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Posted on: September 20, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Fall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for Buffalo Pass

Set among the colorful fall foliage on Buffalo Pass, the U.S. Forest Service, the City of Steamboat Springs and the 2A Trails Committee will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, September 23 at noon to officially open several new trails and additional trail extensions.  

The special event will take place at 12PM in the vicinity of Dry Lake near the base of the Bear Tree Ridge (BTR) Trail. Participants are asked to meet in the Dry Lake Trailhead parking lot and the group will walk or ride to the trail for the ceremony. 

The new trails and extensions that will be dedicated during the ceremony include:
  • BTR – approximately 2.0 miles
  • Two loops near Dry Lake to complement the Panorama Trail - 1 mile and 0.8 mile respectively, names to be determined
  • Upper Grouse – approximately 2.0 miles – advanced technical trail for the more aggressive rider
  • Flash of Gold Completion – additional 6 miles of trail ending near the summit of Buffalo Pass
The Buffalo Pass Trails project is a partnership between a number of local organizations including Routt County Riders (who did the majority of trail work), Bike Town USA, City of Steamboat Springs, Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) and the U.S. Forest Service.   

This is a City of Steamboat Springs 2A Project – funded with the accommodations tax. In November of 2013 the voters of Steamboat Springs approved a portion of the municipal accommodations tax to develop trails. Over ten years, there will be a $5.1 million dollar investment in the trail infrastructure in Steamboat Springs.   

Individuals looking to invest in the maintenance of local trails can contribute to the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund, administered by the YVCF.  This fund provides a permanent endowment supporting specific non-motorized trail and trailhead maintenance projects on public lands in Routt and Moffat Counties. Find out more at

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Kent Foster, U.S. Forest Service, 970.870.2299, 
Winnie DelliQuadri, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8257,
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