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2020 Emerald Mountain Epic presented by Honey Stinger Marathon and MTB

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The Emerald Mountain Epic provides a challenging backcountry loop showcasing some of Steamboat's finest singletrack!


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Map Key

27.1

Miles

43.7

KM

90%

Singletrack

8,213' 2,503 m

High

6,716' 2,047 m

Low

3,180' 969 m

Up

3,155' 962 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Overview

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.

Emerald Mountain Epic's mission is to host Steamboat's premier singletrack race experience. We are a charity event that challenges racers to compete at their personal best while promoting safety, fun, camaraderie and community.

Description

You can expect singletrack...lots of it. Beginning at the Howelsen Hill Ski Area in the heart of Steamboat Springs, the course takes an extended tour deep into the beautiful backcountry of Routt County before returning to the transition/finish area. Racers wind through open meadows, aspen forests and wild sage gardens offering incredible views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. It is a 50+ mile race composed of two 26.2-mile loops, 100% on dirt and 90% on singletrack.

The full marathon course is identical to one lap of the mountain bike course, which is approximately 26.2 miles. The same open meadows, aspen forests and wild sage gardens offer incredible views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.

The half marathon course does not include Ridge Trail, Cow Creek or Beall Trail.

History & Background

The Emerald Mountain Epic was known as the Steamboat Stinger from 2011-2019.

Contacts

Shared By:

Eli Campbell

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Steeps to start on Stairway to Heaven
Jun 25, 2014 near Steambo…, CO
Awesome flow on MGM
Jun 24, 2014 near Steambo…, CO
Pedaling the upper reaches of Beall.  Open meadows and awesome views!
Jul 10, 2013 near Steambo…, CO
LUPINE TO LITTLE MOAB  |  STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO
Nov 19, 2019 near Steambo…, CO
Great views of the Steamboat ski area from Ricky's Ridge
Jun 24, 2014 near Steambo…, CO
Emerald Meadows is fabulous!
Jun 24, 2014 near Steambo…, CO

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