One of the true jewels of Colorado, Steamboat Lake State Park has something special for everyone. Whatever your preference, well-deserved relaxation and recreation awaits you. Hahn's Peak frames the breathtaking scenery of this premier park offering family fishing, camping, picnicking, trail and boating recreational opportunities. A full-service Marina and swim beach provide amenities for active water play.

8 months ago

Completed this hike over Labor Day weekend and it was hot, but lovely. The trail begins in the parking lot of marina of steamboat lake. The trail is quite easy (don't think it should be rated as moderate) although it is a longer journey. The trail doesn't provide any cover so make sure to bring sunscreen, hat, long sleeves, all the essentials for a day in the high altitude sun. The trail winds around the lake makes its way toward 129. Cows were grazing along side of the road which piqued the curiosity of our dog. While the trail follows the road for a bit, it doesn't take away from the surrounding beauty too much. You will cross another small road the goes near the visitor center which provided a nice break in some air conditioning after some time in the hot sun. A fork in the road by the cabin indicates the way. This will also lead you to Tombstone loop, a short and easy easy loop gains a small of elevation and provides some good views. The whole trip took us about 5 hours with breaks.

trail running
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hiked out .7 miles from trailhead with family, ran the rest. The trail past the visitors center is currently closed 1/2 mile out. I got 5 miles all told.

Monday, August 01, 2016

It's not a bad hike. The scenery is beautiful. We hiked ~1.5m out and back from the visitor center to the campground. There is about 1/2 mile just on the side of the road which wasn't great. We had limited time so we had to head back. I think a better hike given our time constraint might have been starting at the campground and walking around the lake a bit.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Easy trail with beautiful mountain and lake views. Good for families.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Trail is open. Short easy hike. Good for kids. Worth the drive from Steamboat for the water views. Two bald eagles on the trail.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

This trail has been closed by the State Park because of fallen trees all along the hike. It's still hikeable, but be prepared to climb over a lot of downed trees, and answer to the Park Rangers if they catch you! The views above Steamboat Lake are worth it :-)

11 months ago

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Saturday, August 30, 2014