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Yampa River Core Trail

Steamboat Springs, CO
+1 970-879-4300
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Nice easy ride

Took the bikes on this trip to Steamboat and road the trail several times. Got to watch some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Longmont, Colorado
A prefect place to have a nice walk isurrounded by nature

This is a perfect place to have a great walk, bike ride or run. The location along the Yampa River... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard F
Greenville, South Carolina
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the bikes on this trip to Steamboat and road the trail several times. Got to watch some kayaks and saw a guy paddle board surfing the rapids. Early morning the trail is not so busy with walkers. Nice trail, hope they extend it

Thank Firefighter1322
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect place to have a great walk, bike ride or run. The location along the Yampa River is great and you can get to other places either right on the trail or close by. we also saw an Osprey nest with babies.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented Pedego electric bikes from Pedego, located on Lincoln Avenue between 3rd and 4th street, Steamboat Springs, CO. Pedego (the store) rents and sells a full line of Pedego bikes. Chris and Linda, the owners could not have been more friendly and helpful. They...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking the core trail is free and used by walkers and bike riders. It runs along the Yampa River and provides beautiful scenery and a lovely atmosphere. Good for the entire family. You can park at multiple places along the way and access the core...More

Thank Kdmcright
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice walk with beautiful scenery but watch out for the bicycles, they hardly slow down!! Take some water and a camera and take your time

Thank TomKat2006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful path that runs from one end of town to the other with plenty of interesting sights along the way including views of the ski runs, the botanical gardens, Howelsen Hill and the "springs" in Steamboat Springs.

1  Thank whamma
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Excellent walking terrain and views of the city. Got to know city through this concrete sidewalk trail. Seen much wildlife and had time to enter the botanical garden off the trail and spend some pleasant time there for a side tour. Every day of my...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Whether you wish to take a short stroll or a long walk along the Yampa river, this is an easy route to take. Park at the bottom of Mt. Werner and go west to follow it the entire length of town and then some. Several...More

2  Thank StretchCampbell
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We loved this pretty paved bike path that follows the Yampa River on the edge of town. We left the pathway going over the 5th street bridge, turning left on River Road and had a wonderful ride through farmland and foothills. We took 14 to...More

Thank barbielab
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This trail is awesome for all activities-walking, running, biking, walking the dog. It goes for miles, is well signposted and paved the whole way. There are also great views of the mountains a long this trail.

1  Thank englishgirl2012
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Chris J
Is the Yampa RIver Core Trail cleared at all in the winter for running?
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.
Where is a good bicycle concessionaire to rent bikes to ride the trail through town?
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.