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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...









Trail of the Week: Rotary Trail

August 15, 2019

The Rotary Trail on the backside of Emerald Mountain is a great family ride and well worth the short drive. Featuring easy climbs, smooth banks and a wide and smooth, user-friendly trail, the 4-mile loop...


Trail of the Week: Spring Creek

August 8, 2019

Editor’s note: This information was previously published in the 2019 Steamboat Springs Bike Guide. Season: Mid-May through mid-October Know before you go: This classic ride from downtown Steamboat Springs is a local favorite. The trail...


Trail of the Week: Beall & Ridge Trail Loop

August 2, 2019

Editor’s note: This information was previously published in the 2019 Steamboat Springs Bike Guide. STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — This loop is a classic on the backside of Emerald Mountain, tying together two of Steamboat Springs’ best...


Trail of the Week: Flash of Gold

July 25, 2019

One of the most heralded additions to Steamboat’s mountain biking scene is the new multi-use, multi-directional Flash of Gold, a beautiful, meandering, 11.3-mile trail leading from the top of Spring Creek Trail near Dry Lake...


Trail of the Week: Morning Gloria

July 18, 2019

Season: Mid-May through mid-October Total mileage: 4.25 miles Rating: More difficult  Description: With its whopping 35 switchbacks, or one for every 0.12 miles, this 4.25-mile trail has become an instant Steamboat classic whose quad-friendly gradient...



Best of the Boat cover art contest announced

July 7, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Attention local artists: Want to spice up your portfolio and win $250 in Chamber Bucks to boot? Steamboat Pilot & Today is announcing a cover art contest for its 2019 Best of the...