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Emerald Mountain Back Side

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Emerald Mountain Back Side

Emerald Mountain (Back Side) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Emerald Mountain delivers the mountain biking goods right in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs. Serving up its own versions of lunch-loop riding, the mountain boasts myriad stellar single-and doubletrack trails for all skill levels.

But whereas the mountain’s front side (aka Howelsen Hill), distinguished by its ski jumps and lifts, is more readily accessible from Steamboat’s downtown area, the mountain also boasts a burgeoning trail system on its back side. The back side of Emerald Mountain (aka Quarry Mountain) stands in relief to the more populated trails of the front side."

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Trail Information

Steamboat Springs
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
16.1
Distance
2,196 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Hard-packed, flowy singletrack that weaves through bramble oak, open meadows, aspen, and mixed conifer forests.
Terrain
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1-1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hiking
Additional Use
Routt County Riders, Steamboat Springs; www.routtcountyriders.org Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emerson St., Craig 81625; (970) 826-5000.
Local Contacts
USGS Steamboat Springs and Cow Creek; Trails Illustrated map #118: Steamboat Springs, Rabbit Ears Pass; area trail maps available online at https://issuu.com/steamboatpilot/docs/bike_guide_web_use; Emerald Mountain Special Recreation Management Area trails map available by calling (970) 8265000; DeLorme: Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 26 A-2.
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