26.2 miles
Distance
3,447 ft
Climb
-3,442 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
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The Emerald Mountain Epic, formerly known as the Steamboat Stinger, provides a challenging backcountry race experience showcasing some of Steamboat Springs’ finest singletrack. The race benefits two local nonprofits: Partners in Routt County and Routt County Riders.

Detailed Description
2020 Emerald Mountain Epic presented by Honey Stinger Marathon and MTB Lap is a 26 mile intermediate race route located near Steamboat Springs Colorado. This mountain bike primary route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 3,447 ft with a max elevation of 8,210 ft then descends -3,442 ft.
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5 Reviews & Comments

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Rick4kvvp1 (Jul 8, 2022 at 21:08)
Best climbing trail I’ve ever ridden. The folks who designed this trail deserve beers and lots of them. Just enough incline to get your heart pumping but if you’re in decent shape there’s a good chance you’ll get to the top without needing a break. Nice narrow singletrack and great scenery.
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Bslice (Sep 20, 2020 at 8:01)
The perfect climb trail: mostly hard-packed dirt with a technical section or two per mile that keep things interesting. Gets you to the top without destroying your legs!
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Kifitz10 (Jul 22, 2020 at 8:30)
So fun! I went on this trail from the previous comment and did an out and back, highly recommend! The down is super fun, you can go really fast and the views are beautiful
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provin1327 (Aug 13, 2019 at 9:57)
This trail is amazing! Huge props to the trail builders. The grade is perfect for a long smooth climb and the terrain is nuts! Aspens, ferns, roots and flowers everywhere! It's like a jungle in the middle of Colorado. I only climbed it but would definitely descend if I had another chance.
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13-ball (Aug 12, 2018 at 12:06)
Trail Root Canal
In no way should this trail be categorized as a black diamond.
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday August 8, 2020
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    66
More Stats for 2020 Emerald Mountain Epic presented by Honey Stinger Marathon and MTB Lap mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,717 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,721 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,726 ft
  • Grade max
    -29.3%
  • Grade min
    39.3%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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