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Biking / Cycling


Steamboat Springs is fast becoming known as Bike Town USA.
  •  • More miles of singletrack mountain biking than anywhere else in North America (576)
  •  • More miles of county roads to ride than elsewhere in Colorado
  •  • Steamboat Springs is as a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community rated by the League of American Bicyclists
  •  • The summer calendar is dominated by a plethora of cycling related events
  •  • Safe Routes are being developed throughout the community

Bring your bike and park your car while you are here – you will soon see why it is such a great place to visit on two wheels
More about Bike Town USA.


The Ideal Lodging Base

Our luxury homes provide the perfect base for visiting cyclists. Located all around the mountain area they offer prime access to over miles of specially created Steamboat mountain biking trails in the Routt National Forest, Howelsen Hill and Emerald Mountain and in North and South Routt. The many luxury amenities provide the perfect relaxing environment to follow an exhilarating day on the trail.

mtnbike.jpgMountain Bike Trails

The Steamboat Ski Mountain offers fantastic mountain biking terrain on Mt. Werner in the Medicine Bow/ Routt National Forest. Ride at your own pace on a network of well marked mountain trails. Mountain bike tickets are valid all day, weather permitting.

Above downtown Steamboat Springs sits Howelsen Hill and Emerald Mountain which offer a connected network of diverse trails for all levels.Starting at the stables by the Alpine Slide you climb gently up the Nordic trails and the trail routes open up before you.All routes come back to the town area so it is hard to get lost.The views and the trails are spectacular!

Connecting routes across the Continental Divide from Rabbit Ears Pass and Buffalo Pass provide great back-country trail experiences and there are numerous extended trails in North and South Routt for the more adventurous.

biking_roadridelake.jpgRoad Biking

Routt County is well fortified with miles of roads in the Yampa and Elk River valleys that are both scenic and challenging for cyclists. It has been a regular stop on both Ride the Rockies and Bicycle Tour of Colorado's routes. In 2009 the Tour of Wyoming added Rabbit Ears Pass and Steamboat Springs as a detour as part of their event.

In August 2011 the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a grueling 7 day international stage race will pass through Steamboat Springs arriving on August 26th and departing on August 27th. Learn More

Cyclists can be challenged by both Rabbit Ears and Gore Pass in one 110-mile loop which also serves as the route for the Tour de Steamboat in July. There are several other loops of various length starting and ending in Steamboat Springs, as well as out and back rides.

Biking Info

Everyone on Moving Mountains staff is a mountain biking enthusiast. We are happy to provide information about rides or where to rent bikes, or bike trailers if you need.

We also recommend you visit the website of Steamboat's local bike club, Routt County Riders. There you will find information about local rides and events as well as current trail conditions.
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Current Conditions:
Fair, 60 F

Tue - Clear. High: 71 Low: 999
Wed - Sunny. High: 72 Low: 34
Thu - Mostly Sunny. High: 72 Low: 34
Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 72 Low: 38
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 68 Low: 39

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It's Ski Season! Trails are generally snowpacked through May. Snow-biking is popular now and you can rent locally if you want to try this.

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