Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Steamboat Gravel Camp

Steamboat Gravel Camp

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DestinationSteamboat, Colorado
Duration4 days | 3 nights
DatesThursday – Sunday
June 20 – 23, 2024
June 27 – 30, 2024

Start Town:  Steamboat, CO.
Finish Town:  Steamboat, CO.
Airport:  Denver (DIA) | Hayden (HDN)

Distance125 to 225 miles
Total Ascent6,000 ft. to 13,000 ft. plus 
Daily Mileage40 to 65 miles plus

• Rabbit Ears Motel
• Book Your Own

• $695 – Base Camp
• $1275 – 3 Nights Lodging (dbl occ)


Based out of our hometown of Steamboat Springs, you quickly discover why northwest Colorado is becoming a world-class gravel cycling destination. Veloscapes owner JR Thompson has been riding the dirt roads around Steamboat for over 30 years, and his passion for these roads shines throughout the camp.

Our Steamboat Gravel Camp focuses on showing you the area’s premier gravel routes!
Each day’s supported featured ride typically allows riders a few different route options, from 40 miles to 80 plus miles. Enjoy Veloscapes vehicle support providing mechanical/ride assistance, a local guide riding with the group, and plenty of energy products, snacks, and drinks available throughout the ride!

Join us!


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Welcome to Steamboat

Steamboat Shakedown Ride

Day 1
Day's Overview

• 20 miles
• 1443 ft. climbing

Welcome to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, home to some of the finest gravel roads on the planet — or so we hear… We can get you checked-in, help to get your bikes ready to ride, and gear-up for a shakedown ride.

We kick-off our Steamboat Gravel Camp with a classic local loop and get our first taste of rural Routt County and some of the area’s dirt roads.

Airport Plus Loop
•  20 miles
•  1443 ft. climbing


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North Routt

Moots Ranch Rally Inspired

Day 2
Day's Overview

• 40 – 60 miles
• 2053 – 4383 ft. climb

Today’s ride rolls through some of Routt County’s most inspiring gravel roads. We ride many of the same roads used in both the Moots Ranch Rally and SBT GRVL events.

1. Sleeping Giant
2. Giant Emerald

•  43 to 65 mile options

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Oak Creek to Steamboat

A Taste of South Routt

Day 3
Day's Overview

• 43 – 80 miles
• 2543 – 5543 ft. climb

The Queen Stage of our camp travels south of Steamboat to the town of Oak Creek. With the Flat Top Mountains looming above we get a tast of “South Routt Gravel,” and make our way back towards Steamboat. Riders can choose from a few different finishing options. 

A Taste of South Routt

• 40 to 80 mile options

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Steamboat Perimeter

Emerald Mountain Circuit

Day 4
Day's Overview

• 30 – 43 miles
• 2244 – 3243 ft. climb

With an earlier Sunday morning departure planned we ride one of Steamboat’s classic mixed-terrain routes called the Emerald Mountain Circuit. This 30 mile route can be planned to get back to your lodging for a shower before check out, or with the option to do the full route of 45 miles and explore one more pocket of Steamboat’s Champagne Gravel before you go. 

Emeral Circuit
Emeral Circit with a taste of the 14 Extreme

•30 to 43 miles
• 2244 – 3243 climbing


Whats Included:

  • A daily featured ride with multiple distances to choose from
  • Veloscapes team vehicle supporting each day’s ride
  • Daily camp staging area at Rabbit Ears Motel
  • A local cycling guide riding with the group
  • A professional-level bike mechanic
  • Detailed daily route sheets
  • Aid stations during the rides providing honey stinger energy products, pb&j, fresh fruit, veggies, nuts, snacks and drinks!
  • Veloscapes professional support and local insight!

What's Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Meals (however, friday night dinner is included)
  • Transportation

Trip Options:

  • Book your own lodging
  • Single room occ.
  • Bike rentals
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bike packing & shipping

The rural dirt roads surrounding Steamboat Springs offer some of the best gravel riding in Colorado, and Steamboat’s vibe and western hospitality is one-of-a-kind. We’ve designed a gravel camp that provides a nice balance of professional support and local guides with the ability for individual-minded-riders to choose from different daily mileage options.

~ JR Thompson | Owner of Veloscapes


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