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Uranium Mine Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 593 ft Route type Out & Back

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Reviews (215)
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Arianna Thompson
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Hiking

Nice trail, right near fish creek falls. The trailhead is about 150 paces down the road from the restrooms. Things I love about the trail: great view of the lower fish creek falls (from a distance), cool aspen grove, nice wildflowers, vista views; and the uranium mine is pretty interesting as well. Not too crowded.

Jessica H
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HikingBugs

Great trail- terrific option versus the very busy fish creek trail. Go past the mine and head down a bit to a delightful creek/river.

Kody Krien
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HikingFeeRocky

Great short hike with perfect mountain scenery!

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Jessica Toll
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No shade

Great hike. Views of the falls are pretty. Be sure to hike past the mine another 1/4 mile to the creek. There is definitely more vertical than All Trails says. Minimal shade so plan accordingly.

John Miller
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Great trail. Good enough workout, great views of Fish Creek Falls. Go 20 minutes past the mine to dip your toes into the stream.

mary olk
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Hiking

Wonderful trail! Lovely views of Fish Creek Falls and Yampa valley. First quarter mile is strenuous but not challenging. Not many people on the trail.

ETB Travel Photography
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HikingBugsNo shade

Hiked this in the afternoon a week ago. It is hot and in the limited shade there were many mosquitoes. While it provides nice views of Fish Creek Falls and the valley, the trail itself isn't that pretty unless you like the southwestern feel of brush oak and sage. Wildflowers are likely past peak now. The mine is gated off, so it is just a quick photo of water pooled over some tracks. I believe there are prettier trails in Steamboat. More details and photos at https://etbtravelphotography.com/2020/07/05/roadtrip-to-the-rockies-uranium-mine-trail/

Kevin Campbell
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HikingBugsFeeRocky

My family of four (kids aged 11 and 14) just finished the trail. It was a little hard to find the trailhead at first (it’s between the upper and lower parking lots) but really enjoyed the hike. The wildflowers were beautiful and there were great views of the waterfall early in the hike. There were some mosquitoes but they weren’t bad. Definitely worth doing.

Halley Cohen
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Hiking

Great hike! Awesome views, ends at a nice rocky spot on the river area. Lots of rocks, wear the appropriate shoes!

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Christine Matulewicz
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Lovely views along the way. There is very little shade most of the way, and the trail is rocky and decent uphill. Did this with a group of kids ages 3-6. It was doable but long (and we only went to the mine.)

Jodi Higgins
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Hiking

Lovely weather this date. Some exposure but also a sweet forest reprieve. Stick your feet in the creek at the end before going back. No bugs today 9 am-12 pm

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Kalie Reed
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Hiking

Gorgeous hike! Nice views of Fish Creek Falls, a cool old mine, and you end up down on the river. Couldn’t have asked for better scenery or better weather today

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Austin Smith
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Hiking

Easy and fun out and back with the kids. checking out the mine entrance was fun and ending at the creek was a bonus. was a bit sunny and exposed for most of the trail so pack some sunscreen.

grant mccabe
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Hiking

Cool little hike! Great views of the falls and surrounding area! Fish creek falls are right next to it. We went down and saw the falls as well I would definitely recommend doing that

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Jason Gocke
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Hiking

Nice easy out and back. Cool spot along the creek at the end.

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Wes Garges
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Hiking

This was a nice little trail. It was right at 3 miles out to the mine and back. there are some nice rock formations near the mine that make for a nice rest area with scenic views. Parts of the trail are relatively steep and rocky and part of it is a pretty tame dirt path through the forest. Our 3 year old made the entire trek with some stops for snack and pictures so it is doable for families. it took us 2 hours and 20 minutes total but it was probably 1 hour 40 minutes up and we made the walk down without stopping. There were a couple of very small muddy areas but it was mostly very dry and no snow as of today. There are some great views of the falls and the valley.

Jeff Enderle
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Hiking

Enjoyed this hike with four kids. Youngest is 5. Couple rest stops for the kiddos. But definitely worth it

Rebecca Coates
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HikingNo shade

Great hike! It was dry and pretty sunny the whole way. Loved seeing the mine!

Robert Hlinka
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HikingRockySnow
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Jim B.
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HikingSnow

Short moderate snowshoe

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Elizabeth Miller
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HikingFeeSnow

We used snowshoes and had a great time! The trail starts from the bathroom or you can follow the road and enter the trail from the right. The snow path has been packed down by hikers in about a 2 foot wide path. Snowshoes definitely helped when going up and coming back down. Without it in some spots you can step and go through the snow about one foot to a few feet in some areas.

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Jessica Nerad
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HikingSnow
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