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Author: David Dietrich

A late evening thunder storm rolled through the Yampa Valley last night, a common occurrence for this time of the year. The moisture is always a welcomed gift. It keeps our river flowing, nurtures our lush forests full of aspens and wild flowers, and allows our local farms to flourish. It is also an

Road Cycling in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs and the surrounding area plays host to some truly amazing road riding. There are endless routes one can choose to ride, each having its own and unique character.

Climbing Rabbit Ears Pass is a local’s favorite ride. Starting in town, this route

Ever since I was little boy, a Sunday morning stroll has been a staple in my house. Whether it's a leisure drive out to the beach or a walk in the woods, spending time with my family has always been most important. In Steamboat, our favorite family outing is the Yampa River Core Trail. This 7.5 mile

Steamboat's Gem

June 23, 2014 by David Dietrich


The early morning sun peers through the aspens as I dance my way up the Lupine Trail. Still tacky from last night's thunderstorm, this pure singletrack winds from the base of historic Howelsen Hill and climbs its way up to the beautiful vantage point known as “the Quarry.” The views of Steamboat

Gravity is good!

June 16, 2014 by David Dietrich


Full face helmet ... check. Shoulder pads ... check. 8-inch travel mountain bike ... check. Nerves of steel ... double check.

I've been riding a bike for more than 40 years. I've ridden to the top of some of the greatest mountain passes in the country, and I've ridden from the Pacific Ocean to the

Steamboat Highlights