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Steamboat trails not ready for hikers, bikers

A section of the Yampa River Core Trail in Steamboat Springs was blocked by a gate Thursday. Sections of that trail

Where to go

Wet and cool weather has put a damper on trail access in and around Steamboat Springs. Only a few options are available for those looking to get out for a hike or a ride this weekend.

■ Spring Creek Trail: The popular in-town dirt trail is dry in the short section that goes behind Steamboat Springs High School and up to the ponds on the main trail. It’s closed beyond that, however.

■ Mad Creek Trail: The lower section of Mad Creek Trail is dry and open, but it gives way to mud and snow after Mad Creek Barn.

■ Yampa River Core Trail: Even the all-season cement trail is limited this time of year. The trail is open, but several sections are closed because of high water.

■ Walton Creek Trail: A short spur off the Core Trail, the Walton Creek Trail on the east end of Steamboat Springs is open and clear.