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Yampa River Core Trail

Steamboat Springs, CO
+1 970-879-4300
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Walked this trail in August. Very hot in places, and wish it was closer to the river. But beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura J
Stamford, Connecticut
via mobile
Fun easy walk

Being older, we love the walk and long as you watch out for all of the bikes, Rollerblades, etc... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
R Douglas R
Stuart, Florida
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The Yampa River Core Trail is a seven mile, non-motorized multi-use trail that follows the meandering Yampa River from Dougherty Road through downtown Steamboat Springs to Bear River Park. Groves of cottonwood trees, excellent fishing, scenic overlook benches, and lovely picnic spots make this trail a great place for a leisurely stroll or a commuter route through town. Additionally, there are many parks and playgrounds and more miles of trail that can be accessed off of the Core Trail.
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Steamboat Springs, CO
+1 970-879-4300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked this trail in August. Very hot in places, and wish it was closer to the river. But beautiful foliage, and quaint hummingbird sanctuary along the trail. Beautiful gardens to stroll at the end, but a lot of walking in the heat. Wish we had...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being older, we love the walk and long as you watch out for all of the bikes, Rollerblades, etc. Fun watching all the kids tubing in the river during summer.

Thank R Douglas R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for a week in Steamboat and we would use this trail for bike rides. Nicely maintained trail!

Thank lindsay0215
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail runs along the Yampa river in Steamboat Springs. We rented four bikes for mom,dad, and 13/9 year old daughters. We rode the length of the trail which is about 14 miles . The grade is easy and our 9 year old handled it...More

1  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The core trail is a daily must weather you walk, jog or bike. It is a paved trail next to the river with multiple access points. It runs past the library, through town, past the rodeo park and many other points of interest. The botanic...More

Thank Theresa67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great trail for all ages. Beautiful view of the Yampa river, there are a few parks along the trail, a playground area for little kids by the Old Depot, some sulphuric springs, and the trail is great for biking or walking, or...More

Thank pjmitchell
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This paved trail runs from Walton Creek Road (and a bit beyond) down the river, under the James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge, and out to Bear River skate/bike park (and the county jail). It forms a wonderful connection for bikers, hikers and...More

Thank Steamboatdad
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Nice little stroll on a paved pathway. Winds along the river and through various parts of town. We saw a lot of people on bikes, which looked like a lot of fun. Can go any distance desired, we did about 2 Mikes round trip, but...More

Thank Chelsea G
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Great trail to walk, jog or bike. Our family rented pedego electric bikes and rode the trail. Beautiful scenery not seen from the road.

Thank JeanneC81
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This bike ride is so nice and such beautiful scenery along the way. We actually saw a deer crossing the river as rafters floated down at the same time. The river rafting is so fun to watch as you ride. You ride through residential and...More

Thank sisqo
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Chris J
18 January 2016|
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Response from Laurie H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Much of it is cleared. I wore YakTrax when I ran it, though.
26 July 2015|
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Response from Travelair36 | Reviewed this property |
We rented from Ski Haus. Easy access to the trail and not far from the Botanical Gardens. Be sure to use the coupon found in the Steamboat Guide. Available for free in many stores, hotels and fast food places.