With its incredible backdrop of sheer cliffs and the Rocky Mountains, Kremmling is in the heart of amazing scenery, cool rapids, and open expanses, so come get an exciting (and addicting) dose of northern Colorado wilderness.
- Try your hand at fishing or whitewater rafting on the nearby Colorado or Blue Rivers.
- Take a scenic drive through the Gore Pass or Byers Canyon.
- Stop and stay awhile in one of the many cabins available on nearby ranches.
- Two museums guide visitors through the history of the area, including old buildings and artifacts.
Kremmling may be small, but it certainly packs a punch with the alpine desert cliffs in the background and the easy access into the Colorado Rockies.
The town sits between the Gore and Byers Canyons, about 50 miles south of Steamboat Springs, at the meeting of the Blue River, Muddy Creek and the Upper Colorado River.
Kremmling is far enough from any major city that it has a wide selection of services available, including lodging and dining, as well as guiding services.
Lodging is quite varied, with a healthy selection of ranch cabins, vacation homes, and bed and breakfasts, not to mention hotels to fit any budget range.
Kremmling, CO has been given the nickname, "A Sportsman's Paradise" because of its numerous backcountry destinations that are perfect if you are an adventurous soul. The area offers dude ranches, ice fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, mountain biking and more. There's even an annual Sled Dog Race that will thrill the kids.
The town is at the mouth of the Blue River and the Upper Colorado, both of which are well known for whitewater and Gold Medal fishing. Rent a guide and head out for a day on the river, whether in waders or a swimsuit.
Kremmling is conveniently located on a popular driving loop from Steamboat Springs, perfect for a day out on the road on a motorcycle, or any vehicle. The route includes Gore Pass and the incredible Rabbit Ears Pass, which descends into Steamboat Springs.
There are two museums in the area, one of which is in nearby Hot Sulphur Springs. Each cover a different aspect of turn of the century lifestyle, with unique buildings and historic artifacts.
Just 17 miles west on US-40, Hot Sulphur Springs has a series of natural pools of varying temperatures, ranging from 95ºF to 112ºF. Open year-round, make sure to visit this unique geological feature and learn about its long history.
There are two ways to get to Steamboat Springs, both of which are beautiful. Heading north from Kremmling will lead directly to Steamboat Springs in about 50 miles.
The alternate route is just over 70 miles, but summits the Gore Pass on CO-134 before meeting up with CO-131 and reuniting with US-40. It may be longer, but the drive is worth it.