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Steamboat Springs (CO) Bronze-level

“Bike Town USA” is now a bronze Ride Center, boasting nearly 200 miles of classic Colorado mountain bike trails. The demanding routes on Emerald Mountain and Buffalo Pass are as inspiring as any high-altitude rides you’ll ever tackle, while lift-accessed riding at Steamboat Ski Area offers ample opportunity to find your flow.

The Routt County Riders—an IMBA Chapter—keeps the trails in great shape with outstanding volunteer efforts. Steamboat’s newly developed bike park has more than 2,000 feet of vertical and a full complement of purpose-built features. Several trails traverse the mountains from top to bottom with stunning views into the valley, with many more scheduled to be built early next summer.

+ Check out maps and general trail information

+ Read more and see additional photos in this Mountain Bike magazine blog post

Once a year, IMBA recognizes outstanding mountain bike trails and locations with the IMBA Model Trail awards. The goal of this program — which encompasses Epics, Flow Trails, Gateway Trails and Ride Centers — is to inspire and inform, so that we can all have more great places to ride.

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