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Posted on: April 4, 2017

New 2A Buffalo Pass Mountain Bike Trail Naming Contest Unveiled

Ever wonder how particular mountain bike trails received their names. Now you have an opportunity to make history and leave your mark on Routt County by naming the new 2A funded mountain bike trail on Buffalo Pass. Nominations due to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) by May 1st.

Initially dubbed, Buffalo Billy’s, this soon-to-be-named trail is an intermediate level multi-directional trail with great views, runs approximately 5 miles long and features both uphill and downhill traffic. Originating near the Dry Lake campground, it allows riders to bypass the Buffalo Pass Road and was completed in the fall of 2016.  For details, see the trail marked in yellow on adjacent map.

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Submit your trail name along with a short description of why it should be considered on the official naming form to Kent Foster,; or delivered to the USFS office at 925 Weiss Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO; Attention – Kent Foster.

CSS_TMEF_4x6_17-1_Page_1-683x1024_thumb.jpgSubmitted entries will be narrowed down by the USFS to a list of finalists, which will be voted on by the public.  Public voting will take place between May 15 and June 16, 2017. Individuals can cast their vote either online with a donation to the trail maintenance fund at or in person at the USFS office.

The unveiling of the first trail name of the Buffalo Pass trails, constructed in partnership with the City of Steamboat Springs Accommodation Tax, will take place during an anticipated ribbon cutting ceremony currently planned for June 23, 2017.   

Visit, or for trail naming details and restrictions, the trail nomination form and additional information on the contest.
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Kent Foster, U.S. Forest Service – (970) 870-2299 or 
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