The 7-mile Yampa River Core Trail follows the Yampa River from Walton Pond (near the Forest Service offices) north to Shield Road near where it crosses the river. The trail parallels US 40 through a corridor of cottonwoods. Along the way you'll find picnic spots, benches and scenic overlooks. The trail provides access to Steamboat Springs and city parks. In addition, there is plenty to see and do in the vicinity.
Parking and Trail Access
Park off 13th Street near the library, at nearby Little Toots Park on 12th Street, at the ballfields at the end of Howelsen Parkway, at the park at the end of Pamela Lane, at the end of Tree Haus Road and off US 40/Lincoln Avenue where the trail nears the road.
Biked this trail August, 2012. Loved it. Lots to see and beautiful along the river. Be sure to stop at the Botanical Gardens. It is free. Wish it was longer. Surface good. Riding hybrids.
Yampa River & Walton Creek Trails
Started this trail at its current west end with parking and facilities. It is also the turn around point for the free bus shuttle at N40.49358 W106.85055 elev 6719’. This trail has the most activities packed into 7 miles I have experienced. The Howelsen ...