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Address: 925 Weiss Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: (970) 870-2299
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Set on the Continental Divide, more than one million acres of wilderness...
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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It's huge, it is beautiful, it is a natural recreation escape in Steamboats backyard

Such an amenity in Steamboats backyard.....to much to write about in one review. If you like forests, meadows and streams search Routt Forest on the Internet to see all that is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Such an amenity in Steamboats backyard.....to much to write about in one review. If you like forests, meadows and streams search Routt Forest on the Internet to see all that is available. Fishing, hiking, camping, Xcountry skiing, snowmobiling, backpacking, biking, hunting, awesome vistas minutes from Steamboat

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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We drove through part of this National Forest to get to Steamboat Springs from Denver. We stopped for some pictures of the epic panoramas of the Steamboat valley and also stopped for pictures of the Rabbit Ears Peaks. You also see farms/ranches with livestock, stacked hay, streams, and groves of trees. Every where, it looks like a calendar picture! THere... More 

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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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
79 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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