Spring Creek Trail

EASY 34 reviews
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Spring Creek Trail is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1958 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

snow

Parking is located at the intersection of East Maple Street and Amethyst Street. The trail ends at the parking area across from the Dry Lake Campground on Buffalo Pass Road. Either return back down the trail or head down the Buffalo Pass Road to Strawberry Park.

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1 month ago

Love it, lots of water

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Contrary to the months listed in the description, the trail gets a lot of traffic in the winter months as well. Because of the heavy use, the times I've been on it this winter I haven't needed any equipment besides my hiking boots, but I've passed a lot of snowshoers and cross country skiers (and a lot of dogs). The later part of the trail reads closed due to elk habitation (although it's clear many have ignored that signage and continued on) but even the shortened hike is fabulous, with great views. Hiking through the snowy pines is a magical experience as well. Not challenging.

hiking
4 months ago

Contrary to the months listed in the description, the trail gets a lot of traffic in the winter months as well. Because of the heavy use, the times I've been on it this winter I haven't needed any equipment besides my hiking boots, but I've passed a lot of snowshoers and cross country skirts (and a lot of dogs). The later part of the trail reads closed due to elk habitation (although it's clear many have ignored that signage and continued on) but even the shortened hike is fabulous, with great views. Hiking through the snowy pines is a magical experience as well. Not challenging.

6 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

I am a local, and absolutely love this trail. Once you are able to get off the road and onto the trail there are so many fun twisty areas. It is possible to ride up to Dry Lake Campground and back in just under 2 hours for decent mountain bikers. The scenery is great. The only section that is unable to be ridden up is call The Wall. It is a rocky 18% grade. It gets busy in the summer, but the early and late seasons are very enjoyable. There is no better feeling than having it all to yourself!

here is a short video of Spring Creek Trail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEOvz4uZ63s

10 months ago

Would have given it 5 had we not planned for an off-road trail. We got chased out by a homeowner on a 4wheeler because there are no 4x4 off-road trails; nonetheless, he said hiking and views were very nice.

hiking
10 months ago

11 months ago

mountain biking
11 months ago

easy trail, great views, and you can ride there from downtown.

hiking
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Beautiful and relatively easy.

hiking
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Easy. Beautiful.

hiking
Saturday, May 28, 2016