- Steamboat Springs
- 4 miles
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Time To Allow:
- 1 hour
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 6900 feet
The Creekside Trail is located at Steamboat Springs Resort and can be accessed by lift service from the gondola or by riding up from the base. Uphill travel on Creekside is not allowed but uphill access is allowed on Zig Zag Trail, which feeds to the Creekside downhill, creating a loop.
Creekside Trail features a steady downhill with occasional short climbs. There is a creek crossing on Creekside Trail and several jumps for the more adventurous riders. Smooth singletrack surface with bermed corners makes the downhill on Creekside a real joy.
The Creekside Trail meanders through the Burgess Valley, offering excellent views of the Steamboat Springs Resort and across the valley to ridges along the far side. The ride culminates in a condo development and riders can look for a link up on the left to get back onto the Zig Zag trail.
Downhill travel only on Creekside. Accessed by Zig Zag Trail.
Time To Allow:
Can be combined with other trails in area to increase length
High elevation riding
The Creekside Trail is located in a resort and other users including trail runners, hikers and horseback riders may be seen along the way. Riders should follow right of way protocol when meeting other groups. In addition, the Creekside Trail is a one way downhill only trail! The Creekside Trail is located at high elevation and can experience sudden weather shifts, so riders should bring appropriate warm layers in anticipation of this. In addition, riders should be prepared with a stocked repair kit, first aid kit and extra food and water.
From Steamboat Springs go to Steamboat Springs resort. Begin the ride in Gondola Square.