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Strawberry Park Hot Springs is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Length 6.2 mi Elevation gain 915 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Hot springs

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Trail head is tricky to find since you have to park at the mud creek trail head and walk back toward town along the road. You just have to look for the foot path. Head south outside the main entrance and follow the road to a post marked 44320. Turn left there and follow the signs. It’s a beautiful hike and worth it to enjoy the hot springs pools. Inaccessible in the winter.

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Reviews (147)
Photos (68)
Recordings (98)
Completed (256)
Madison Cork
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Bugs
Kim Venuta
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Hiking

Great hike up to the Strawberry hot springs. Pack your suit and a towel in your backpack. A gradual incline up to the falls but after a dip in the hot springs it was a nice easy hike back out to our car. Don’t forget your wallet as there is a charge to use the hot springs. For the summer of 2020 I would check third website out before you hike all the way up there. They have number restrictions. You need to sign up online.

Brian Emerson
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Hiking

Great Trail. Loved it.

Tsvetelina Dimitrova
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Followed the map of the trail and found the correct path. The trail passes thru some open spaces and goes into the woods by the river. Beautiful! The hot springs are great! We took a dip and left at 7pm. A lot of mosquitoes on our way back...

Jeff Thompson
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Hiking

Fairly easy, but quite a nice trail. It’s out the gate you drive in to park. You walk .2miles along the road. Don’t worry. There is a trail. You turn left into private property road. Don’t worry, you’re headed right way. You walk up a drive path for a bit. Don’t worry, the trail is just ahead. When it starts, you fee like in a grassland prairie, but you will get to trees and some incline along the creek. No bugs. The huckleberry and strawberries are flowering, but no fruit yet. Fun walk past lovers tree. You end up at the Hot Springs. Wasn’t crowded there at all at the hot springs pool. Had a nice lunch and dipped our feet. It’s about 7.5 miles in and out. Off and on shade. We will head back next month for the berries. Enjoy!!

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Kaitlyn Gaus
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Hiking

My roommate and I chose this based on the reviews and we loved it! We parked at Mad Creek and walked to the trail entrance. It took us 2 hours to get to the hot springs, but we did stop a lot to take pictures! The trail was very clear, with only a couple rocky spots. There were a few shaded spots to stop at, but most of the trail was uncovered. The signs leading to the springs were marked very clearly so we never felt lost! Would recommend this trail to anyone! We are not experienced hikers and this trail was perfect for us.

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Jennifer Reda
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Hiking

Wonderful hike - it’s a quick 3+miles to the hot springs 1hour 15 min, beautiful wildflowers along the hike and the river is amazing. Swam at the hot springs for an hour then hiked back out! Great day....

Nicole Samanez
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Hiking

Lots of mosquitos right now. But otherwise very beautiful.

Maddie Nelson
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HikingBugs

Great hike! Perfectly dry with the calming sound of water all along the trail. Would have hoped for the hot springs to be open at this time but still an enjoyable hike nonetheless!

sydney lotz
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Hiking

It is a beautiful hike. Amazing scenery. And a great place for kids. I was in town and I saw a advertisement for that and said to go. We were hiking for a few miles and we came upon strawberry Park Hot Springs and swam for a while

Jennicca Taylor
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HikingRocky

Great labor day hike! We did it the reverse way. Parked at the hot springs and hiked to the trailhead and back. We liked the idea of ending at the hot springs after a long hike on a hot day. Super easy on the way down to the trailhead and fairly easy/moderate on the way back to the hot springs. We did see the mountain lion warnings on the way back. Didn't see any mountain lions, however, a bear crossed our path fairly close to the trailhead!!we wiggly retreated back towards the trailhead and waited for it to cross back over the highway. We then proceeded back up and warned hikers headed back to the trailhead

Nick Harper
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Hiking

8/30/19: Arrived at parking lot on a Friday at 8:30, it was basically empty. The springs don’t open until 10:00 so 8:30 is the earliest you should start. The springs are $15-$20/person cash/check only. The trail was very narrow with tall grasses, so pants are best. The trail had signs that a mountain lion and cubs had been spotted recently but we didn’t see them. Overall the trail was beautiful. You walk along a river for much of it and are in a lush forest. The springs at the end are fantastic and hiking to them is a great way to make a day out of it!

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Justen Keesling
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HikingBugsOver grown

Great hike to the back entrance of the hot springs, just like the other reviews say once you are at the parking lot head a little south along the road and follow signs for hot springs trail. Did not see any big cat activity, the grass is a bit high and the trail narrow for the first part of the hike but nothing too bad. Follows a creek for a good portion, very nice trail and the hot springs at the end were so nice.

Christopher Golden
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Hiking

Lion cubs on trail?

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Stacey Ronczy
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Hiking

The trail is easy with a slight incline. Lots of butterflies, birds, squirrels and mice on the trail. Wildflowers are beautiful. The trail is very narrow due to talk grass and flower growth. Interesting hike unlike other trails found in areas such as RMNP

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Maria Marino
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Hiking

I loved this hike! Steamboat is pretty hot this summer, so start out earlier than we did because the trail up is mostly un-shaded. It is a steady climb up the whole way. When you exit the parking lot on foot, bear left on the road and there is a nice trail alongside so you are out of traffic the whole way. Then, when the trail ends on the road bear left even though the signs say "private." Keep going left up the dirt road - this is public, and after a few hundred yards there is a small wooden signs for the hot springs which is pretty overgrown and easy to miss - bear right. Keep going and after 2ish miles you arrive at the hot springs. There are changing facilities. BRING CASH! $20 pp. No food allowed by the Springs, but there are nice picnic areas at the perimeter.

Michael Meredith
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Hiking

Nice out-and-back

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Wendy Sue
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Hiking

This trail was pretty. It goes along an old Jeep road. The end opens up to this beautiful meadow surrounded by mountains. The home was not difficult at all, just a steady incline for the first mile or so. We made it into a loop by hiking up this trail to the springs and returning on the Mud Creek trail.

Stacy Knipp
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Hiking

steady uphill for first 1.5ish miles. We saw fresh cougar (mama & cubs) and elk prints. unfortunately, didnt have time to make it to the springs but drove there on a separate day...def worth making the time to go whole trail. Remember to bring money so you can get in the springs

Shannon Carvalho
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Hiking

Best way to get to the Springs as far as I’m concerned. We didn’t head back down until about 5:30 and it was super buggy though. I would definitely recommend bug spray.

Linda E.
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Hiking

Beautiful hike with shaded trees and cool next to the river. Not many people. But surprisingly met by 100 or more people when we got to the top and they had driven there via car and paved road. But we just turned around and hiked back. Totally worth doing. It took us an hour and a half.

Nicole Miller
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We read an article that rated this as one of the top 12 winter hikes in Colorado, but it's closed until April. Boo. https://303magazine.com/2017/12/11-winter-wonderland-hikes-in-colorado/

Beverly Tallman
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Great hike even in the steady rain. Trail head is tricky to find since you have to park at the mud creek trail head and walk back toward town along the road. You just have to look for the foot path. It’s a beautiful hike and worth it to enjoy the hot springs pools.

Patty Tilton
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Hiking

Great hike! My husband and I hiked up to the hot springs today. There were posts of rattlesnakes and mountain lions but this did not deter us from the hike. The trailhead is easy to find if you pay attention. Just head south outside the main entrance and follow the road to a post marked 44320. Turn left there and follow the signs. You cannot miss the entrance. It’s about 6 1/2 miles to 7 miles round-trip but worth it.

Gabi Corbett
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Probably a beautiful hike, only putting 1 star because we were not able to do the hike as there were WARNING signs of recently sites Mountain Lions (mother and cubs) at the at the start of the trail, hence the walk trail was overgrown so we turned back! Just to note, the Lions were sighted 1 month ago here and then on 13th Sept at the start of the Mad Creek walk just beside this walk (which we also hiked but did not realise there may be mountain lions until after). Beautiful hike but please note above and check the news!

Mark Menke
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Amazing trail! Part the hike had hundreds of Butterflies! Length of trail way off! Really closer to 4 miles from car to Strawberry Park hotsprings! (one way)

Christa M.
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Beautiful and relaxing. The road isn't too bad in the warmer months. Winter time - you might want to consider a larger 4 wheel drive or take the shuttle. The pools were a bit dirty but the overall 'natural' ambiance of the entire place was wonderful. Biggest bang for your buck here, as far as hot springs go. They could use some more changing rooms though. Everybody seems to use the bathroom stalls, which makes it difficult when someone actually needs to use the bathroom.

Joy Loyd
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Hiking

Hiked one way to the hot springs. Enjoyed the sound of the stream running alongside the trail. The incline was gradual and the trail was mostly shaded. I was recording the hike and it showed the trail ending before I reached the hot springs. There were people camping near the end and they assured me that I was almost to the hot springs.

Brandon Ely
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Hiking

fun trail along the river, has flat grassy land part in beginning, pretty easy hike

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