Windy Ridge

MODERATE 5 reviews

Windy Ridge is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
751 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wildlife

muddy

hiking
1 month ago

Nice Sub alpine hike through conifers and aspens with some open wildflower meadows along the aptly named windy ridge. Be prepared for cows. Ends at a nice rocky bluff an Indian artifact site Gorgeous views in many aspects.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy going trail, a couple of small creek crossings but nothing big. Walking along the ridge is pleasant with the constant breeze. Bugs not a problem this late in the season.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, moderate hike. Only real difficulty was that there were several small water crossings on logs that were treacherous. About 2.3 miles out there is a fork in the trail. The fork to the left goes downhill toward Lilly Lake and is clearly an old road. The trail to the right is a single track and apparently takes the hiker to a quary where the Ute Indians used to make arrow points. This needs to be added to the description of the hike - we missed it and someone we passed on the way out showed us the info in a book.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 24, 2013