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Hot Spring Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (2)

A beautiful trail along Hot Springs Creek that ends at hot springs!


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Point to Point

7,494' 2,284 m

High

6,850' 2,088 m

Low

18' 6 m

Up

662' 202 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

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

Description

This trail is good as an out-and-back from the Mad Creek trailhead, or as a one-way on a longer hike. There are indeed hot springs and pools open year round near the start of this trail, and you can drive there as well.

From the hot springs, pass some picnic spots then negotiate a rocky section of trail. The trail steadily gets easier the further you descend. You generally hug the creek for the first half of the trail, and then diverge slightly and follow an irrigation ditch until you dump out on a dirt road.

A short jaunt down the road (passing two cattle gates) will get you to the paved road, and a quarter mile down from the Mad Creek trailhead.

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

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

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Sep 28, 2019
Daylene York
Started from Mad Creek Trailhead 6.5mi