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Jillene Lemke reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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April 13th - upper part of trail remains closed for elk migration until April 15th. Trail was a bit muddy with some slushy snow most of the route. Many hikers on a beautiful, sunny day. Mountain Lion reportedly seen in the area within the last week.

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Rachel P reviewed Fourmile Area Trail
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Ben LeFevre reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Hiking

Packed snow. Lots of traffic and dogs off leash. Easy difficulty.

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Michael Engelbert reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Cassidy Olsen reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Mountain bikingIcySnow

I am a beginner Mountain biker and found this trail very fun and had just enough challenge ! Going downhill at the end makes all the uphill work worth it!

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Kara Small Cohen reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Hiking

But of ice and snow. Otherwise great trail!

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Andy Berg reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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HikingGreat!

My five stars is in the context of a hike that’s basically within the city limits of Steamboat. Don’t have to drive more than a mile and your can get far enough out that it feels like wilderness. Well maintained, easy walking with the some great views. On a day when you just want to get a few miles in and still make it to your lunch date, this is a great option.

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Kim Venuta reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Snowshoeing

We snowshoes this trail last February. It just goes out from a larger trailhead to a thinner on that runs along the creek. We went out about 3 miles to a bridge crossing and then turned around. Pretty in the winter. Not too hilly.

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Jigna Patel reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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HikingGreat!

It’s a 10 mile trail which you can make as long or short as you want since it’s just one long trail. No real payoff at the end. Starts downtown and most of it is well paved and easy. Varying sceneries and views of city, mountain, butterflies and other wildlife and plants. Plenty of other walkers, bikers and dogs. Many areas of no shade so a hat is a good idea.

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Jorn Hord reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Tim Littrell reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Hiking

Average overall hike with no destination at the end. We did the entire thing so it was a bit long and I would classify it as moderate if you go over 10 miles. But, between the mountain bikes and no payoff at the end, I would not recommend this to others unless you just do the first couple miles for a easy hike or if you mountain bike. Not great for the end destination and back.

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Eric Stanfield reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Running

Nice run. Saw a large bull moose smashing around near the pond.

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Ken Chugg reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Hiking

Worked me to the core!

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Dalek Williams reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Morgan Johnson reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Mike E reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Chelsea Ducote reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Nice for biking. A little monotonous and hot for hiking the whole thing. Bring plenty food and water, especially if hiking around noon!

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Chad Wible reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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HikingGreat!

Hiked from Buffalo Pass to the Spring Creek TH in Steamboat Springs. Good morning hike in late July. Took about 2 hours, mostly downhill. Saw lots and lots of butterflies, some bumblebees and many varieties of wildflowers. Final mile or so follows a narrow dirt road to the Spring Creek area. Well marked and maintained. Mountain bikers and dogs on the trail.

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Lauren Mancini reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Nothing special besides it starts from basically downtown and is steep enough to make you sweat and the scenery is varying, it can be pretty lush at certain times of the year. It can seem crowded at first but if you keep going you’ll find yourself all alone. The numbered bridges are a fun way to mark your progress up and back down. It is popular for biking but it has a downhill only section almost the entire way which is helpful!

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Kelly Heatly reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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RunningGreat!

I'm new to trail running and decided to try out Spring Creek, designated "easy." This was the perfect route to break into it, not too easy and a welcome challenge at times. At around mile two, the incline becomes very steep and rocky, but don't let that intimidate you. The really rocky parts are few and far between. The back half of the trail up is noticeably steeper, but there are times when the ground levels off a bit to give you a break. Once you get near the top (around mile 5), I recommend taking the Panoramic Trail. Beautiful views! And the trail is smooth and shady up there. Plus, there's a parking lot at this cut-off with a restroom. The only downside to this trail is the traffic. I went on a Sunday and ran into bikes and other runners/walkers here and there. The trail is narrow so beware. I hollered out when making a sharp turn/switchback in case there was an incoming bike. As a runner, you will have to yield to bikes. This happened to me about a half dozen times the entire time, not too bad.

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Benjamin Cole reviewed Fourmile Area Trail
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OHV/Off-road drivingGreat!

Super fun trail! Did the loop twice with 3 ATVs. Great views across the valley of Mt Princeton, Antero, White, and Shavano.

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Sarah Polich reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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First part of the trail on the old dirt road is somewhat boring. Gets much more scenic after the picnic area. We went approx 3 miles (to bridge 9), and then turned around as the elevation gain started to increase. Until that point, it was fairly easy - some elevation gain but no major inclines. Lots of bikers but they were respectful. Loved waking through the birches and ferns, though no big vistas. Encountered a mama bear and her cubs between bridges 1 and 2 on our way down (they scampered off into the woods after getting a drink from the creek). Parking area is small. There’s an old parking meter set up near the map/info by the trailhead to take voluntary donations via credit card for trail maintenance.

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Liz Haddon reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Hiking

Great fun hike. We got to bridge #5. Things I liked. All the foliage was spectacular. Didn’t realize bridges were numbered until we turned around. Lots of bikes, lots of bags of dog poop and lots of very friendly dogs off leash. I would do it again.

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Cass Gunderson reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Easy but long trail, lots of great views in the last 2 miles or so and much more open. Some beautiful fields of flowers in the summer. Lots of places to rest in the first 2 miles.

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TwoCrabs Crabs reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Natalie T reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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It’s fine. It’s an easy hike, nice simple views of trees and the creek, but not comparable to the views you get at fish creek falls. It starts as a dirt road, then shifts into an actual trail after the picnic area (which is cute by the way). It was a bit underwhelming, I turned back after around 1.5 miles, but there were a lot of nice spots to stop and read and enjoy the outdoors. Lots of mountain bikers, but they were all nice and weren’t too disruptive.

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Margot Selover reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Hiking

Lovey sunny hike up to dry lake and back. Not too busy for a weekday. Wildflowers all over. Lots of sun in spots, so wear sunscreen.

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Nicole Leatherby reviewed Fourmile Area Trail
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OHV/Off-road driving

We went out on four mile with Rocky mountain atv rentals and had a blast. This park has so many trails and four all skill levels. The views at the highest point are amazing! Lots of jumps, rock crawling and sand. This park is literally like an outdoor playground for adults!

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Scott Travis reviewed Spring Creek Trail
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Amazing trail! We hiked the whole length. The description notes that the trail may be partially closed but signage indicated that the trail is closed December 1st to April 15th for Elk migration. Just a little muddy in spots near the top but otherwise great conditions. This is a heavily used trail by mountain bikers but I like that there is a downhill mountain bike only trail through many sections so when converged, the bikers we encountered weren't running us off the road. Wildflowers have started blooming and the trees are full of young leaves.

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