Steamboat Ski Resort

4.09 out of 5
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↑ 5,400 ft
↓ 10,700 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Steamboat Ski Resort features a complex network of singletrack trails. Of those trails, there are three different types of trails:
1. The Bike Park trails, which are downhill-only and require a lift ticket to ride, regardless of whether or not you took the lift up to the top. These trails include Buckin' Bronc, Rawhide, Rustler Ridge, Rustler Ridge Connector, Tenderfoot, Wrangler Gulch, and EZ Rider
2. Two-way multi-use trails. These trails don't require a lift ticket to ride, and they include: Creekside, Creekside Loop, Moonlight, Pete's Wicked Trail, Spur Run, Storm Peak Challenge, Valley View, Cathy's Cutoff, Elkhead, Sunshine Trail, Duster, and Zig Zag.
3. One hiking-only trail, the Thunderhead Trail.
The bike park trails and the other multi-use trails intersect at different points, but in general they are ridden separately: if you're out to ride the bike park, you'll probably stick to the gravity trails with a long-travel bike. And if you're out to ride the other trails, you'll probably pedal to the top on a much more climbing-friendly rig. Still, the trails intertwine, so they are all listed here under the ski resort.
The bike park trails are currently fantastic. See the individual trail descriptions for more information, but the flow of Tenderfoot and Rustler Ridge especially are phenomenal! If it's chunky rocks and drops that you want, Rawhide is just the ticket. The bike park continues to grow, and currently the lower section of Rawhide is being extended, with more singletrack and brand-new wooden features. It also appears that Buckin' Bronc is being extended, with workers hard at work on brand-new wooden features leading all the way down to the base of the mountain.
The multi-use trails are, on average, much easier, and feature more climbing, even when heading down the mountain. Still, the multi-use trails do show some of that resort-style construction, such as some well-built berms and other flowy features. The berms on the multi-use trails are much smaller than those on the downhill-only trails, but the quality of construction is still apparent. Also, the excellent trail signage that's present on the downhill trails spreads to the other multi-use singletrack trails on the resort. I wish every trail system and resort marked their trails as well as Steamboat Ski Resort! For more information on those trails, click on the individual trail descriptions.
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (17)
System Trails (17)
Zig Zag
Buckin' Bronc
Cathy's Cutoff
Elkhead Loop
EZ Rider
Pete's Wicked Trail
Rustler Ridge
Spur Run
Sunshine Trail
Valley View
Wrangler Gulch
Flying Diamond
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Reviews (3)

World Champ

July 10, 2017
Review: Beautiful mountain with a good range of downhill trails in the bike park, ie, the gondola accessed trails. The other trails are strictly for masochists and fitness riders!

Bunny Hop

August 19, 2013
jpwcalvary Bunny Hop  
Review: Lots of road and trail closures as a result of the construction. The mountain is a great place to ride with lots of helpful people. Call first to check trail conditions this year.

World Champ

August 10, 2013
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: Great trail system with awesome downhill-only trails and some great multi use, multi direction trails. This definitely isn't the biggest bike park in the world, or even Colorado for that matter. You can easily hit all of the downhill-specific trail in one day, and do all of them multiple times. Still, new trails are constantly under construction, so this bike park promises to continue to grow!

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Feature Article
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