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Eugene Buchanan: A senior moment

February 12, 2020

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Well, we gone and done it. We made it through my youngest daughter’s nearly decade-long career playing hockey in Steamboat Springs, culminating with her gala Senior Night at Howelsen Ice Arena on...




Tales from a Mountain Town: 117 guest days and counting

December 26, 2019

Editor’s note: The following is excerpted from Magazine Editor Eugene Buchanan’s new second edition of “Tales from a Mountain Town.” STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A lot of people have grandiose dreams of building a house in...




Trail of the Week: Biking a G.E.M.

October 3, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The new G.E.M. trail, opened just this summer by Routt County Riders, is an aspen-peeper’s and single-track-lover’s dream. Accessed off the upper portion of Flash of Gold on Buffalo Pass, reach it...



Trail of the Week: Lower Bear

September 26, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Though it doesn’t offer a lot of warm-up before the climbing begins, Lower Bear is a fall classic with buff single track and expansive views. And, oh yeah, did we mention the...


Trail of the Week: Mad Creek/Red Dirt

September 19, 2019

Trail Ratings: More difficult (Mad Creek)/very difficult (Red Dirt) Season: Early May through October Know before you go: With southern exposure and quickly draining granitic soils, the Strawberry Park Hot Springs area trails dry out...


Trail of the Week: The Divide Trail

September 12, 2019

Continental Divide Trail/Mountain View Trail Dumont Lake to Steamboat Resort Season: Late July/Early August through mid-October Trail Rating: More difficult Know before you go: This rolling, scenic trail is a Steamboat Springs classic, with moderate technical...


Trail of the Week: 3 new Dry Lake Loops

September 5, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Want to beat the heat by heading higher up in the hills? Pedal a trio of perfect family rides taking off from Dry Lake on Buffalo Pass. Panorama Trail: 1.2 miles Elevation...


Boating to bluegrass

September 1, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Of soggy stages, sauropods and showing guests a good time: The trip planning started like usual: What section of the Colorado River should we float with guests in town for an easy...


Trail of the Week: NPR (No Pedaling Required)

August 29, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Get your flow going on No Pedaling Required (NPR), a flowy, rampy and jumpy one-way trail down Emerald Mountain between Blackmer Drive and the Orton property line. Ride it correctly and the...