When visiting Steamboat, there are endless amounts of hikes all over the county. Whether you’re around Steamboat, checking out North Routt, or hanging in the Soutt Routt Flat Tops, there are no shortage of great hikes. Quick family hikes to rugged outdoor loops, we have compiled three of our favorite hikes around Steamboat Springs.
Fish Creek Falls – Steamboat Springs
Just a short drive from downtown Steamboat, this is the perfect family-friendly hike. A short 1/4-mile walk down a gravel path is a pristine view of the lower falls. In the spring, these falls roar with snow melt off, while winter calls for ice climbing up the waterfall. For the more acquainted family, you may take the more adventurous to Upper Fish Creek Falls and Long Lake. This trail tends to be busy on weekends, so plan your trip to Fish Creek Falls accordingly to enjoy a more serene hike.
Hot Springs Trail – North Routt & Clark
From downtown Steamboat Springs, head west and take a right onto Routt County Road 129/Elk River Road and follow it for about 5 miles. Once you arrive at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, visit the front desk for access to the springs. Strawberry Park Hot Springs are private; admission is charged to access the springs. These 104 degree pools is perfect for a relaxing soak after your hike, is family friendly, and located in a beautiful spot.
Devil’s Causeway – South Routt & Flat Tops
Located about 1.5 hours South of Steamboat Springs, this hike is well worth the drive. For the more experienced hiker, this unique location includes a slim, at times 3ft food wide, trek across the ridge of the Flat Tops. Either shoot for the 10 mile loop, or hit the Causeway and back for a quick 5.6 miles. Not for the faint of heart, this hike is a high bucket-lister, and one that is loved by locals.
There are endless amounts of hikes all over the county that are great for any level of experience. Whether you’re around Steamboat, checking out North Routt, or hanging in the Soutt Routt Flat Tops, there is so much beauty to check out. From quick family hikes to rugged outdoor loops, visit Steamboat Springs for the trail of a lifetime.
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