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228 mi 367 km of trail 7 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 23 Trails Intermediate Trails 41 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

Steamboat Springs has often been known as Ski Town USA but boasts a vast and extensive network of world-class trails for all users. Located 160 miles from Denver, Steamboat is nestled into the Yampa Valley on the western side of the Continental Divide.

Food & Drink

Creekside Cafe - excellent breakfast featuring 13 different eggs benedict options
Laundry - small plates, cocktails
Rootz - 737 Lincoln Ave. Fantastic health food cafe and real smoothies.
Mazzola's Italian Diner - Solid pizza and Italian.
Sumatera - 1104 Lincoln Ave. Surprisingly good Thai food in a hole-in-the-wall with just 5 tables.

Camping & Lodging

As a very popular resort destination, there are a multitude of places to stay from a tent to 5 star and beyond accommodation. The ski area to the south of downtown has oodles of hotel rooms and condos.

Camping is plentiful throughout the Yampa Valley. Both primitive and established sites are available on USFS lands. There are also Colorado State Parks in the area that offer both tent and RV sites with established facilities.

Other Activities

Steamboat is a mountain playground. For full details on summer activities in Steamboat Springs, click here.
  • At the ski resort: Check out Gondola Square for free concerts, hiking, gondola rides, mountain top dining, kids adventure zone, horseback riding, an alpine slide, splashing in the creek and more than 50 miles of mountain biking trails for all skill levels. Learn more
  • Downtown: Rent a float tube or cruiser bike, or just stroll along the Yampa River. Head to Howelson Hill for park riding, alpine sliding and more. Refresh yourself at one of the many great restaurants and microbreweries.
  • Outside of town: Strawberry Hot Springs is a must-soak spot. There are also many opportunities for hiking, camping, backpacking, climbing, rafting, canoeing and kayaking.

Featured Hikes in Steamboat Springs - 2

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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

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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

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Trails in Steamboat Springs - 61

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7.0 mi 11.3 km #1Fish Creek Falls Trail
Intermediate
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21.1 mi 33.9 km #2CDT: Buffalo Pass to North Lake (CO Sec. 43)
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21.1 mi 33.9 km Steamboat Springs, CO
6.2 mi 9.9 km #3Mountain View
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6.2 mi 9.9 km Steamboat Springs, CO
11.8 mi 19.0 km #4Flash of Gold
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11.8 mi 19.0 km Steamboat Springs, CO
6.3 mi 10.1 km #5Beall
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6.3 mi 10.1 km Steamboat Springs, CO
1.1 mi 1.8 km #6Larry's
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1.1 mi 1.8 km Steamboat Springs, CO
3.8 mi 6.1 km #7Mad Creek Trail
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3.8 mi 6.1 km Steamboat Springs, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km #8Sunshine
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2.2 mi 3.5 km Steamboat Springs, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km #9Vista Nature Trail
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0.8 mi 1.2 km Steamboat Springs, CO
2.7 mi 4.4 km #10Rabbit Ears Peak
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2.7 mi 4.4 km Steamboat Springs, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km #11Bluffs Loop
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2.2 mi 3.5 km Steamboat Springs, CO
2.7 mi 4.3 km #12Hot Spring Trail
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2.7 mi 4.3 km Steamboat Springs, CO
1.9 mi 3.1 km #13Blackmere Road
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1.9 mi 3.1 km Steamboat Springs, CO
2.5 mi 4.1 km #14Lupine
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2.5 mi 4.1 km Steamboat Springs, CO
0.4 mi 0.6 km #15Overlook
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0.4 mi 0.6 km Steamboat Springs, CO
0.5 mi 0.9 km #16Howelsen Meadows
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0.5 mi 0.9 km Steamboat Springs, CO
15.6 mi 25.1 km #17Wyoming Trail
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15.6 mi 25.1 km Steamboat Springs, CO
15.7 mi 25.2 km #18CDT: Rabbit Ears Pass to Buffalo Pass (CO Sec. 42)
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15.7 mi 25.2 km Steamboat Springs, CO
1.3 mi 2.0 km #19Quarry Mountain
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1.3 mi 2.0 km Steamboat Springs, CO
4.0 mi 6.4 km #20Morning Gloria
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4.0 mi 6.4 km Steamboat Springs, CO

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