Next month’s ‘Lance Ride’ serves up huge adventure in Steamboat
July 25, 2010
If you go
What: Continental Divide Trail
Where: Start on top of Rabbit Ears Pass, end at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area
Distance: 18 miles at its shortest, but the potential trails can make it as large and as long an adventure as a biker could want.
How to get there: Head east out of Steamboat Springs on U.S. Highway 40 to the Dumont Lake area on Rabbit Ears Pass. Start either at a trailhead at the back of the campground (the second left from the Dumont Lake access road) or take the third left and follow a bumpy, pot-holed road four miles to the Base Camp trailhead.
When it’s best: Late summer, when the snow has finally melted. The second half of July and all of August should be prime time.