Southeast of Steamboat Springs, the Lake Catamount Touring Center at Catamount Ranch has 30km of cross country skiing trails. The trail system is within a private development and is known for its rolling routes with wide open views.
To reach the cross country skiing at Lake Catamount Touring Center from Steamboat, head east on US40
for 2.7 miles past Pine Grove Road to the intersection of SR131. Head south on SR131 for 4.5 miles. Turn left on RCR18 for 1.2 miles until you see the second sign for Waters Edge Trail on your left. Turn in and park on the left. Walk down to the Nordic Center on the Edge of the lake.
Overall, Lake Catamount Touring Center is the 51st most popular cross country ski area of all 51 Nordic ski destinations in Colorado. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Lake Catamount Touring Center including Rabbit Ears Pass, Buffalo Pass / Soda Mountain, Gore Pass Loop, Vista Verde Ranch, Dunckley Pass Ski Trails and Steamboat Nordic Center.
Local Contacts: Lake Catamount Touring Center (970) 871-6667; RNF (303) 879-1870; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Easy
Base Camp: Vista Verde Ranch (303) 879-3858; Moving Mountain Chalet (877) 624-2538
Luxury Loding: Hotel Bristol, Steamboat (800) 851-0872; Home Ranch (970) 879-1780; Sheraton Morningside (800) 325-3535
Breakfast Restaurant: Creekside Cafe, Steamboat Springs
Reference Source: click here http://www.steamboatxcski.com/ski-area/lake-catamount-touring-center-0
GPS: 40.356919, -106.815735
Date Published: 12/24/2015
Date Updated: 9/24/2018
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