Great progress has been made by the US Forest Service and trail building crews on the exciting new trail network in the Buffalo Pass area. Buffalo Billy’s was included in the 2A proposal as a downhill directional trail. Through the planning process, uphill trail access was identified as a need. This trail meets this need and will be suitable for both uphill and downhill traffic. Originating near the Dry Lake Campground, it allows riders to bypass the Buffalo Pass Road and was completed in the fall of 2016.
The new trail will be named in a NAMING CONTEST. Submit your name ideas here
Also in the Dry Lake area, more accessible easier trails were pioneered last summer, and the Grouse trail is partially completed. All this amounts to over six miles of new single track scheduled to open officially in the summer of 2017. Approximately 34 more miles are planned before the project is completed in 2018. The new terrain will offer a mix of technical challenge, appealing to intermediate through expert cyclists. Stay tuned for details about the grand opening of this beautiful new chapter in Steamboat cycling.
What’s next? The Forest Service is beginning analysis on another segment of the 2A proposal in the Rocky Peak/Hot Springs area this winter! The Steamboat Cycling Experience continues to grow…