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A beautiful trail along Hot Springs Creek that ends at Strawberry Park Hot Springs!


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2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Point to Point

7,489' 2,283 m

High

6,854' 2,089 m

Low

647' 197 m

Up

11' 3 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Hot Spring · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail can be an out-and-back from the Mad Creek trailhead, or as a one-way with a shuttle via The Hot Springs Shuttle. Strawberry Park's hot springs and pools are open year round, and are a must for all Steamboat visitors. Be sure to make reservations in advance, however, as spots book up quickly all year long.

Park at the Mad Creek trailhead off Route 129 heading north out of town. After parking, walk back south on the road for about a quarter of a mile, and look for a wide dirt road after a sign that says, "Private Property." Take this dirt road to a junction, and veer left walking northeast on the road. After 0.3 miles, there will be a wooden sign marking the start of the Hot Springs Trail.

The trail itself winds into the woods at a moderate grade and then follows Hot Springs Creek. About 3 miles from the start on the dirt road, you'll see the boulder and wooden welcome signs announcing the entrance of Strawberry Park. Leashed dogs are allowed on the trail, but if you plan on staying to soak, leave your four-legged friends at home—they're not allowed into Strawberry Park.

This trail can be quite hot on summer days. Additionally, it melts out quickly in the spring.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson with improvements by Kimberly Beekman

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Steamboat Strawberry Hot Springs
Jan 30, 2015 near Steambo…, CO

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Oct 8, 2022
Lynn Lester
2.7mi
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Sep 28, 2019
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Started from Mad Creek Trailhead 6.5mi
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