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Posted on: May 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] NPR Flows Back Into Shape Through Partnership

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-May 19, 2021-Emerald Mountain’s only downhill flow trail and a local treasure, No Pedaling Required (NPR), will be getting a lot of love during a multi-week rehabilitation project designed to return natural features back to original form. 

“Last summer was tough on all our trails,” said Parks, Open Space & Trails Manager Craig Robinson. “We’re fortunate to be able to team up with a bunch of great local organizations and volunteers to restore NPR back to what made it a favorite.” 

Due to severe drought and increased usage, significant work is required to refurbish trail features that were badly eroded throughout the season. Dirt will be imported to bring features like berms and jumps back to original standards, making the trail fun and enjoyable again. Work will begin this week and is scheduled to last about three weeks running into June. 

Maintenance will begin at the top of the trail, moving downhill one section at a time with closures in that specific work zone.  Please be aware of closures and stay out of work zones. Blackmer trail users will see increased traffic as equipment and dirt is brought in. 

Funding for the project is being provided through a generous community donor, the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund, Routt County Riders (RCR), and the City of Steamboat Springs. Dirt is being donated by Native Excavating and Alpine Mountain Ranch. 

Conservation Trails, led by Aryeh Copa, has been contracted to complete the work through an agreement between the city and RCR. City staff will partner with RCR to oversee and manage the project. 


Craig Robinson, Parks, Open Space and Trails Manager, 970.871.7034 or email
Jenny Carey, Open Space and Trails Supervisor, 970.871.7014 or email 
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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