Steamboat Springs

Went to Steamboat Springs,  a seven hour drive from Durango, to attend the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association conference. As always I took the bike to meet up with some friends and ride some pristine single track. The fall colors where changeing  and hitting their peak. Since I was staying at the base of the resort, I rode the ski hill several times. Zig Zag to Valley View to Rustlers Ridge was a good loop. The downhill trail Creekside was another good one.  We also rode Emerald Mountain trails on the other end of town. The climb up Lupine to the freshly cut Morning Gloria trail was quite nice climbing up about 1,500 feet. Then the downhill trails Quarry, Blair Witch and MGM were really fun. Steamboat is not only a great ski town, but also a great bike town.

Fall Colors changing at Steamboat Resort
Fall Colors changing at Steamboat Resort
Kurt about to drop in after the long climb to the top of Steamboat Resort
Kurt about to drop in after the long climb to the top of Steamboat Resort
A view of the Yampa Valley from close to the top
A view of the Yampa Valley from close to the top
Sweet Fall Single Track
Sweet Fall Single Track
A Bright Yellow patch of Aspens
A Bright Yellow patch of Aspens
More Single Track on Howlsen Hill
More Single Track on Howlsen Hill
Grinding up Lupine Trail on Emerald Mountain
Grinding up Lupine Trail on Emerald Mountain
Check out the bumps on the singe track bringing it back home after a climb to the top
Check out the bumps on the singe track bringing it back home after a climb to the top
Sunsetting on Steamboat Springs
Sunsetting on Steamboat Springs
Beautiful Fall Foliage along the Creekside Trail
Beautiful Fall Foliage along the Creekside Trail
Intersection of Zig Zag and Valley View
Intersection of Zig Zag and Valley View
Climbing to the top
Climbing to the top
Following Kurt up Valley View Trail on the way to Thunderhead
Following Kurt up Valley View Trail on the way to Thunderhead
One of the many berms on Rustlers Ridge.
One of the many berms on Rustlers Ridge.
A Sunrise ride up Valley View Trail
A Sunrise ride up Valley View Trail
Sun Shining through the trees along the Creekside Trail
Sun Shining through the trees along the Creekside Trail
Rustler Ridge BRRRRP
Rustler Ridge BRRRRP
Up, Up and Away...around the bend
Up, Up and Away…around the bend
ILooking East watching the sunrise over Steamboat Springsa, Colorado
Looking East watching the sunrise over Steamboat Springsa, Colorado
Climbing a little higher and watching the sun creep over town a little more
Climbing a little higher and watching the sun creep over town a little more
Fall Single Track in Steamboat
Fall Single Track in Steamboat
Ducking into the trees on Morning Gloria Trail
Ducking into the trees on Morning Gloria Trail
Lupine Trail
Lupine Trail
Fall in Colorado, a Rocky Mountain High
Fall in Colorado, a Rocky Mountain High
Out of the Woods on MGM and into the meadow
Out of the Woods on MGM and into the meadow