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1,259 mi 2,027 km of trail 9 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 58 Trails Intermediate Trails 116 Trails Hard Trails 27 Trails
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gem Favorite The shore of Upper Rainbow Lake.

Rainbow Lake

(1) Steambo…, CO

Featured Hikes in Routt National Forest - 5

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Favorite Looking down on Gilpin Lake from halfway up the pass.
Intermediate/Difficult

Zirkel Circle

10.4 mi 16.8 km • Loop • 2,360 ft Ascent 719.41 m Ascent

(12) Steambo…, CO
Favorite Everything is ALIVE on this awesome route.
Easy/Intermediate

Spring Creek Trail

10.4 mi 16.7 km • Loop • 1,435 ft Ascent 437.4 m Ascent

(13) Steambo…, CO
Favorite The shore of Upper Rainbow Lake.
Intermediate

Rainbow Lake

8.5 mi 13.7 km • Out and Back • 1,376 ft Ascent 419.46 m Ascent

(6) Walden, CO
Favorite The trail weaves in and out of the canopy and on the switchback, peeks out for this clear view of the valley below.
Intermediate

Thunderhead Trail

4.1 mi 6.5 km • Point to Point • 2,110 ft Ascent 643.25 m Ascent

(6) Steambo…, CO
Favorite Heading up the West Branch Trail with trailside blueberries keeping the pace slow.
Intermediate

Carey/Island Lakes Out-and-Back

14.4 mi 23.1 km • Loop • 2,669 ft Ascent 813.41 m Ascent

(3) Red Fea…, CO

Trails in Routt National Forest - 192

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7.0 mi 11.3 km #1Fish Creek Falls Trail
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
7.0 mi 11.3 km Steamboat Springs, CO 20 
8.6 mi 13.9 km #2Rainbow Lake Trail #1130
Intermediate
Walden, CO
Intermediate
8.6 mi 13.9 km Walden, CO
21.1 mi 33.9 km #3CDT: Buffalo Pass to North Lake (CO Sec. 43)
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
21.1 mi 33.9 km Steamboat Springs, CO
6.2 mi 9.9 km #4Mountain View
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
6.2 mi 9.9 km Steamboat Springs, CO
11.8 mi 19.0 km #5Flash of Gold
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
11.8 mi 19.0 km Steamboat Springs, CO
227.7 mi 366.5 km #6Run Rabbit Run 2018/2019 Course
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Difficult
227.7 mi 366.5 km Steamboat Springs, CO
3.8 mi 6.1 km #7Mad Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Easy/Intermediate
3.8 mi 6.1 km Steamboat Springs, CO
5.7 mi 9.1 km #8Gilpin Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
5.7 mi 9.1 km Steamboat Springs, CO
7.3 mi 11.7 km #9Gold Creek Lake Trail
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
7.3 mi 11.7 km Steamboat Springs, CO
5.6 mi 9.1 km #10South Fork Trail #1138
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
5.6 mi 9.1 km Grand Lake, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km #11Sunshine
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Steamboat Springs, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km #12Vista Nature Trail
Easy
Steamboat Springs, CO
Easy
0.8 mi 1.2 km Steamboat Springs, CO
2.7 mi 4.4 km #13Rabbit Ears Peak
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.4 km Steamboat Springs, CO
6.7 mi 10.8 km #14Blue Lake Trail #959
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
6.7 mi 10.8 km Grand Lake, CO
1.3 mi 2.2 km #15Hahns Peak Trail #1158
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Difficult
1.3 mi 2.2 km Steamboat Springs, CO
3.9 mi 6.4 km #16Bear Creek Trail
Intermediate
Walden, CO
Intermediate
3.9 mi 6.4 km Walden, CO
2.7 mi 4.3 km #17Hot Spring Trail
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.3 km Steamboat Springs, CO
7.2 mi 11.5 km #18West Branch Trail #960
Easy
Red Feather Lakes, CO
Easy
7.2 mi 11.5 km Red Feather Lakes, CO
12.2 mi 19.6 km #19Sarvis Creek Trail #1105
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
12.2 mi 19.6 km Steamboat Springs, CO
15.6 mi 25.1 km #20Wyoming Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
15.6 mi 25.1 km Steamboat Springs, CO

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