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Steamboat Spring is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Legend has it that three French trappers first noted this unusual spring in the Yampa Valley.  The spouting spring,  accompanied by a “chugging” sound, reminded them of a steamboat.  Henceforth, since the early 1870’s, the trappers, guides, and miners came to recognize and know this future townsite as “Steamboat Springs.”