2017 Route Descriptions

2017 Route Descriptions/Course Marking

Course Marking overview. Below is what to look for along the course so you know you are on the right ride and also if there are any hazards out there.


26-mile Sidney Peak Loop – Green Arrows

The 26-mile Sidney Peak loop takes riders to Sidney Peak Ranch just south of Steamboat.
Elevation Gain: 963

Leave Steamboat along Yampa Avenue.
Turn right onto 5th Street
Cross bridge
Turn left onto River Road
Continue along River Road
Turn left on Mt Werner Road
Turn right on US 40-E
Continue along US 40-E until CO131S
Turn right onto CO131S
Continue along CO131S
Turn right onto CR14
Turn left onto Hunt Horse Lane (into Sidney Peak Ranch)
Continue up road.
Turn left at Y intersection onto Marshall Ridge Road
Continue along Marshall Ridge Road aid station will be at end of road.

Return
Back down Marshall Ridge Road
Right on Hunt Horse Lane
Turn left onto Cr 14E
Continue along – cross railroad tracks
Via right onto Cr 14
Continue along Cr 14
Turn left onto Rcr 14
Rcr 14 becomes River Road
Continue along River Road through Brooklyn neighborhood
Turn right onto 5th
Cross bridge
Turn left onto Yampa Street
Proceed to finish


46-Mile Stagecoach Oak Creek Loop – Blue Arrows

The 46-mile Stagecoach/Oak Creek Loop takes riders south over Yellow Jacket pass to Stagecoach reservoir and the aid station at the inlet. Returning back over Yellow Jacket Pass you are invited to ride up to the aid station at Sidney Peak and enjoy the views before your return to Steamboat on River Road.
Elevation Gain: 2055

Leave Steamboat along Yampa Avenue.
Turn right onto 5th Street
Cross bridge
Turn left onto River Road
Continue along River Road
Turn left on Mt Werner Road
Turn right on US 40-E
Continue along US 40-E until CO 131S
Turn right onto CO 131S
Continue along CO 131S
Turn left onto CR 14 towards Stagecoach Lake
Continue along CR 14
Turn left onto CR 16
Aid station will be immediately on your right.

Return via Sidney Peak Ranch Aid Station
Turn left onto Cr 16
Turn right onto Cr 14
Continue until CO 131
Turn right onto CO 131 N
Turn left onto Cr 14 E
Turn left onto Hunt Horse Lane (into Sidney Peak Ranch)
Continue up road.
Turn left at Y intersection onto Marshall Ridge Road
Continue along Marshall Ridge Road aid station will be at end of road.

Back down Marshall Ridge Road
Right on Hunt Horse Lane
Turn left onto Cr 14E
Continue along – cross railroad tracks (poorly angled)
Via right onto Cr 14
Continue along Cr 14
Turn left onto Rcr 14
Rcr 14 becomes River Road
Continue along River Road through Brooklyn neighbourhood
Turn right onto 5th
Cross bridge
Turn left onto Yampa Street
Proceed to finish


66-mile Yampa Loop – Red Arrows

The 66-mile Yampa Loop takes riders to Stagecoach, where there will be an aid station at the inlet , then diverts south to the small ranching town of Phippsburg and connects with the paved back roads along the base of the Flat Tops mountain range to Yampa, the “Gateway to the Flat Tops.” The turn around is at the aid station in Yampa, and riders return to Steamboat via Stagecoach Reservoir, Yellow Jacket Pass and River Road. Elevation Gain: 2896

Leave Steamboat along Yampa Avenue.
Turn right onto 5th Street
Cross bridge
Turn left onto River Road
Continue along River Road
Turn left on Mt Werner Road
Turn right on US 40-E
Continue along US 40-E until CO 131S
Turn right onto CO 131S
Continue along CO 131S
Turn left onto Cr 14 towards Stagecoach Lake
Continue along Cr 14
Turn left onto Cr 16
Aid station will be immediately on your right (Stagecoach Aid Station)

Continue west along Cr 14
Turn left onto CO 131 S
Turn right at Rcr 15 after Phippsburg
Stay left onto Rcr 19
Continue onto Rcr 17
Turn right onto Clifton Ave
Turn left onto 5th Street
Turn right on Main Street
Aid station will be on the right.

Return
Take Main Street to 5th Street
Turn left onto 5th Street
Turn right onto Clifton Avenue
Turn left onto Rcr 17
Proceed on Rcr 17
Continue onto Rcr 19
Stay right on Rcr 19
Rcr 19 becomes Rcr 15
Rcr 15 turns into CO 15
Turn left onto CO 131 N
Turn right onto CO 14
Turn right on CO 16
Stagecoach Aid Station is immediately on your right

Turn left onto Cr 16
Turn right onto Cr 14
Continue until CO 131
Turn right onto CO 131 N
Turn left onto Cr 14E
Continue along road – cross railroad tracks
Via right onto Cr 14
Continue along Cr 14
Turn left onto Rcr 14
Rcr 14 becomes River Road
Continue along River Road through Brooklyn neighbourhood
Turn right onto 5th
Cross bridge
Turn left onto Yampa Street
Proceed to finish


116-mile Tour de Steamboat Gore Gruel – Yellow Arrows

The Tour still retains its famous 116-mile Gore Gruel; riders climb the arduous Rabbit Ears and Gore Passes but get to enjoy the same rolling hills return route as the Yampa Loop , the third pass Yellow Jacket and back to Steamboat via River Road. Elevation Gain: 7635

Leave Steamboat along Yampa Avenue.
Turn right onto 5th Street
Cross bridge
Turn left onto River Road
Continue along River Road
Turn left on Mt Werner Road
Turn right on US 40-E
Continue along US 40-E up Rabbit Ears Pass
Rabbit Ears Aid Station will be on right side on the East Summit approximately 20 miles from the start.

Leave aid station proceed along US 40 – E
Proceed along US 40- E to mile marker #172
2nd Aid Station is on right at mile marker #172

Leave aid station proceed along US 40 – E
Turn right onto CO 134 W
Continue along CO 134 W
Gore Pass aid station will be on your right just before summit approximately 54 miles from the start.

Continue along CO 134 W towards CO 131 N (note 3 x cattle guards in this section)
Turn right onto CO 131 N
Continue along Co 131 N
Turn left onto Moffat Avenue
Turn right onto Main Street
Aid station will be on your left by Montgomery’s General Merchandise Store.

Take Main Street to 5th Street
Turn left onto 5th Street
Turn right onto Clifton Avenue
Turn left onto Rcr 17
Proceed on Rcr 17
Continue onto Rcr 19
Stay right on Rcr 19
Rcr 19 becomes Rcr 15
Rcr 15 turns into CO 15
Turn left onto CO 131
Turn right onto CO 14
Turn right on CO 16
Stagecoach Aid Station is immediately on your right

Turn left onto Cr 16
Turn right onto Cr 14
Continue until CO 131
Turn right onto CO 131 N
Turn left onto Cr 14E
Continue along road – cross railroad tracks
Via right onto Cr 14
Continue along Cr 14
Turn left onto Rcr 14
Rcr 14 becomes River Road
Continue along River Road through Brooklyn neighbourhood
Turn right onto 5th
Cross bridge
Turn left onto Yampa Street
Proceed to finish