Fish Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 221 reviews

Fish Creek Falls Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

ice climbing

nature trips

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

blowdown

rocky

scramble

Fish Creek Falls is 283 foot water fall about 5 miles outside of Steamboat Springs, CO. Hiking during the summer and ice climbing in the winter.

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My wife and I started this hike at 9:53am on 9/19/17 and we loved it. We are from out of town, and this is our first time in Steamboat. Only a few miles from the condo we are renting. Ranger at the entrance was very helpful. $5 entrance fee and he gave us a map with some recommendations. Small parking lot but quite a few places to park along the road as well.

Hike starts downhill where you see the first falls. Very well constructed bridge to cross and a great spot for photos. Trail continues at a steady incline through well shaded forest and aspen groves for the remainder of the hike. Wish we were here a week later for more leave color change. When you come across the second bridge you'll soon exit the forest for a rocky ledge. Plenty of space to pass others and no fear of falling. It was super windy when we were hiking but we managed to not get blown off. Second falls is pretty cool and you can get right up to it. I'd image it being a nice spot to take a swim on a hot summer day.

I'd say get there early as this is a popular hike. A very nice hike to start our day.

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6 days ago

Parking at the trailhead was challenging. It was very crowded and almost had us leaving before we started. It was Sunday midday so... and they do have a picnic area...The trail to the lower falls was very short and most people stayed in that pretty area. We hiked to the upper falls. The trail was narrow and a bit rocky, and you went steadily up. Signage was poor. The trail was marked Long Lake 5 miles, only talking with people did we know it led to the upper falls. It seemed to end there or I didn't see any markings leading to Long Lake. Nice hike though

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7 days ago

Great hike. But very little color change to the Aspens. Wait another week or so for the colors. In the 40s so dress warm. Both upper and lower falls were awesome.

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7 days ago

Great hike. But very little color change to the Aspens. Wait another week or so for the colors. In the 40s so dress warm. Both upper and lower falls were awesome.

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10 days ago

The falls are well worth the uphill hike! Ample shade for warm days.

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16 days ago

Loved it. Falls were flowing! Visited June 4, 2017.

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