Fish Creek Trail is a 13.5 mile out and back trail located near Pagosa Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Steamboat Springs: ACCESS #1: Go east of Steamboat Springs 3 miles on Fish Creek Road to Fish Creek Falls Parking Area. Two parking lots are provided. One is for overnight and horse trailer parking. The other is for day hiking and picnicking parking.
First of all it's not located anywhere near Bayfield, lets try Pagosa Springs, co.
It s a great trail to hike, first few miles get ya going but from there it's a nice hike.......lots of elk and deer and bears
From trailhead, the first 1/2 mile is a little steep but the hundreds of columbines keep you moving! Once you get past there, the view of Mummy Ridge is great. You will go through several meadows full of wild flowers! We stopped just before the footbridge at 5+ miles because heavy thunderstorms were moving in (around 1:30pm). If you are into the possible calorie burn, I hit 1221 for a three hour hike (5'10", 172 lbs.). May seem a little wierd, but I like hiking not only for the scenery, but for the calorie burn!