Steamboat Springs is fast evolving as a destination for freeriding.
Prompted by the emergence of renegade freeride trails on US Forest Service land, the USFS has reached out to RCR to create a partnership for the responsible development of a sustainable system of trails. This will include :
- Creation of an area master plan of all trails, incorporating all exisiting trails and charting the logical development of new trails, to create a cohesive trails network.
- Where possible, the improvement and adoption of non-sanctioned, renegade trails.
- Development of sustainable trail maintenance policies.
- Development of consistent trail-design standards for cross country, freeride and adaptive cycling uses.
Steamboat Ski Area Mountain Trails
Prompted by RCR the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation began discussions in Summer 2009 to look at new trail development on the ski mountain which would include directional trails for freeride use. A new Trails Master Plan was approved with zones defined for freeride trails. A downhill mountain bike park continues to develop, with first trails already riding. The future looks bright for downhill mountain biking in Steamboat.