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Steamboat Springs Balloon Festival Weekend Trip!


July 9-12, 2021
Trip will be offered as a
2 night or 3 night trip

Registration is currently full
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Join Up The Creek for our annual long weekend getaway to Steamboat Springs over the “Balloon Festival” weekend! Lots to do in Steamboat! One of the nicest vacation towns in Colorado!


We are staying at the Rabbit Ears Motel, easy walking distance to downtown Steamboat, across the street from the in town hot springs, right beside the Yampa river and free town bus stop. Standard rooms have 2 queen size beds each, microwave and refrigerator in each room. A continental breakfast is included each morning.


Included in the trip price is the Friday night “Hawaiian Aloha welcome party”! This will be in the Motel’s “party room” and includes Hawaiian Mai Tai, welcome  Lei, pineapple, beer, wine, salad, pizza, desert. Welcome party goes from 5 pm to 10 pm. Make sure to bring your best Hawaiian shirt or outfit! 

Tubing Steamboat
Optional Activities planned

Balloon Fest viewing & activties
3 Organized hikes
Tubing the Yampa
In town bike riding
Golf at the Haymaker golf course
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Art In The Park Event
Organized dinners for Sat & Sun


3 organized hikes, 1) Hike up to the rabbit ears rocks on rabbit ears pass. 2) Fish Creek Falls Hike. 3) TBA


Balloon Festival Launch at 6:00 am Saturday and Sunday morning. View the spectacular launching of multiple hot air balloons as they take off and proceed down the valley.


Balloon Glow at Howelsen Hill on Saturday evening. Watch the balloons fire up in Steamboat.


In town bike ride on the bike path that runs thru Steamboat parallel to the Yampa River. This is about a 2 hour easy ride on a cement path. Will start at a bike rental shop so those that don’t have bikes can rent one. Around $30.00 for a bike and helmet. 


Tubing the Yampa! Will start at an outfitter that will provide a rafting tube, life jacket, and bus ride back to the starting point for $20. Takes about 1.5 hours to float down the Yampa river. Nice ride with a few minor rapids.


Golf at Haymaker golf course.


Strawberry Park Hot Springs, one of the nicest hot springs in Colorado! Will organize a group to go after dinner on Sunday night.

Art in The Park! Over 150 vendors will be offering all sorts of unique art pieces! Browse or buy! 


Organized dinners for Saturday and Sunday night. We will set up group dinners for everyone. Will have one or two places to choose from. Everyone orders off the regular menu and pays separately. Will have the Ore House at Pine Grove as one option for sure, a club favorite restaurant!


Dues-Paying UTC Members
Sign up now open:

Double Occupancy - Dues-Paying UTC Members    $275

Single Occupancy - Dues-Paying UTC Members     $535
If you want single occupancy, sign up for two spots ($275 each) and we will credit you back $15.

Double Occupancy - Dues-Paying UTC Members    $375

Single Occupancy - Dues-Paying UTC Members     $735
If you want single occupancy, sign up for two spots ($375 each) and we will credit you back $15.
Non-Member, Guests & Meetup Members
Sign up is open:

Double Occupancy      $325

Single Occupancy       $635
If you want single occupancy, sign up for two spots ($325 each) and we will credit you $15.


Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy      $835
If you want single occupancy, sign up for two spots ($425each) and we will credit you $15.

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Please review our Cancellation Policy and Terms of Participation:  Cancellation / Terms of Participation

If you’re Driving to Steamboat:
Take I-70 West, at the Dillon/Silverthorne Exit #205, proceed North on the CO-9 for approx 38 miles. At Kremmling turn left on to US Hwy 40 West and continue for approx 50 miles over Rabbit Ears Pass.

Or, If I-70 is a mess take I-70 to Hwy 40 Exit 232 over Berthoud Pass thru Winter Park, to Steamboat.

Your Experienced Trip Leaders:

Curtis Cloutier        303-667-6902
Kathy Heese           720-299-7633

Friday, July 09, 2021, 4:00 PM until Monday, July 12, 2021, 11:00 AM
Rabbit Ears Motel
Rabbit Ears Motel
201 Lincoln Ave
Steamboat Springs, CO  80487

Additional Info:
Curtis Cloutier
(303)667-6902 (p)
Kathleen Heese
7202997633 (c)
Summer Trip
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment By Schedule Only
Cancellation Policy:
Up The Creek, herein referred to as “UTC”, has a No Refund Policy for trips with the exception of personal injury with doctors involvement, death in the immediate family (parents, siblings, children, grandparents), or when the trip is sold out. Only the trip leaders can sell your spot. You would then be refunded the amount that you paid less a $20 service charge. Refunds are issued as a credit to your UTC account which you can then use on future trips and events. No Credits/refunds are issued until after the event has occurred. Let your trip leader(s) know ASAP if you need to cancel. Under no circumstances may a participant advertise their trip for sale. In the event an event is cancelled due to something like COVID19, then credits/refunds are issued when UTC receives the refund from the hotel.
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Payment Schedule
Initial Payment: US$ 100.00