Steamboat Springs offers an array of outdoor activities including numerous biking trails and guided bike tours throughout the well-maintained public trail system in the area.
- Pedal to Emerald Mountain to find a series of interconnected biking trails.
- Arapaho Ridge Trail is a great bike ride for experienced riders.
- A number of shops in town provide rentals, tours, and maps.
The city of Steamboat Springs and the surrounding area offer numerous options for both novice and advanced bikers and mountain bikers. Flat trails as well as rigorous downhill trails are available for outdoor recreation.
Where to Go Biking
Arapaho Ridge Trail
In the nearby town of Kremmling, the Continental Divide creates the Arapaho Ridge Trail ideal for travelers who are looking for a technically demanding and challenging ride. Advanced riders can enjoy a 12.2 total mile journey within the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest that is an approximate 3-hour journey over hillsides, creeks, meadows, ponds and evergreen forests.
For the beginner biker, riders can journey directly from downtown Steamboat Springs to Howelson Hill. From the historic ski area, travelers can ride towards Emerald Mountain, which offers multiple trails that are all interconnected. Such trails include Strawberry Park, Mad Creek or Copper Ridge trails.
Rentals & Fees
There are many shops in downtown Steamboat Springs that offer rentals for bikes. The fee is determined by the equipment rented as well as the duration of the rental.
Hire a Guide
By hiring a guide, visitors can ensure that they will maximize their experience through the hands of an expert. By hiring a guide, trips become customizable for different demographics depending on physical ability, duration and what exactly you are looking to gain from your experience. This is an ideal option for travelers who are less experienced with the area or are looking for the guidance of an expert.