Emerald Mountain Front Side

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Emerald Mountain Front Side

Emerald Mountain (Front Side) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"As a skiing hill, Emerald Mountain, also known as Howelsen Hill, has been the proving ground for more than eighty-eight Olympians, fifteen members of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame, and six members of the National Ski Hall of Fame, and has sent more skiers to international competition than any other area in the nation.

As a mountain biking hill, Emerald Mountain offers great singletrack riding immediately accessible from downtown Steamboat Springs."

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Trail Information

Steamboat Springs
Nearby City
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
Improved dirt road, doubletrack, and singletrack. The terrain includes sandy and rocky sections, creek crossings, and hardpacked dirt through meadows and aspen and fir forests.
1-1.5 hours
Hiking, Horseback Riding
Additional Use
Routt County Riders, Steamboat Springs; Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce; Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emerson St., Craig 81625-1129; (970) 826-5000.
Local Contacts
USGS Steamboat Springs; Trails Illustrated map #118; Steamboat Springs, Rabbit Ears Pass; City of Steamboat Springs Emerald Mountain Trail Network map available online at; area trail maps available online at; Emerald Mountain Special Recreation Management Area trails map available by calling (970) 8265000; DeLorme: Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 26 A-2, A-3.
Local Maps

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