Circle Bar Basin Loop For Mountain Biking

The 52nd most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

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Heading north of Steamboat Springs, the Circle Bar Basin Loop is a good mountain bike ride. Take County Road 129 north of Steamboat Springs past Columbine to FDR #550 and turn right. Continue approximately 1.5 miles to the intersection with Trail # 1149 and park here. Head north on trail #1149 through Circle Bar Basin. You will pass through some timber sale areas that have been cut. Continue on the trail until the junction with FDR #503, turn right. Go approximately three tenths of a mile to intersect with Road #501; turn right. Head southeast on FDR #501 to intersect with FDR #550; turn right again. Follow #550 about two miles back up the trailhead. About 6.6 miles.

Overall, Circle Bar Basin Loop is the 52nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Circle Bar Basin Loop including Gore Pass Loop, Hahns Peak Lake / Nipple Peak Loop, Morrison Divide Trail, North Fork / Wyoming Trail / Trail Creek Loop, Round Lake / Buffalo Pass and Round Lake / Percy LakePagoda Peak.


Local Contact(s):  Routt National Forest (303) 879-1722; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Steamboat Bike Kare (970) 879-9144.

Recommended Book:  "Steamboat Single Tracks" from Tom Barnhart

Recommended Map:  "Steamboat Springs Trail Map" from Kent Schulte

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Dry Lake Campground on Strawberry Park Hot Springs Road (970) 870-2299; Nordic Lodge (970) 879-0531

Luxury Loding:  Hotel Bristol, Steamboat (800) 851-0872; Vista Verde Ranch (303) 879-3858; Moving Mountain Chalet (877) 624-2538

Breakfast Restaurant:  Creekside Cafe, Steamboat Springs

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  40.5018, -106.8559

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  8/5/2016

ID:  5960


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