Emerald Mountain

Emerald Mountain, Steamboat Springs: Address, Emerald Mountain Reviews: 4.5/5

Emerald Mountain
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RickyBobbie
Minneapolis, MN364 contributions
Fun multipurpose trail area
Feb 2021
Only a 10-minute drive from Steamboat Springs Ski resort, we hiked here on days when the resort lift lines were too long. Hiking was fun (and challenging if you choose Lane of Payne or Root Canal trails!) and we enjoyed seeing the cross country skiiers, bikers, and snowshoers sharing the trails. Lots of people bring their dogs (mostly off leash but friendly). Free parking on the nearby streets.
Written March 5, 2021
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Lauren Butterfield
Denver, CO531 contributions
Beautiful!
Feb 2020
On Saturday, we did this hike for about 5 miles and didn't need our snow shoes until the last mile or so. The trail is very well maintained, lots of dogs, cross country skiers and plenty of families! Gorgeous views of the ski resort as well as downtown Steamboat. Parking lot isn't too big but you can park on the street!
Written February 25, 2020
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SymnCwl
Memphis, TN1,027 contributions
Worth the hike
Jul 2019 • Couples
For someone coming from sea level, the trails here are pretty steep. However, the views of Steamboat are unparalleled and worth the hike. You don't have to go far to see the views, but the farther you go the better they get!
Written July 29, 2019
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tiburondelnorte
whitewater colorado324 contributions
fun/great place to hike or ride or run or just amble, dog-friendly, too!
May 2019 • Family
actually, we've been here winter (snowshoeing) and summer (hike/run up the "Bluff" trail -- as it is the least steep!) good, no, great views of the whole valley -- almost everyone else on the trail is pretty friendly -- and friendly dogs.
Written May 28, 2019
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Jflo2012
San Jose, CA40 contributions
With Puppy
May 2019 • Couples
A beautiful hike with our puppy. we must have ran into 7 friendly puppies along the way. What a great view at the top. Not too hard of a hike. Next time we are hiking farther. Beautiful sunny day.
Written May 14, 2019
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Tammy W
Sydney, Australia82 contributions
Walked the new T-Bar Trail
Aug 2018 • Family
Amongst the several bike trails, there is a brand new hiking trail which is for hikers only. The trail is a relatively easy uphill walk which ends at the old granite quarry. A perfect place to get a good heart thumping walk.
Written August 28, 2018
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Christina H
Denver, CO233 contributions
Lots of hiking and mountain biking trails
Apr 2018 • Solo
Easy parking, lots of trail heads to start. The views from "The Quarry" which is about 2.5 miles up the dirt road is a nice hike, a little over 5 miles round trip from the parking lot. Lots of locals come here with their dogs unleashed...very friendly and welcoming hike. The view of Steamboat from the top is beautiful and well worth it. There were still large patches of snow in late April but easy to maneuver with sturdy hiking boots.
Written April 27, 2018
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wanderson11793
Wantagh, NY22 contributions
One For the Dogs
Mar 2018 • Friends
A good friend of mine who lives in Steamboat invited me for a hike up Emerald mountain. Accompanying us was her chocolate lab. We began the hike in a snow storm and had prepared by attaching micro cleats to our hiking boots to assist us up the somewhat icy trail. We had gone about a 1/4 mile before she received an urgent call and had to leave me. I wanted to continue on but was concerned having never hiked here before. She assured me I would be fine and left her dog with me who had done the hike numerous times before. So there I was, in a snow storm, hiking further into the wilderness with my new best friend and "guide" dog. Together we made it to the lower summit known as "The Quarry". There is quite an unexpected sheer drop off here which took me by surprise and was quite intense. My new best canine friend safely guided me all the way back to the trail head where my friend ultimately "retrieved" us. Throughout the hike, which was about 5 miles round trip, I encountered several other hikers either cross country skiing or hiking and one even running. Everyone had cool dogs that were just running along unleashed and having a blast in the snow. The trails are well marked except when there is a snowstorm as in my case which starts to blur the trails. This is wilderness so be prepared for that with some essentials in a backpack. I feel very fortunate to have had this experience because this place is really more of a locals' gem and if it were not for my friend who took me there I never would have known about it nor would I have possibly made it back if it were not for her dog!
Written April 5, 2018
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William S
Clinton, NJ275 contributions
Try Snowshoeing in Winter!
Jan 2018 • Couples
My wife and I ventured to Emerald for a wonderful afternoon of snow shoeing along both marked and unmarked trails. It was a bluebird sun day and the snow gleamed in every direction. The paths include some more challenging hills if you desire or open meadow hiking. There are also paths that meander through small stands of trees. Don't miss it!
Written February 4, 2018
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steamboatskigal
Steamboat Springs, CO236 contributions
Love this mountain
Jan 2018 • Family
I love this mountain...whatever time of year - great hiking mountain biking in the summer and great snow shoeing in the winter. There are other winter activities here but I chose to snow show here. There's a lot to offer, no matter what time of year you are here or what activity you choose!
Written January 21, 2018
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