Best trails in Steamboat Springs

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Looking for a great trail near Steamboat Springs, Colorado? AllTrails has 48 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Steamboat Lake State Park or Stagecoach State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Iron Springs Park. Ready for some activity? There are 30 moderate trails in Steamboat Springs ranging from 1.5 to 13.9 miles and from 6,702 to 11,066 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Steamboat Springs
Top trails (48)
#1 - Fish Creek Falls Trail
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Fish Creek Falls is a 283 foot waterfall located about 5 miles outside of Steamboat Springs. The route is used by hikers during the summer and is a beautiful trail to snowshoe in the winter. Along theShow more
#2 - Rabbit Ears Peak Trail
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Please note: road to trailhead may close seasonally. Please research prior to your visit.Show more
#3 - Fish Creek to Long Lake Trail
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 6 h 23 m
Note: $5 parking feeShow more
#4 - Mad Creek Trail
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
Please note: As of Feb 23, 2020, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Deep canyons, old mining cabins, aspen groves aShow more
#5 - Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
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 entranceShow more
#6 - Uranium Mine Trail
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
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 usShow more
#7 - Spring Creek Trail
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 5 h 4 m
Please note: this route is closed December 1st to April 15th for Elk migration. Show more
#8 - Emerald Mountain via Blackmere Drive and Lane of Pain Trail
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Emerald Mountain via Blackmere Drive and Lane of Pain Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is ratShow more
#9 - Fishhook Lake, Lost Lake, and Lake Elmo Trail
Mount Zirkel Wilderness
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
The turnoff from 40 is still closed (blocked by rocks), as of 6/4/17 - Turn off at Dumont Lake instead.Show more
#10 - Thunderhead Hiking Trail
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
Thunderhead Hiking Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is priShow more
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