Biking

Up here, biking is a culture. Up here, we bike for fun, we bike to work, we bike to train, and we bike to experience the beauty of Steamboat Springs. Steamboat truly embodies its moniker, Bike Town USA® and it’s time to get up here and be a part of it.

Bike Town USA Rabbit Ears and Singletrack

Diversity is the name of the game in Steamboat Springs, with something for all levels and all riding preferences. Hop on the family-friendly Yampa River Core Trail for a relaxing cruise along the river. Explore our scenic cross country singletrack or hit the Steamboat Bike Park and downhill trails on Mount Werner. The smooth country roads offer endless rides through the Yampa Valley. With a variety of two-wheeled adventures up for grabs, how will you bike the 'Boat?

Get Up Here and Bike the 'Boat

Book our Bike the 'Boat package! Buy two nights or more and get one additional night free, plus save on bike rentals and bike lift tickets at the Steamboat Bike Park.

  • Valid for stays June 12 - September 28, 2014
  • 3 night minimum stay
  • Save 20% on bike lift tickets, bike rentals and more at Steamboat Bike Shop
  • Save 15% on spa services at the Grand Spa

Don't forget to check out our calendar for biking events all summer long.

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Cross County

With hundreds of miles of singletrack across just about every type of terrain imaginable, Steamboat Springs is a cross-country mountain biker’s paradise.

Rising above downtown Steamboat is the easily accessible and infinitely exciting Emerald Mountain, filled with technical, rewarding rides topped off with scenic views. Trails throughout the Yampa Valley wind along babbling creeks, across meadows of wildflowers and take you to the top of the Continental Divide. View All Trails

Biking Singletrack

Downhill

The Steamboat Bike Park features over 50 miles of downhill and freeride bike terrain for all ability levels, bringing a new high intensity biking environment to Steamboat. Trails feature everything from dirt jumps and rock drops to wooden features and dirt berms, all accessible from an enjoyable ride up the gondola.

The Bike Park offers lessons as well as bike and gear rentals so novice to expert can experience the downhill fun. View Steamboat Bike Park

Biking Steamboat Bike Park

Jump Park

The Bear River Bike Park garnered international attention in 2013 when it earned, via a national voting process, the coveted Bell Built grant to complete its jump lines. The park now boasts beginner, intermediate and advanced dirt features and a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.

Cruising

The Yampa River Core Trail is a 7.5-mile paved multi-use trail that runs through the heart of Steamboat Springs and along the Yampa River. The Yampa River Botanic Park, Alpine Slide, Howelsen Ice Arena, horseback rides, tube rentals, the Bud Werner Memorial Library, restaurants, art galleries and downtown shops are easily accessible from the Core Trail. View More on the Core Trail
Biking Core Trail

Snow Biking

This winter season, Lake Catamount and Howelsen Hill allowed snow bikes on their Nordic ski trails for the first time. Snow biking is a rapidly growing sport where bikes with larger and fatter tires are used to enjoy the snowy trails.

Riders can purchase trail tickets or passes from Howelsen Hill or at the Lake Catamount Touring Center, where fat tire bikes are available for rental as well. Enjoy snowy fun and get those legs ready for summer mountain biking season.

Biking Snow

On Tap This Summer

See below for notable bike events taking place in Steamboat Springs this summer.

Bike Week

Mark your calendars for June 9 to 15, Steamboat Bike Week, so that you can share in the road, trail, downhill, dirt jumping and all-around fun with us throughout the week. From bike-themed movies to group rides and bike swaps, Bike Week will get you salivating for the riding season. View Event

IMBA World Summit

Steamboat Springs will host the 2014 International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit August 20 to 24. The event brings together IMBA Chapters, trail advocates, industry representatives and retailers for conferences, workshops, networking, excursions and of course, world-class biking. Steamboat’s iconic trail system and ideal climate make Bike Town USA the perfect host for the 2014 IMBA World Summit. View Event

Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Biking in Steamboat is a lifestyle and a community-wide culture. The American League of Bicyclists agreed, naming Steamboat Springs one of 18 cities nationwide to earn a gold level Bicycle Friendly Community designation in 2013.

Biking Resources

Bike Shops & Rentals in Steamboat 
Bike Trails in Steamboat
3 Day Biking Itinerary
Yampa River Core Trail

View the virtual bike guide below, or view our biking YouTube playlist for a small visual taste of Bike Town USA.

Bicycle Friendly Community Gold
Steamboat Bike Guide 2014

In the News

More Awesome Enduro Racing in Steamboat, Colorado. Enduro X!, Enduro Mountainbike Magazine, February 2014: "This is a really exciting time to be riding in and exploring Steamboat. Great DH trails, with more on the way. Awesome cross country riding, with LOTS more on the way. Crazy good road riding."

Steamboat Springs - Bike Town USA, Flow Mountain Bike, January 2014: "... a place that makes you feel at home on a bike, a town that lives for it, and a town that wants bikes to be number one."

Bell Built Grant in Steamboat Springs is on the ground, IMBA, October 2013: "Through a collective effort between Routt County Riders (RCR), the City of Steamboat Springs, Flowline Trail Design and IMBA the twelve progressive jumps were put on the ground..."

Check out the video of the announcement of the Bell Built Grant winners.