Steamboat Springs As each day passes and the sun keeps shining, more mountain biking trails around Steamboat Springs continue to open.
In addition to Hot Springs Creek, Mad Creek and Lower Bear Trail, many more trails on Emerald Mountain have opened. The only trails not open on Emerald are Stairway to Heaven, Abby's, Root Canal and the right side of the Forest Loop.
The trails still closed are designated by signs.
"Things are shaping up well," said Gretchen Sehler, Routt County Riders Trail Coordinator. "It's one of the earliest openings on Emerald I've ever seen. With over 400 inches of snow I think it was a combination of things. The wind we had this spring helped dry things out and the rain we got helped melt the snow."
Loryn Kasten, public relations manager for Steamboat Ski Area, previously said she didn't expect trails on the mountain to open before June 1. Kasten could not be reached Wednesday morning.