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Slash Pile Burning On Emerald Mountain

Smoke may be visible soon near Steamboat, as firefighters will be burning the remaining slash piles on Emerald  Mountain over the coming weeks. The burns could start this week, if weather and ground conditions allow. Once started, the burn process is expected to continue for Continue reading

Tree Removal Underway On Emerald Mountain

Seasonal hazardous tree mitigation work is underway on Emerald Mountain near Steamboat. Crews will focus their efforts near the Morning Gloria trail area, with the goal of removing as many dead and dying trees as possible. This is the final phase of the tree mitigation project that Continue reading

Slash Pile Burning On Emerald Mountain

Slash pile burning will start as early as Tuesday on Emerald Mountain near Steamboat. Steamboat Springs Fire and Rescue will work with Routt County Emergency Services to conduct the burns, weather permitting. Smoke will be visible Continue reading

Emerald Mountain Trails Open This Weekend

The Spring Creek Trail on Emerald Mountain will open this weekend for recreational use, weather permitting. Some trails in that area may remain closed, as they are still too wet and muddy. People recreating in the area Continue reading

Vandals Must Pay More Than $100K in Restitution

Two men responsible for vandalizing the parking lot in the Cow Creek area on the backside of Emerald Mountain in 2015, have been ordered to pay more than $100 thousand in restitution payments to the contractors who by contract were required to redo their work on the project, which was nearly Continue reading

Emerald Mountain Closure

emerald-mountain-300A majority of Emerald Mountain will be closed either tomorrow, Friday or Monday to allow the City of Steamboat to continue removing beetle kill trees from the area. A helicopter will be utilized during the one day closure to assist with tree removal. Additional details on the project Continue reading

Trail Closures On Emerald Mountain

emerald-mountain-300A number of trails are closed on Emerald Mountain to allow the City of Steamboat to continue the removal of beetle kill trees in the area. Root Canal, Upper and Middle Stairway to Heaven and No Mo’Bluez will all be closed through October, to allow the project to be completed. Additional closures Continue reading

Trails Closed Due To Vandalism

SteamboatThe Emerald Mountain Trailhead near Steamboat is closed, and will remain so until the beginning of July to allow the BLM to repair damage to a restroom and parking lot on Cow Creek Road. The damage was the result of vandals and the cost of repairs is estimated at Continue reading

BLM Opens Emerald Mountain Trail

emerald-mountain-300The Ridge/Beall Trailhead is now open at the Emerald Mountain Special Recreation Management Area located in Steamboat Springs.   The Trailhead, which is located one mile off County Road 33 on CR 45, was built through a partnership with the city of Continue reading