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This trail is great for a long easy hike. $3.00 self service pay station on the way in and opportunities to split off onto the more difficult American trail. We followed this trail to almost the end, but then ran into some snow and a rock scramble. Even though we couldn't finish the hike to the lake, it's still an amazing walk with amazing views.

Love this hike. Great exercise and beautiful! If your not used to the altitude the climb will be a little difficult - but the view at the second falls is more than worth it. Moved to Steamboat from Texas and I do this hike a few times a week. HIGHLY recommend if you are in steamboat area!

Beautiful easy hike through the woods along side the winding Mad Creek. There and back we only encountered two other hiking groups. Many snake and small lizard sightings. Butterflies galore. Lots of chipmunks. One dead elk carcass which must be quite old.

Great way to visit the Strawberry Park Hot Springs by a relaxing hike to and from.

Great hike. Made it up to the second waterfall. Good incline hike up with pretty views. Took about three hours for round trip. Make sure to bring extra water. Hike to first waterfall on lower trail is easy, just a little uphill to come back.

4 days ago

Good hike. Went to the cabin. Had 3 kids in tow, ages 8, 6, and 3. Trail did not have much shade so would recommend doing it early. We started at 11 and finished about 2 after taking a break at the cabin and it was hot in full sun - 82 degrees at this altitude sneaks up on you. The river is not accessible till the top by cabin nor safe for kids as it was raging.

4 days ago

Beautiful trail, and weather helped a lot. By the time we leave will have competed close to 50 miles of trails. Hiked all the way to the Mount Zirkel Wilderness, was just going to do a loop off of 1100 1100.1 to 1140.1 but missed the switch to 1140.1 oh well got more mileage, but this trail 1100.1 was really over grown, more hikers should take this to Mount Zirkel Wilderness sign.... it is beautiful.

Just gorgeous. The trails are maintained beautifully and crisp. It can get tough at the end (a little rocky) but overall a great hike for beginners to experts. Highest waterfall in Colorado. Try to go during weekday, weekends are extremely packed.

5 days ago

Absolutely beautiful moderate hike to Upper Fish Creek Falls.

Did this hike on June 20. So beautiful! I would classify it as more of a moderate hike. Towards the top, there was some water and snow that required slight diversions around the path. I'm not entirely sure that we made it completely to the end of the trail, but at least most of the way. Incredible views! Lots of wildflowers, and should be even more in the coming weeks! There were some mosquitoes the weekend we were there due to all the snowmelt, but not too bad.

The best hike near steamboat!! 2 lakes and great views❤️

Made it 4 miles to gold creek which was too high to cross. I ended up wading across the creek, which was a loss since the trail was covered up by snow the rest of the way to gilpin lake (1/2 mile left). I ran into park rangers who said the snow generally lasts until mid-July, so would recommend doing this hike later in the summer!

All the hikes off seedhouse road are worth it!