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Fish Creek Falls

Address: Fish Creek Falls Road, County Road 32, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

An absolutely stunning little gem to visit with some fantastic little trails with amazing views! $5 for parking but it goes back to the national parks. Worth the visit!

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St. Augustine, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

You can take a couple of hours or all day with the hikes in and around Fish Creek Falls. Take both the trail to the overlook and the one to footbridge below for different vantage points of the falls and the creek. In the winter, these trails can be walked with hiking boots or other shoes with good tread. If... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I can imagine this place gets very busy in the Summer. Well laid out for visitors with lots of picnic areas and clear paths. Very family friendly. We were there when there'd just been 25 inches of snow, it was -20deg and the waterfall was almost totally frozen. We had intended doing the longer walk but there was just too... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a short trip that is well worth it. We went during winter while it was snowing. It is a very short easy hike to the falls overlook. It was beautiful with snow, frozen ice and a huge rushing waterfall coming down. It's also a short hike down to the stream.

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Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Easy hike up to see the falls. Very pretty and beautiful view. Our young adult sons had a blast climbing up the side of the mountain and sliding back down near the parking lot. So fun.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Beautiful, easy hike, even in January at 5 degrees, with amazing views of the beautiful falls!! Absolutely amazing, cannot wait to do it again in the spring or summer as well!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Christmas day in a resort town is like a ghost town. We decided to take a morning drive after breakfast to Fish Creek Falls. My the beauty and the wonder! Steamboat had fresh snowfall of about 8 inches over night and the trails had fresh powder. The park is free, but with a $5 required donation. If you take the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Was there in the winter. Watched the ice climbers climb the falls. Very cool. Trails were narrow but still pretty easy.

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Been hiking and climbing the falls for 30 years. If you're visiting Steamboat, go see 'em. But wear sturdy shoes. No flip flops or sandals, even in Summer. In winter, warm clothes. And don't assume you know more about ice climbing than those who do the sport. Climbing the falls (or falling into the creek) in winter can kill you,... More 

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Paris, Tennessee, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Easy hike to the upper falls overlook even with a bit of snow. You'll need boots in the winter with good trend to hike to the lower falls although it shouldn't be difficult. Amazingly quiet.

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