Hiking in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Hiking in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs is a biking and hiking mecca. There is a trail for every ability and every adventure. The Steamboat Ski area as well as the Routt National Forest offer miles and miles of trails, each with its own spectacular beauty, from wildflower-filled meadows and mountain streams to gorgeous mountain peaks.

Over 40 miles of hiking and biking trails have been developed throughout Steamboat Ski Resort, and everyone from beginner to expert is sure to find their favorite trail. Whether you want to take the gondola up the mountain and enjoy the ride down or embark on the challenge of riding up the mountain, the spectacular views, wildlife encounters, and sheer beauty will keep you entertained.

All the local bike shops have trail maps and can suggest their favorite trail, either in town or in the surrounding area. They also offer supplies and guide books to help you on your adventure. In addition, there are rentals available at Ski Haus, Orange Peel Bicycle Service, and Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare.

Popular Hiking Trails:

Fish Creek Falls Trail

A local favorite, this short hike takes you to Fish Creek Falls. Or, you can continue on to the second falls or even further up to Long Lake. Begin your hike from Fish Creek Falls Road.

Spring Creek Long Trail – Easy to Moderate

Beginning in town, at the intersection of Maple and Amethyst, this 8 mile trail follows Spring Creek up through the canyon. There are numerous creek crossings, beautiful views, and in the spring you’re sure to get your feet wet! The trail ends at Dry Lake Campground on Buffalo Pass Road. 1200-foot elevation gain

Rabbit Ears Pass

This are offers wonderful hiking opportunities. The wildflowers are abundant and there are many alpine lakes to view on several different day hikes. Go east on Hwy 40 to West Summit, Walton Peak Parking Lot of Dumont Lake

Spring Creek Short Trail – Easy

This 4 mile trail is an easy stroll over rolling hills, past ponds and picnic areas, and along the Spring Creek. It begins in town at the intersections of Maple and Amethyst. 200-foot elevation gain