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Fish Creek Falls Trail

Intermediate
 4.4 (20)

A great high alpine route; connects with Buffalo or Rabbit Ears Passes.


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Map Key

7.0

Miles

11.3

KM

Point to Point

10,096' 3,077 m

High

7,419' 2,261 m

Low

2,687' 819 m

Up

45' 14 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Leashed

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

Description

Fish Creek Falls (USFS Trail #1102) starts at a large parking lot, and ends at a junction with Wyoming Trail and Mountain View. The lower reaches of the trail are more rocky and difficult, resulting in some challenging sections.

The upper end of the route is easier, rolling through forest and open meadows on a gradual ascent.

Fish Creek Falls is often used as a shuttle, connecting with the Wyoming Trail from either Buffalo or Rabbit Ears Passes.

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Tom Robson

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  4.4 from 20 votes

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Long Lake off of Fish Creek Falls Trail.
Sep 10, 2016 near Steambo…, CO
Fish Creek Falls is a maelstrom in late Spring. We saw kayakers take on the Class V rapids just below the Falls as we started our run
Jun 30, 2015 near Steambo…, CO
Fish Creek Falls!
Jan 30, 2015 near Steambo…, CO
Early June after a snowy winter. Rushing waters.
Nov 11, 2019 near Steambo…, CO
Hike up rocky incline, looking over valley
Nov 11, 2019 near Steambo…, CO
Early June. Elevation 8857. Waterfall.
Nov 11, 2019 near Steambo…, CO

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Mar 8, 2020
Jorge Duke
Nov 18, 2019
Riley S
Oct 14, 2019
Ann Civitano
Sep 14, 2019
Deborah Lindberg
2 miles in there a shady bridge where the water is calm and shallow enough for a good foot soak and rest. It's a good turn-around spot. 4.7mi — 2h 10m
Sep 11, 2019
Christine Benedict
Sep 1, 2019
Tom Kuch
Aug 23, 2019
David Miller
Aug 4, 2019
Kellen Montera
5mi — 2h 06m