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Stepping out in Routt: Butcherknife Trail

If you go

Length: 0.8 miles (out and back or loop)

Difficulty: Easy

Grade: Flat with small hill

Surface: Gravel

Start: Stehley Park on Logan Street in Old Town Steamboat

Parking: On street at the park

Bus access: Closest stop is Lincoln Avenue and Seventh Street, which is 0.6 miles from the park

Trail etiquette

Most trails in Steamboat are multiuse and shared among runners, walkers, bikers, horses, dogs, kids and adults. A few simple rules can help keep the trail experience enjoyable for all users:

■ Stay on the right side of the trail

■ Alert others in advance of passing. Pass on the left side when it is safe.

■ Throw all trash into trash cans

■ Recycle when available

■ Keep dogs on a 6-foot handheld leash and under control at all times

■ Pick up and properly dispose of dog waste

■ Travel at a safe speed and stay in control

■ Downhill travelers should yield to uphill users