“Beautiful Saturday in April off the Bike Trail!”
Another highlight of Steamboat is the bike trail that leads through the entire city. We just jumped on the bike trail at the south end of town and headed toward the downtown area. All in all it was about a 3.5-4.0 mile walk. The bike trail follows the river which also follows Highway 40, the main district that runs through Steamboat. Basically, you can get almost anywhere by following the bike path and you won’t have to worry about contending with the heavy traffic that sometimes crowds Highway 40. The bike path is heavily used by many of the locals and visitors to Steamboat Springs and they are more than happy to share it with you. It also goes right past the Botanic Gardens, which are absolutely beautiful and free to the public. Another option besides walking is to rent a mountain bike or rollerblades, which can be acquired through many of the ski rental shops along Highway 40 or in the downtown area.
Yampa River Core Trail: This is a paved, in town, four-mile, multi-use recreation trail which runs along the meandering Yampa River. There are several access points from West Lincoln Park, along U.S. 40, throughout downtown, and East to Walton Creek Road. There are several easy fishing access points, picnic areas, and botanical gardens on the way.