Gore Gruel: The Steamboat Century

Length: 111.09 miles
Time: 8 – 10 hours
Aerobic: Strenuous!
Technical: Advanced
Season: April through October

Route: From downtown Steamboat Springs, head east on Hwy. 40 over Rabbit Ears Pass and south to Wolford Mountain Reservoir just before the town of Kremmling. Turn right onto Hwy. 134 over Gore Pass. On the descent, turn right at the intersection with Hwy. 131 through Toponas to head north. Just past Phippsburg take the right onto CR 14, pass by Stagecoach Reservoir and tackle the few final short climbs, including Yellow Jacket Pass, back into town.

Highlights: The century is actually 111 miles, and it’s a big one! The 21-mile climb over Rabbit Ears is rewarded by fast descents and rolling hills.

Note: Start this ride early, take extra food/water. Toponas’ gas station & market at 72 miles is the first snack stop