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Posted on: May 30, 2018

[ARCHIVED] National Trails Day Celebrated By Building New Trail

T-Bar Trail

Join the City of Steamboat Springs Open Space & Trails crew on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 2, and celebrate this special day by helping build a new trail on Emerald Mountain.


“What better way to get outside on this day and make a lasting impression in the community?” said Jenny Carey, City of Steamboat Springs Open Space & Trails Coordinator. “Your efforts will result in an amenity that will be enjoyed for years to come!”


Following the path cleared in 1940 for the ski lift up Emerald Mountain, the T-Bar Trail would start from Blackmere Drive above the Orton Trail and gain around 900 vertical feet in a mile before ending at the Blair Witch Trail.

As part of National Trail Day this Saturday, trail crews and volunteers will add water diversion features, install trail signage and enhance the unofficial T-Bar Trail. Once work is completed, the new trail, specifically for hiking and horseback users, will officially join the city’s trail system.

National Trails Day, held the first Saturday in June, promotes awareness of the wide variety of benefits that trails provide, encourages people to discover their local trials, raises awareness of trail issues and instills excitement for the outdoors.

The City of Steamboat Springs features more than 55 miles of trails and 2,500 acres of open space ranging in size from less than 10 acres to the 880 acre Spring Creek Mountain Preserve. Emerald Mountain offers over 24 miles of non-motorized multi-use recreational trails. In addition, Parks & Recreation manages 29 park sites, totaling more than 1,000 acres that include six mineral springs, two skate parks, 10 playgrounds, three volleyball courts, and 22 athletic fields.




Jenny Carey, Open Space & Trails Coordinator, 970.871.7014 or email

Emily Hines, Marketing Coordinator, 970.879.4300 or email

Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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