Skip to main content

Up Here Bikes Ride the Gondie Too

04/21/2013 21:01, Published by Christina Freeman, Categories: Sports, Community


Mountain biking at the ski area is fun for the whole family. Photo by Aryeh Copa.



Mountain Biking at the Ski Area

More than 50 miles of mountain bike trails crisscross the Steamboat Ski Area. For those who don’t relish the uphill climb from the base, the gondola presents an attractive alternative; bikes can ride too.

The ski area’s bike network includes trails for varying ability levels. Duster, which goes from the upper gondola terminal to Rendezvous Saddle along dirt roads, is suitable for beginners. With minimal elevation gain, Duster offers spectacular views of the valley and passes by some of the best wildflower meadows on the mountain.

Intermediate riders have a choice of several trails: Elkhead Loop, Cathy’s Cutoff, Sunshine, Yoo Hoo and Zig Zag. The most popular trail on the mountain, Zig Zag, descends 4.7 miles from the top of the gondola on single/double track, including challenging downhill sections.

National, Olympic, World and Tour de France champions have taken on the technical aspects, elevation and mountain environment of Mount Werner. Creekside, Storm Peak Challenge and Pete’s Wicked Trail are among the most challenging trails on the mountain.

A bike access ticket is required to ride the gondola and may be purchased at the ticket office. Mountain bike and cruiser rentals are available at the Steamboat Bike Shop in the Sheraton at the edge of the gondola at the ski area base. Bike patrollers are on duty, and guides are available throughout summer. www.steamboat.com



Steamboat Steamboat Magazine Steamboat Springs mountain biking visitor guide visitor information steamboat biking mountain biking steamboat ski area


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Women Who Wine

    03/01/2017
    06:00PM — 07:30PM

    A unique giving circle formed by women for women to learn more about the needs of local nonprofit...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • First Friday Art Walk

    03/03/2017
    05:00PM — 08:00PM

    Free monthly self-guided tours of local art galleries, museums and alternative venues in downtown...


  • First Friday Art Walk

    03/03/2017
    05:00PM — 08:00PM

    Free self-guided tour of local art galleries, museums and alternative venues in downtown Steamboa...


  • Broadway's Next Hit Musical

    03/03/2017
    07:00PM

    The hilarious Broadway's Next Hit Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master i...


  • Holy Eucharist

    03/05/2017
    08:00AM — 09:00AM

    All are welcome at this Episcopal communion service


  • Holy Eucharist

    03/05/2017
    10:30AM — 11:30AM

    All are welcome at this Episcopal communion service.


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Women Who Wine

    03/01/2017
    06:00PM — 07:30PM

    A unique giving circle formed by women for women to learn more about the needs of local nonprofit...


  • First Friday Art Walk

    03/03/2017
    05:00PM — 08:00PM

    Free monthly self-guided tours of local art galleries, museums and alternative venues in downtown...


  • First Friday Art Walk

    03/03/2017
    05:00PM — 08:00PM

    Free self-guided tour of local art galleries, museums and alternative venues in downtown Steamboa...


  • Broadway's Next Hit Musical

    03/03/2017
    07:00PM

    The hilarious Broadway's Next Hit Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master i...


  • STARS Mountain Challenge

    03/04/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Back and better than ever, STARS hosts the 4th Annual Mountain Challenge weekend. This premier ch...


  • This winter, Steamboat Ski Resort will once again be rocking with free live music in Gondola Squa...


  • Holy Eucharist

    03/05/2017
    08:00AM — 09:00AM

    All are welcome at this Episcopal communion service


  • Holy Eucharist

    03/05/2017
    10:30AM — 11:30AM

    All are welcome at this Episcopal communion service.


  • Join Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club for the Hitchen's Brothers Jump Night, hosted on select...


  • Ski Jumping Nordic Combined Western Regionals

    03/10/2017
    08:00AM — 04:00PM

    Come watch Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes as they compete against some of the best...


  • Chicago funk band Soul Message Band has been working closely with the Steamboat Springs Middle Sc...


  • Ski Jumping Nordic Combined Western Regionals

    03/11/2017
    08:00AM — 04:00PM

    Come watch Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes as they compete against some of the best...


  • This winter, Steamboat Ski Resort will once again be rocking with free live music in Gondola Squa...


  • Annual Casino Night Fundraiser

    03/11/2017
    07:00PM — 10:00PM

    This annual fundraiser provides an evening of fun Vegas-style games including blackjack, roulette...


  • Holy Eucharist

    03/12/2017
    08:00AM — 09:00AM

    All are welcome at this Episcopal communion service


  • Holy Eucharist

    03/12/2017
    10:30AM — 11:30AM

    All are welcome at this Episcopal communion service.


  • Moonlight Snowshoe Tour

    03/12/2017
    05:00PM — 07:00PM

    Yampatika invities you to join them to snowshoe by the light of the full moon and explore the bea...


  • Kids Ski Week

    03/13/2017
    08:00AM

    Kids enjoy a week of skiing with the same instructor and group, allowing the rapid development of...


  • Kids Ski Week

    03/14/2017
    08:00AM

    Kids enjoy a week of skiing with the same instructor and group, allowing the rapid development of...


  • Winter Film Series

    03/14/2017
    07:00PM

    The Tread of Pioneers Museum reveals vintage film, both professionally produced and local home mo...