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An XC/multi-use trail with a little bit of everything and a great option to access Creekside.


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3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

Singletrack

9,075' 2,766 m

High

8,030' 2,447 m

Low

104' 32 m

Up

1,127' 343 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Family Friendly The trail is pretty smooth and doesn't feature any mandatory bike park features. It's also not very steep, making it a good option for beginner/intermediate riders.

This is a two-way trail that's also open to hikers. It's easy to forget your trail etiquette when you've been riding downhill bike-only trails all day, so make sure you snap back to reality before dropping in to Pioneer.

Description

From the top of the gondola, go straight and descend on the Chisholm Trail for a short time to a big 4-way junction. Look for Pioneer on your left.

The trail is nicely bench-cut and descends along a pretty mellow contour that leads through patches of forest and across open ski runs. After the second set of switchbacks, there's a short climb before more of the same flowy side-hilling.

The trail has very few technical obstacles and flows nicely until the next little punchy climb. After this ascent, it's all downhill, through tons of tight, often blown-out switchbacks. Once you're sufficiently dizzy from these switchbacks, you'll hit a junction with Creekside and Zig Zag Connector. Take Creekside for a technical challenge or Zig Zag for a mellow cruise.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Smith with improvements by Alex Moon

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  4.4 from 24 votes

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  4.4 from 24 votes
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Photos

Through the aspens.
Sep 29, 2016 near Steambo…, CO
Sunset ride on Pioneer Trail at Steamboat Resort
Jul 13, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
The trail just above the Pony Express lift.
Sep 29, 2016 near Steambo…, CO

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