One of the more exhilarating loops found in in the Steamboat Springs area, the Mad Creek /Red Dirt loop offers a sometimes rocky climb out of the Mad Creek.
Jennifer Broome hikes the Mad Creek Trail in Steamboat Springs. Steamboat Springs is home to some great hiking and mountain biking trails.
It starts from the well-marked, large Mad Creek trailhead, and takes riders along the creek past an historic old barn to the Mount Zirkel Wilderness boundary. 39830 Mad Creek Rd Gates