Spring Creek Trail

EASY 25 reviews
#6 of 38 trails in

Spring Creek Trail is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

9.7 miles 1958 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Parking is located at the intersection of East Maple Street and Amethyst Street. The trail ends at the parking area across from the Dry Lake Campground on Buffalo Pass Road. Either return back down the trail or head down the Buffalo Pass Road to Strawberry Park.

hiking
1 month ago

Contrary to the months listed in the description, the trail gets a lot of traffic in the winter months as well. Because of the heavy use, the times I've been on it this winter I haven't needed any equipment besides my hiking boots, but I've passed a lot of snowshoers and cross country skiers (and a lot of dogs). The later part of the trail reads closed due to elk habitation (although it's clear many have ignored that signage and continued on) but even the shortened hike is fabulous, with great views. Hiking through the snowy pines is a magical experience as well. Not challenging.

hiking
1 month ago

Contrary to the months listed in the description, the trail gets a lot of traffic in the winter months as well. Because of the heavy use, the times I've been on it this winter I haven't needed any equipment besides my hiking boots, but I've passed a lot of snowshoers and cross country skirts (and a lot of dogs). The later part of the trail reads closed due to elk habitation (although it's clear many have ignored that signage and continued on) but even the shortened hike is fabulous, with great views. Hiking through the snowy pines is a magical experience as well. Not challenging.

2 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

I am a local, and absolutely love this trail. Once you are able to get off the road and onto the trail there are so many fun twisty areas. It is possible to ride up to Dry Lake Campground and back in just under 2 hours for decent mountain bikers. The scenery is great. The only section that is unable to be ridden up is call The Wall. It is a rocky 18% grade. It gets busy in the summer, but the early and late seasons are very enjoyable. There is no better feeling than having it all to yourself!

here is a short video of Spring Creek Trail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEOvz4uZ63s

6 months ago

Would have given it 5 had we not planned for an off-road trail. We got chased out by a homeowner on a 4wheeler because there are no 4x4 off-road trails; nonetheless, he said hiking and views were very nice.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

easy trail, great views, and you can ride there from downtown.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful and relatively easy.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy. Beautiful.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Good. Met up with another hiker for a few miles of the hike. We also encountered a moose (twice) at bridge 10.

1 year ago

Not a lot to see. Creek was almost dry on September 13.

trail running
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

We really enjoyed the hike. Started to go up past the lake but our group retraced and went around the lake and enjoyed the views, water, but and hike.

1 year ago

Nice relaxing trail full of aspen. There is a walking path around a small lake at the beginning, and the trail itself follows the creek. This was a really nice end of the day wind down hike!

hiking
2 years ago