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The Emerald Mountain Epic 10-Mile provides a quick loop showcasing some of Steamboat's finest singletrack!


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10.3

Miles

16.6

KM

95%

Singletrack

8,216' 2,504 m

High

6,716' 2,047 m

Low

1,548' 472 m

Up

1,527' 465 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

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. In our Virtual Event options, we are offering shorter distances than our typical race routes, including a 10-mile option.

Description

You can expect singletrack….lots of it. The typical race starts 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.

For the first time, we are offering 10-mile and 10k options in 2020!

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Shared By:

Eli Campbell

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Photos

Steeps to start on Stairway to Heaven
Jun 25, 2014 near Steambo…, CO
Quarry Mountain climbs to the top of Emerald Mountain through big aspens
Jun 25, 2014 near Steambo…, CO
Awesome flow on MGM
Jun 24, 2014 near Steambo…, CO
NPR  |  We go fast then Alex drops me like a hot potato.
Nov 12, 2018 near Steambo…, CO
Running laps on NPR trail of the Emerald Mountain Pedal Bike Park.
Jul 22, 2023 near Steambo…, CO
Aspens along MGM trail
Oct 11, 2017 near Steambo…, CO

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