Connecting the Community to Conservation: Emerald Mountain Trail System

Land Conservation and Public Access Converge to Establish World-Class Singletrack Trail Network on Emerald Mountain   Despite lingering snow showers, the spring melt is in full swing in the Yampa Valley.  Now that winter operations have ceased at Steamboat Ski Resort, mountain bike enthusiasts are itching to get their tires back in the dirt at […]

Emerald Mountain North: 586-Acre Expansion of Howelsen Hill Open Space and Recreation Area

Howelsen Hill and Emerald Mountain, the extraordinary gems creating the backdrop to the City of Steamboat Springs, are much loved by all of those that live, work, visit and play in the beautiful Yampa River Valley.  In an area where outdoor recreation is king and the protection of open land resources reigns as the top […]

South Howelsen Hill Recreation Area and Open Space Acquisition

In December 2008, the City of Steamboat Springs acquired 35 acres straddling the Yampa River on the south side of Emerald Mountain, near Steamboat Springs.  Yampa Valley Land Trust, Routt County, the City of Steamboat Springs and Great Outdoors Colorado combined efforts to preserve this open-space for public recreation, including biking, hiking, and wildlife viewing […]