Steamboat Bike Guides – Mountain Biking

Book the Best Trail Experience in Steamboat Springs

With permitting from the city of Steamboat Springs, we can serve up a complete mountain biking experience for beginner riders on up to experts. We have our own fleet of rental bikes, a team of local guides, and include the time to advance plan the ride for you and your group. Emerald mountain offers a range of trails with beautiful views of the Yampa Valley and a convenient start/finish from downtown.

Why include a local guide with your rental? Our team of Steamboat Bike Guides deliver expert route navigation, carry first aid supplies and training, along with adding a local connection to your ride. Plus we can add a touch of instruction, at your request. Whether you are visiting Steamboat and want to maximize your trail time, or if you are a local wanting a fun and safe introduction to local riding, we would love to work with you.

Mountain bike rentals are available starting at @ $75/day with guided rides starting at $150 for one rider up to 2 hours. Additional services we offer include delivery & pickup, GoPro cameras, and at no charge include helmet and pedals. View our full rental equipment offering here.

Included with all Mountain Bike Rentals

  • Appropriately equipped mountain bike for emerald mountain trails with flat or clip-in pedals
  • Basic tool kit for minor adjustments
  • 2 water bottle cages
  • Loaner helmet if needed
  • Route suggestions and conditions report

Make it a Private Guided Experience

  • We plan the ideal route ahead of your ride with a scheduled start time of your choice
  • Expert and friendly local guide will navigate you safely across the route
  • Ride snacks to keep everyone from ‘bonking’
  • Permitted routes on singletrack and doubletrack across Emerald mountain
  • Tips and instruction provided at your request
  • Fully private for you, your crew, or family*

*Maximum group size for guided experiences is 4 riders and minimum age is 16. A guide gratuity is suggested if you have an excellent outing with your guide.


  • Late arrivals and early departures are not eligible for any refunds
  • If we deem weather conditions to be adverse for guided activities we will do our best to notify you in advance and offer a rescheduled time.
  • View our cancellation policies here

Required Gear

For all rentals and guided experiences we will provide the latest weather and trail conditions before you head out, so you can prepare accordingly. Here is a general suggested checklist of gear ahead of your ride:

  • Bike appropriate clothing that will regulate your temperature and wick away sweat (no cotton)
  • Rain jacket or wind breaker
  • Bike gloves
  • Small backpack or fanny pack to carry essentials and shed your clothing layers if you get warm
  • Sunglasses
  • Energy snacks & water
  • Sunscreen and lip balm

Required Fitness and Experience

We work hard to accommodate all levels of riders, however for an enjoyable experience riders should come prepared for some amount of strenuous riding, variable weather, and terrain challenges. We do our best to asses your riding ability and needs in advance of booking, so be sure to let us know if there is anything we should be aware of with your riding experience. Also note Steamboat is at a high altitude, which can greatly impact the level of difficulty vs what you might experience at lower elevations.

Book your Emerald Mountain Bike Experience