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180 mi 289 km of trail 13 Featured Rides

Easy Trails 41 Trails Intermediate Trails 43 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails

Steamboat Springs has often been known as Ski Town USA but boasts a vast and extensive network of world-class trails for all users. Located 160 miles from Denver, Steamboat is nestled into the Yampa Valley on the western side of the Continental Divide.

Local Info

At 6,695 feet, the riding season filters into both spring and fall and provides a multitude of experiences. To get your legs ready get started with Howelsen Meadows or Spring Creek Trail, both rideable from downtown.

From there, head up on Emerald Mountain where you many choice rides. The Beall - Ridge - Rotary Loop, a beautiful tour of the backside of Emerald Mountain featuring amazing views. On the front side, Emerald Mountain Intermediate or Emerald Mountain Advanced will give you a top to bottom tour right from the base of Howlesen Hill.

Looking to skip the ride up and let gravity do the work? Head to Steamboat Ski Area where the recently developed bike park is only a lift ride away. Start with Tenderfoot to E-Z Rider to get a feel for the berms and turns before moving onto more advanced trails like Rustlers Ridge and Rawhide.

For backcountry solitude, head north to the North Fork to Coulton Creek Shuttle. The singletrack is amazing and so is the ice cream at the Clark Store.

If you bring a dirt jumper with you, don't forget to check out the Bear River Bike Park - a winner of the 2013 Bell Built Grant awards.

Food & Drink

Creekside Cafe - excellent breakfast featuring 13 different eggs benedict options
Laundry - small plates, cocktails
Rootz - 737 Lincoln Ave. Fantastic health food cafe and real smoothies.
Mazzola's Italian Diner - Solid pizza and Italian.
Sumatera - 1104 Lincoln Ave. Surprisingly good Thai food in a hole-in-the-wall with just 5 tables.

After the Ride: Local Favorites

The Paramount Bar is open til 10 or as long as you wanna stay!
Cruisers Sub Shop Daily Sandwich Specials are outta this world. Ask about the Black Market Menu - That's where all the hidden gems are!
Blue Sage Pizza Real deal Chicago style pizza here. Can't even find this in Denver.
Fiesta Jalisco The cadillac margarita is fantastic - get a large - you will only need 1 - food very good and very good value. Good service. love it!
The Egg & I Restaurants Become A Fan For Additional Periodic Deals
Four Points Hut Try the homestyle pot pies. They're amazing.
low country kitchen Hush-Puppies are amazing, lightly fried and really flavorful!
Mambo Italiano Getthe tootsie rolls!!!
Winona's Restaurant The cinnamon rolls are amazing. Take them to go and have them for a late night snack!
Noodles & More I eat here every time I'm in town. Great vegetarian selections. Try the vegetable tofu low mien.
Skull Creek Greek Best gyro in town, that's for sure!
BeauJo's Mountain Bistro Coolest salad bar!
Cugino's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant My wife and I celebrated our 28th anniversary here. The food was really good. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for great food and hospitality.
Steamboat Smokehouse BBQ Combo Dinner and homemade French fries!! So good!
Creekside Cafe Get the wafflelaughagus and a bacon bloody!! Your welcome
Hahns Peak Roadhouse Great food and beer
60880 RCR 129, Clark CO — (970) 879-4404

Camping & Lodging

As a very popular resort destination, there are a multitude of places to stay from a tent to 5 star and beyond accommodation. The ski area to the south of downtown has oodles of hotel rooms and condos.

Camping is plentiful throughout the Yampa Valley. Both primitive and established sites are available on USFS lands. There are also Colorado State Parks in the area that offer both tent and RV sites with established facilities.

Other Activities

Steamboat is a mountain playground. For full details on summer activities in Steamboat Springs, click here.
  • At the ski resort: Check out Gondola Square for free concerts, hiking, gondola rides, mountain top dining, kids adventure zone, horseback riding, an alpine slide, splashing in the creek and more than 50 miles of mountain biking trails for all skill levels. Learn more
  • Downtown: Rent a float tube or cruiser bike, or just stroll along the Yampa River. Head to Howelson Hill for park riding, alpine sliding and more. Refresh yourself at one of the many great restaurants and microbreweries.
  • Outside of town: Strawberry Hot Springs is a must-soak spot. There are also many opportunities for hiking, camping, backpacking, climbing, rafting, canoeing and kayaking.

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6.3 mi 10.1 km
#1 Beall
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#2 NPR
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2.1 mi 3.4 km Steamboat Springs, CO
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Dry - Clear top to bottom!
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4.0 mi 6.4 km
#3 Morning Gloria
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#4 Rustlers Ridge
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#5 Flash of Gold
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#6 MGM
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1.2 mi 1.9 km Steamboat Springs, CO
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#7 Grouse Ridge
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#9 Flying Diamond
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#10 Mountain View
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#11 Sunshine
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#12 Raw Hide
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#13 Pioneer Trail
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#14 Creekside
Steamboat Springs, CO
1.1 mi 1.8 km Steamboat Springs, CO
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#15 Larry's
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1.1 mi 1.8 km Steamboat Springs, CO
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#16 Molly's Trail
Steamboat Springs, CO
0.5 mi 0.9 km Steamboat Springs, CO
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#17 Wrangler Gulch
Steamboat Springs, CO
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#18 Rotary
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3.3 mi 5.4 km Steamboat Springs, CO
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Dry
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6.8 mi 11.0 km Steamboat Springs, CO
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#20 Valley View
Steamboat Springs, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km Steamboat Springs, CO
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