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Gems in Routt National Forest - 1

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gem Favorite The shore of Upper Rainbow Lake.

Rainbow Lake

(2) Steambo…, CO

Recommended Routes in Routt National Forest - 1

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Favorite Intermittent glimpses toward the 12,000' peaks above Island and Carey Lakes.
Intermediate/Difficult

Carey/Island Lakes Out-and-Back

14.4 mi 23.1 km 2,669' Up 813.41 m Up 2,669' Down 813.39 m Down

Red Fea…, CO

Routt National Forest Hiking

  • 659 Miles 1,060 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 24 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 80 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 25 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Routt National Forest - 128

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5.3 mi 8.5 km #1Michigan Ditch
Easy/Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
21.5 mi 34.6 km #2CDT: Colorado Border to Battle Pass TH (WY Sec. 1)
Intermediate
Saratoga, WY
Intermediate
Saratoga, WY
11.7 mi 18.8 km #3CDT: Willow Creek Pass to Troublesome Pass (CO Sec. 39)
Difficult
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
Difficult
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
11.5 mi 18.5 km #4CDT: Troublesome Pass to FR 104 (CO Sec. 40)
Difficult
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
Difficult
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
7.1 mi 11.4 km #5Hinman Creek Trail
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
3.8 mi 6.1 km #6Diamond Park Trail
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
3.6 mi 5.7 km #7Never Summer Trail #1141
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
2.1 mi 3.3 km #8Pioneer Trail #1149.1B
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
2.6 mi 4.2 km #9Hare Trail #1199
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
4.3 mi 6.9 km #10Ellis Trail (FS Road #80)
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO

Photos of Routt National Forest - 96

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The shore of Upper Rainbow Lake.
Feb 10, 2016 near Steambo…, CO
The lush lower Gold Creek meadows.
Jul 10, 2017 near Walden, CO
Looking down on Gilpin Lake from halfway up the pass.
Jun 26, 2018 near Walden, CO
Heading up to Gilpin Lake, late June.
Jun 26, 2018 near Walden, CO
Parika Peak!
Jul 28, 2020 near Grand Lake, CO
View point of Steamboat Lake.
Oct 3, 2021 near Steambo…, CO
Lower Fish Creek Falls from the overlook trail.
Jun 1, 2022 near Steambo…, CO
Coming down to Gilpin Lake.
Jul 19, 2022 near Walden, CO