Steamboat Springs Colorado
December 15th, 2016
On 7-12 I left Steamboat Lake for an enjoyable ride (no pushing the bike) of 33 miles to Steamboat Springs, stopping in Clark for these huge pancakes. Found a motel in Steamboat for $75 within walking distance to downtown. Now that’s a deal in Steamboat. Steamboat has massive ski runs on the mountains that flank the town on the east and the west. It’s like Mammoth with it’s year round outdoor activities.
I toured the town using their free bus service with scheduled 1/2 hour pick ups. I spent two days here…just love this place. I was luckly that there was a mt. bike race on Wed with all age groups. Also, the Yampas River runs alongside the town with tubing a big hit. A bike paths parallels the river shaded by full grown trees. I went through my things and was able to send 8 lbs of stuff home. On 7-14 as I was heading out of town on my way to Kremmling, via the bike path, I took a photo of this fly fisherman.
I decided to ride the state highways to Kremmling, avoiding some of the nasty back “roads”. I was able to ride 54 miles with some of these miles climbing toward Gore pass the first day out of Steamboat. I camped last night off the highway with cattle standing guard. This morning, I started the day, working my way to Gore pass at 9500+ with the pesky flies in my face and biting my legs. The downhill to Kremmling was long and sweet and too fast for the flies.