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Address: , Steamboat Springs, CO
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Activities: Fishing
Description: Remote, scenic area near the northern Colorado border popular for fishing...
Remote, scenic area near the northern Colorado border popular for fishing, hiking and whitewater rafting.
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A great hike with lots to see and enjoy. #1150

Great area to hike! But the last five miles or so of the drive will rattle you in your car. New to the area I'd never known about this place had I not stopped in to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great area to hike! But the last five miles or so of the drive will rattle you in your car. New to the area I'd never known about this place had I not stopped in to the outdoor hiking information place next to the Steamboat Hotel where I stayed. In talking to the kind lady about trails she suggested hiking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We hiked the GoldCreek Lake trail up and back with our 11 & 14 year olds. Challenging on the way up, but easy down. If I were to do it again I think we would plan for the full loop, only 3 miles longer than what we ended up hiking.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous hike on the Gilpin Trail! mount Zirkel has a multitude of hiking trails to choose from. We opted to hike to Gilpin Lake after reading it is one of the top 15 most beautiful places in CO. The hike was appx 10 miles RT & unfortunately the weather started to change and we had to cut it short.... More 

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Covington, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Zirkel area is a Rocky Mountain treasure. Gold Lake is beautiful, and the trail along Gold Creek to the lake is very scenic and peaceful. Stream crossings can be tricky. The Mica Trail is also very beautiful and unique, although steep. The waterfall cutting through the rocks along the way is spectacular. We didn't make it all the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This area just north of Steamboat Springs offers great hiking, camping, and fishing. It includes the Wyoming Trail that follows the Continental Divide. Very pristine!

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I won't lie; this trial is very hard to find. The map and directions they gave us at the Steamboat visitors center was barely helpful but we eventually figured it out and it was totally worth it! You have to drive for quite awhile on a dirt road, then you turn off on something that looks barely like a road... More 

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denver, colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a spectacular hiking trail to a natural mountain lake . Approximately 6.5 miles round trip moderate hike

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Truly one of the coolest spots in Colorado, great views along the whole hike. Went and did I bike ride there later in summer of of my top rides of all time

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Mount Zirkel Wilderness Areas is one of those places that leave you feeling like your life will never be the same. The mountains are stunning, the lakes are unsurpassed, the trails are well maintained. If you love mountains, you will love Zirkel. Absolutely magical. Hikes can be relatively easy to strenuous, day hikes to multi-day expeditions. Impressive Gold Creek... More 

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Buffalo, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A friend and I hiked the Zirkel Circle, and it was one of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done. This was not part of our original itinerary, but after a relatively easy hike up to Rabbit Ears Pass we decided to bite of something a bit more, and did some online searching while in Steamboat Springs. This was a... More 

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