The U.S. Forest Service, the City of Steamboat Springs and the 2A Trails Committee will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 23, to officially open and unveil the name of the newest trail on Buffalo Pass.
The special event will take place at 12PM at the start of the new trail, which was constructed in partnership with the City of Steamboat Springs Accommodation Tax. Participants are asked to meet in the Dry Lake Trailhead parking lot and the group will walk to the trail for the ceremony.
The US Forest Service along with the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund through the Yampa Valley Community Foundation conducted a contest to name the new trail. Nominations were submitted and four finalists were selected including Spring Creek Highland, Painter’s Pathway, Flash of Gold and SunDog. One of these entries will officially be announced as the new trail name during the ribbon cutting.
The 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 users 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.
Voting on the new trail name continues through June 16th at http://www.yvcf.org/trails
or in person at the US Forest Service office, 925 Weiss Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.
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Kent Foster, U.S. Forest Service, 970-870-2299 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Winnie DelliQuadri, City of Steamboat Springs, 970-871-8257 or email@example.com