2 miles
Distance
27 ft
Climb
-670 ft
Descent
00:14:32
Avg time

Lupine Details

  • Riding Area
    Emerald Mountain
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #19350 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of Steamboat Springs

A beautiful trail that zig zags up Emerald Mountain through the Oaks and higher up you get to the aspens. The trail isn't easy the entire way, there are a few rock gardens, and one turn in particular that takes some real skill to clean. The rocks are sharp an spaced out enough to catch your pedals.

As you get higher up the trail switchbacks go to the edge of the ridge, so each turn often has a really beautiful view of the valley. Each turn gets better as you get higher. Once you pass the main rocky section, it is easier as you get to the top.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lupine bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -643 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,032 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,679 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,675 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,032 ft
  • Grade
    -5.997%
  • Grade max
    -85.823%
  • Grade min
    14.766%
  • Distance climb
    791 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    808 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:27
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Status:
on Nov 27, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Lupine Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Nov 27, 2018 @ 7:22am
      Nov 27, 2018
      reporter
      Aug 12, 2017 @ 8:31am
      Aug 12, 2017
      Sep 2, 2016 @ 11:00pm
      Sep 2, 2016
      Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:00am
      Aug 31, 2016
      TRAIL CLOSURES: August 31 – September 2: One full day closure of the entire Emerald Mountain Trail System while helicopter logging removal in...
      Jun 5, 2016 @ 12:06pm
      Jun 5, 2016
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 380 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 29, 2018 @ 5:34pm
      Sep 29, 2018
      Lupine, Steamboat Springs
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      Sep 29, 2018 @ 5:34pm
      Sep 29, 2018
      Lupine, Steamboat Springs
      8 |
      Sep 29, 2018 @ 5:34pm
      Sep 29, 2018
      Lupine, Steamboat Springs
      10 |
      Sep 29, 2018 @ 5:34pm
      Sep 29, 2018
      Lupine, Steamboat Springs

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