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Address: Steamboat Springs, CO
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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Gold creek hiking trail

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

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

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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denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Amazing area, can't wait to go back camping in the summer. Visited Summit Lake Campground and Fish Creek Resevoir. The drive up is a bit bumpy, road isn't maintained that well. But the area is amazing.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As a part time resident of the Steamboat Springs area, we've had an opportunity to explore the area over many years. Mt Zirkel remains my favorite area to hike. It combines great views, terrific water features and has less "crowds" than some of the "closer in" spots. There are several hikes that are terrific, however two I'd start with are... More 

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mountains_of_fun
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We did the 11.5 mile lop that included both lakes. We would highly recommend going right at the trailhead that goes toward Gold Creek Lake Trail. This will take you to Gold Lake first and then continue on to Gilpin Lake. This is the more strenuous route but it's totally worth it. This trial isn't for the extremely inexperienced but... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Zirkle Circle was an amazing hike. The lakes are pristine and it was just the right amount of solitude. Around every corner was more breathtaking beauty. It reminded me of hikes I have done in Yosemite. Enjoy!

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Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

For a quick and easy half day hike, the Mad Creek Trail is pretty good. If you can choose to go after a decent rain, you might catch a riot of wildflowers.

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De Beque, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I had never been up here before as we were just passing through the area but it was beautiful. Unfortunately, the trees were dying due to the beetle kill but the area itself made up for it. The rock and land formations were pretty awesome and the creeks and streams in the area was awesome. Just don't forget the mosquito... More 

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Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs

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