The Crooked Key
The Crooked Key
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Escape GamesScavenger HuntsGame & Entertainment Centers
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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Looking for things to do in Steamboat Springs? Indoors or outdoors, race against the clock! Top-rated Steamboat Springs escape rooms offer locals and tourists a fresh, fun, and family-friendly recreational experience. Three indoor missions and one outdoor mission to play! Come make some Steamboat memories today!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Jb H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Fun For All Ages!!
    This place is the best! We have gone with friends and family twice in the past year. The rooms are clean, fun and challenging. The staff is incredibly friendly, helpful and engaging! I would recommend this experience to anyone who appreciates a good fun challenge! Whether a local or visiting, it’s totally worth checking out!
    Thanks so much for your kind words and repeat business! We hope to see you again soon! -Paul
    Written June 6, 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Katie S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent detail and great fun!
    We loved the detail of the room. It was great fun with so many unique challenges to figure out. Very family friendly as well. CJ did an awesome job - his love for the games really shows!
    Thank you, Katie! 5-star review much appreciated. - Paul
    Written June 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Kris S
    Torrance, California2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Fun Fun
    We really enjoyed this trip around town. The puzzles were fun, well thought out and a great way to see town our first time visiting. We stopped a few times to enjoy refreshments and did not rush. Great day!
    Thanks for playing Key to the City! It's a great way to play escape room-style puzzles and explore downtown Steamboat Springs! -Paul
    Written October 2, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 13, 2023
  • Leslee H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Western themed escape room experience.
    This was a very family friendly experience. Our ages ranged from early 60's to elementary and high school aged grandkids and everyone loved it! Very friendly and fun staff. I have done this with a work group as well and that was a great team building experience!
    So glad to hear you enjoyed our western-themed Trouble at the Lucky Bird Saloon escape room. Thanks for the 5 stars. -Paul
    Written October 2, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 17, 2023
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Laramie, WY55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
The Crooked Key Escape Room is one of the funnest things we’ve ever done in steamboat! Paul has an awesome setup and the stories are so realistic and detailed compared to other escape rooms. We have kids ranging from 9-19 that were there and everyone loved it. The Old West room is a great place to start. We had such a fun time we booked another room for tonight!!

Signup for an adventure and you and your group will have a great time guaranteed!
Written August 15, 2020
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What a great, detailed review! Thank you very much for making memories with us during your trip. -Paul
Written August 22, 2020
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Faith S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
This is our third escape room at the crooked key. What a great place. We've been to many around the world and this place is top notch. Flashover was a fun room filled with great props and surprises. Eric did a great job explaining the room and gave us just the right amount of help. Thank you!
Written March 15, 2020
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Thanks for that, Faith. We much appreciate your business. -Paul
Written March 16, 2020
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Alisa K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We did "The Key To The City" which was an outdoor scavenger hunt type theme. We had such a great time walking around and solving the clues. There were a couple parts that really challenged the brain.... but very doable for most. We've done escape rooms before but the outdoor experience was really fun!!!! Thanks Paul!!!!
Written July 20, 2020
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Thanks for the review! For others who may be reading, this game combines a backpack (with a lot of locks!), an app, and downtown Steamboat Springs to create a unique puzzle challenge, 100% outdoors.
Written July 26, 2020
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Fearless478077
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The Crooked Key Escape Room in Steamboat Springs was one of the best escape rooms I have been to. We had so much fun we went back a second time for Flashover. Both Flashover and Taphephobia were challenging and fun. Our favorite out of the two was Taphephobia. The setup and clues were amazing. The lighting and special effects made this room so much fun and challenging.
Written August 15, 2020
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Fantastic. I love Taphophobia too, if you don't mind a little creepy (not scary). Thanks so much for the review. -Paul
Written August 22, 2020
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Tara K
Spring City, PA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We had a group of 6 people --4 adults and 2 tweens. We chose the outdoor adventure option and had a great time! It was a fun way to see the town. We weren't playing for time, so we stopped and had lunch along the way. The challenges/puzzles had a great mix for a team with kids. There was plenty for the kids to do to stay engaged, and plenty for the adults to do to be challenged. We *think* we had a glitch with the app that's necessary for the outdoor option, but it didn't affect our gameplay too much.
Written February 16, 2020
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I'm really glad you had fun, but am concerned about the potential glitch. I think we were able to determine your reservation date and time, and we'll reach out to you to try to get more details, OK? Thanks so much for playing and for the review! -Paul
Written February 20, 2020
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Vicki
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We booked this adventure as a 'Leadership Retreat' for our staff. We chose the Escape adventure "Key to the City: S.K.I." which is a walking adventure. We had a total blast and it got our staff away from work for a team building exercise that was filled with fun and laughs, which was greatly needed to boost morale. Thank you again for a great time, we'll be back!
Written October 7, 2020
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Thanks so much. Sounds like it was a much needed break. I appreciate your review! -Paul
Written October 8, 2020
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Chris
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
We did the Taphophobia room - the fear of being buried alive. It was fantastic! We asked for several clues y CJ was great at giving us some subtle hints. We were able to escape just as the time was done so that made it more suspenseful! One of the best escapes I have ever done!
Written June 5, 2022
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Very nice! So glad to hear it! Thanks for the review of Taphophobia. -Paul
Written July 1, 2022
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Edgar G
Denver, CO29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
My wife and I did the Firehouse challenge and it was amazing. The staff told us it was the most challenging room but were helpful when we asked for clues (less than a handful). Really great experience, friendly staff, would definitely return for another challenge if we're back in the area. Bring some friends and share the experience then walk down the street and enjoy the area, bars, food, and sights.
Written March 19, 2022
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Glad you had a good time! Thanks for playing and for taking the time to leave a review for us. -Paul
Written April 3, 2022
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Finn G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Played the outdoor game with my wife and daughter, and had a blast! The game has a cool theme, and is challenging with great hints when needed. Great way to spend some time downtown. I HIGHLY recommend taking advice from the game (and staff), and take a break at some point, because you will need some energy to complete the last puzzle!!
Written May 12, 2020
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Thanks for playing Key to the City outside in downtown Steamboat! Great way to spend a summer day. - Paul
Written July 26, 2020
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Devon D
Austin, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We had a BLAST! Let's get that out of the way. Ours was a group of 14 people, so the fact that the CK could and would accommodate us so easily, professionally, and friendly was noticed.
The rooms were FUN! Several of our group said they'd been in escape rooms before that were not exciting at all and were totally blown away this time! Don't hesitate to visit the Crooked Key!
Written June 14, 2022
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THAT is what we want to hear, and I so appreciate you leaving us this review. I am glad your large group had a good time, and thank you for your business! -Paul
Written July 1, 2022
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