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Medicine Bow - Routt National Forests

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
307-745-2300
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Type: National Parks, Forests
Activities: Hiking
Description: Set on the Continental Divide, more than one million acres of wilderness offers everything from hiking and camping to boating and swimming.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Aspens, oaks, maples and cottonwoods. All changing colors with some green still visible. What a beautiful area. I would love to go back again...maybe even in the summer to do some hiking.

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Loveland, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great hike during foliage season, despite the 25-mile drive to the trailhead on dirt roads. The yellow and orange Aspens were glorious.

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Newark, Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is what I was expecting! Coming from the crowded east coast, this is exactly what I was looking for when coming to Colorado. There were no crowds of tourists, only a few hiking enthusiasts enjoying nature. My wife and I hiked for 3 hours and saw 4-6 people tops. So it really was a great way to get out... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is the National Forest around Steamboat and heading in all directions from here. Wonderful back country opportunities including self-guided and vendor-led. You can pick up information at the FS office on Highway 40 just south of town. Enjoy!

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Kansas City, MO
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We enjoy backroads, so we decided to head home a different route this time. We took the road to Buffalo Pass, northeast out of town which ends up at Highway 14 near Walden, CO. This is not for the faint-hearted and you need a good 4 wheel vehicle with high clearance, but it was worth the slow, bumpy drive. It... More

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colo. springs
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Rabbit Ears Pass and Buffalo Pass and Dumont Lake are nice areas. mosquitos galore in july. wildflowers in second week july. bring a forest map, signs are not common. Nice area, not too steep like San Juans, graded roads are welcomed. Great time!

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Waterford, VA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Went back-country skiing in Routt NF. Beautiful! So peaceful and generally quiet (except for the occasional distant snowmobile tour). snow was heavenly!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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138 reviews 138 reviews
73 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Rabbit ears pass offers some of the best high elevation cross country skiing anywhere! Easy access to elevations around 10,000 feet year 'round. Many areas offer panoramic vistas of the Colorado mountains. A nice place to visit at any time of year.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a great rek and the views are as good as you can get anywhere, added to which you do not have to share it with hundreds of others at the same time. You can really experience Wyoming without the crowds - good for the body and soul.

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Livermore, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We live in North Central Colorado so Medicine Bow is a close trip for us. Hiking here, especially in the fall is beautiful and peaceful. If you are looking for an outdoor experience with few amenities, this is for you!

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