Length: 52 miles
Time: 3 – 5 hours
Season: April through October
Total Ascent: 2825 ft
Max Elevation: 7205 ft
Min Elevation: 6375 ft
Route: From downtown Steamboat Springs head west on Hwy. 40. At 19 miles go left on CR 27. Continue for 18 miles. At the intersection of CR 27 and CR 33 (Twentymile Road), turn left and follow CR 33 back into Steamboat Springs.
Highlights: A local’s favorite with rolling hills through ranchlands. Prepare for two really steep climbs as you return on CR 33.
Note: Large coal trucks use CR 27 as their haul route. Loaded trucks have limited maneuverability and cannot stop quickly.