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Steamboat Lake State Park Touring Center

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Owner/Operator: 
Colorado State Parks
Years of Operation: 
10
Trail Distance (km): 
15
Easy (Beginner) %: 
70
Moderate (Intermediate) %: 
30
Difficult (Expert) %: 
0
Season Start: 
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Season End: 
Friday, March 20, 2015
Food: 
Available at area restaurants
Sports Shop: 
In Steamboat Springs
Rentals: 
Available in Steamboat Springs at Steamboat Ski Touring Center 879-8180 and Ski Haus 879-0835.
Lessons: 
Not available through the park
Other Amenities: 
Park visitor center features book and maps sales as well as educational displays. Camping available for hardside units during the winter. There is no water or dump station during the winter, fires only if you bring your own self contained firepit.
Season Pass: 
$70.00
Day Pass: 
$7.00
Town Challenge: 
Yes
Directions: 

1. The junction of Pine Grove Rd and US 40 is at the first traffic light as you come into Steamboat Springs from the East on US 40. Ski Haus is on the south-east corner of the intersection.

2. Continue North on Highway 40 about 1 mile until it curves left (going West) and becomes Lincoln Avenue.

3. Travel West on US 40 through downtown Steamboat Springs for about 4 miles until you come to County Road 129. 

4. Turn right (North) on County Road 129 and drive 25 miles (go past Clark) to the Steamboat Lake Visitor Center located on the left side of the road. The Visitor Center is just past Hahn's Peak Village.

5. Park at the visitor center to get information and pick up a parks pass. Passes are available after hours from the self-service dispenser near the front door of the building. Park behind the building and access the trails from there ... you will love this quiet and scenic area!

Description: 

The Steamboat Lake State Park Touring Center is located at over 8000 feet of elevation and offers some of the best early and late season snow in the area. Located within the boundaries of the park the touring center is nestled between Hahn's Peak and Sand Mountain just 40
minutes North of Steamboat Springs.

The area is officially open by the weekend before Christmas but trails are usually groomed a week or two earlier (depending on conditions). Trail users are required to purchase a daily parks pass, which is $7.00 per vehicle. Passes are available at the park visitor center or from the self-service station during the evenings. Dogs are allowed but must be on a 6-foot leash at all times. The leash law is strictly enforced so opt to ski the National Forest trails if you want your dog to run.

The touring center features 15 kilometers of groomed trails and all trails are groomed at least twice per week. Most of the terrain in the area is beginner and intermediate but there are a few more challenging runs as well. If you enjoy well groomed trails, breathtaking views, and no crowds you will love this area.

Ski rentals are available in Steamboat Springs.

All grooming at the park is provided by the Steamboat Lake Snow Club, a local non-profit. Meals are available in the area at the Clark Store Deli, Glen Eden, Hahn's Peak Cafe, and Hahn's Peak Road House. Rental cabins are available from the Marina call 970-879-7019. Yurts are also available at the park. Contact the park at (970) 879-3922 for additional information.

No ski or snow shoe rentals are available at the park so bring your gear with you from town.

Address: 

Steamboat Lake State Park
P.O. Box 750
Clark, CO 80428

Phone: 
970-879-3922
Email: 
steamboat.lake@state.co.us
Website: 
http://parks.state.co.us/parks/steamboatlake
Snow Shoe: 
A marked 1.5 mile snowshoe trail offers fantastic views of the Steamboat Lake area.
Pets: 
Yes, on leash ONLY! Please clean up after pets.