ATTRACTIONS AND CONSIDERATIONS:
When beginning this ride, please bike at walking speed through the Strawberry Hot Springs. This is a popular tourist area with many people and children around. Basic biking courtesy is appreciated. Be aware that you may encounter permitted cattle grazing on or near the trail. This trail is very popular and extending it to a longer
day ride is optional by using connector trails. To access the Red Dirt Trail loop, turn right at the 1169/FDR 128 junction. Please refer to our mountain biking handout for further assistance. This trail is closed between 11/15-5/15, falling within an area-closure for wildlife protection.
NARRATIVE: At the beginning of the single track, watch for a ledge drop off. Be careful! This narrow singletrack hugs the north side of the creek often sloping in places towards the creek. After traveling 3 miles, the singletrack and trail 1169 ends at the joining with a dirt road, FDR 128. Turn left and continue past the gate to Road 129.
Directions from Steamboat Springs: From Lincoln Avenue turn onto 6th Street, heading northeast. Follow 6th St. and turn right onto Missouri. Follow Missouri to County Road 36, Strawberry Park Rd. After 3 miles the pavement ends, continue another 3.5 miles to the end of the road at Strawberry Park Hot Springs. At the far end of the complex a single track exists. This is the start of trail #1169.
Late May through Late October
(NOTE: trail closed from 11/15)