Length: 28 miles
Time: 1-3 hours
Season: Varies: March to October (+/-)
Total Ascent: 2790 ft
Max Elevation: 9330 ft
Min Elevation: 6725 ft
Route: From downtown Steamboat Springs, head east on Hwy. 40 up Rabbit Ears Pass to the West Summit. This is your turnaround unless you still want more.
Highlights: This classic out and back promises great scenery and a rigorous workout on the way up, then a fast descent down.
Note: If the West Summit isn’t far enough for you, there is a good turnaround at the East Summit, or ride all the way down the pass to the intersection with Hwy. 14, turn around and ride back up.