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.