those who dream of owning a Ford Mustang. Stang Stuff (http://stangstuff.highwire.com) debut its retail operations, becoming a wide success for anyone wanting to bring back a souvenir, commemorating the annual event.

www.rockymountainmustangroundup.org