Monthly Archives: October 2013

Trails in Steamboat Springs

Formerly the city engineer and city manager of Victorville, California, Jon Roberts thenserved as the city manager for Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In this position, Jon Roberts has improved many of the region’s open spaces, such as Emerald Mountain and the Yampa River.

Along with being the home to a world-class ski resort, Steamboat Springs offers other attractions for the outdoors enthusiast. Hikers, bikers and horseback riders can traverse 55 miles of trail systems that take them through the city’s natural environment. The three major trails systems in Steamboat Springs are Howelsen Hill, Spring Creek, and Yampa River Core Trail.

1. Howelsen Hill- With Emerald Mountain in the background, users can go through 24 miles of trail specially designed for non-motorized recreational use. Two lanes allow for easy passage of pedestrians, equestrians, and bicyclists.

2. Yampa River Core Trail- Following the Yampa River, this path takes hikers from Steamboat Springs to Bear River Park. During the walk, they can witness cottonwood trees, beaches, and picnic spots. Although the primary trail continues for approximately 7 miles, users can continue their journey through numerous side paths or relax at parks and playgrounds.

3. Spring Creek- At 5.2 miles, the Spring Creek Trail offers hikers and bikers more opportunities to experience Colorado’s pristine beauty. A single track for much of the walk, it provides access to Routt National Forest and Dry Lake Campground.


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