National Trails Day to be celebrated by building new trail on Emerald |

National Trails Day to be celebrated by building new trail on Emerald

The city of Steamboat Springs open space and trails crew will celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2 by helping to build a new trail on Emerald Mountain.

Following the path cleared in 1940 for the ski lift up Emerald Mountain, the T-Bar Trail will start at Blackmere Drive above the Orton Trail and gain about 900 vertical feet in a mile before ending at the Blair Witch Trail. On Saturday, trail crews and volunteers will add water diversion features, install trail signage and enhance the unofficial T-Bar Trail.

Once work is completed, the new trail, specifically for hiking and horseback users, will officially join the city’s trail system.

Volunteers should meet at the Blackmere Trailhead at 9 a.m. Saturday and bring gloves, hat, water and sturdy shoes. The city will provide a light breakfast, and volunteers can expect to work until 1 p.m. Trail equipment will be provided.

Volunteers are asked to RSVP to Jenny Carey, open space and trails coordinator at 970-871-7014.

National Trails Day, held the first Saturday in June, promotes awareness of the wide variety of benefits trails provide, encourages people to discover their local trials, raises awareness of trail issues and instills excitement for the outdoors.

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