Late summer is upon us here in the Yampa Valley. As dry conditions continue across all of the greater Rockies and temperatures persist above average this summer, the mountain has offered many a much needed escape into the shaded tree-lined trails and activities at cooler high elevations. We took a look into escaping the heat this weekend by getting out into the full 18-hole Disc-Golf course on the mountain as well as the multi-use Creekside Trial.

Sonja Blumoff heads out on Creekside Trail

Creekside trail is a great escape with easy access to hiking along burgess creek. Both the Pioneer and Creekside trails are accessed from near the top of the Zig Zag trail. If accessing lower Creekside trailhead from Burgess Creek road, just be alert for down trail biking traffic on this multi-use trail.

Vicente Katz on Creekside Trail
Sonja Blumoff exploring Upper Creekside Trail
Vicente Katz on Lower Creekside
Sonja Blumoff in the forested shades of Lower Creekside Trail

Steamboat offers a full 18-hole disc-golf course on the lower mountain accessible from the Zig Zag hiking trail and the service road. The course switchbacks between the base of Thunderhead lift and Bashor lift. Highlights include short tight technical shots through wooded, hilly terrain and natural obstacles.

Kiefer Mergen Tallies a Throw on the Disc Golf course
A Moose casually strolls across Bashor Bowl on the Disc Golf Course
Overlooking Wildfire skies from the Disc Golf course

With ever-changing conditions and regulations related to COVID-19, please make sure to read Steamboat Resort’s Coronavirus Information page before planning your visit.