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Wear snowshoes, bring water... this hike will not disappoint! Plan for an incline hike after the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful hiking spot

1/4 mile hike each way to a beautiful waterfall. Our 5 year old did it even when he was 3- no... read more

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Fish Creek Falls Road, County Road 32, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wear snowshoes, bring water... this hike will not disappoint! Plan for an incline hike after the 1st bridge. Hike earlier in the morning to avoid the afternoon crowd.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rreidlsm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1/4 mile hike each way to a beautiful waterfall. Our 5 year old did it even when he was 3- no carriers etc. nice place to explore in the warm months. Just minutes from town. Highly recommend if you are in the area. Gorgeous and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fish Creek Falls is so close to town it should be a "must do". Sure, it is only a waterfall and maybe you have seen hundreds of waterfalls in your day, why not make it 101?

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fish Creek Falls are a can’t-miss stop on any vacation visit to Steamboat. It’s a nice, fairly shot and not overly strenuous hike to get to the falls. One word of caution: like much of rural Colorado, the paths are easy to wander off of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MatthewMBell
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Visited here over New Years weekend and went snowshoeing. A short hike to the bridge, then a longer hike past it. We saw an ice climber as well. Paid $5 on the honor system for access. Definitely a great place to snowshoe while at Steamboat.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

Great place to go for a nice hike through the snow. Absolutely beautiful place. Trails are clearly marked and may great photo opportunities.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Went snowshoeing with my husband just after fresh snow. Definitely a workout very strenuous. Was unable not to go up to the lake because the trail was difficult to find and cane up to a cliff. Would love to see this trail in the summer.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place to take a hike in a very lovely location. I think it was only five dollars for parking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Texasempire
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Hiked with my kids 9, 11 and 13 and it was gorgeous and totally doable. The falls were snow covered but you can’t beat the beautiful vistas.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jennifersY6722UM
Reviewed December 26, 2018

We were there in the winter so the waterfall was frozen but it was still beautiful and the short hike was so peaceful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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August 17, 2018|
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Response from KATMAC2013 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any but it is a pretty easy hike with a good trail
July 15, 2018|
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Response from shelbylynn66 | Reviewed this property |
no, you don't have to pay
March 8, 2018|
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Response from ElLoboDePlaya | Reviewed this property |
In the "shoulder seasons", it's anyone's guess. Personally, we hiked almost to the top with boots in early October, but the trail eventually got a little too icy and slippery and we turned around.
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Cassandra T
St. Louis
What to do? (8 Replies)
Hi all! We are headed to Steamboat Springs (end of July) for the first time. We are trying to figure out things to do and are a little lost. We have Strawberry Park Hot Springs and Fish Creek Falls on out list but are lost on the rest. We would like to go whitewater rafting but have been told it's too far away and that the rapids die down at the end of the month. Is there some sort of rafting (tubes or whatever) we can do that's close? Yampa River or is that more for canoeing and fishing?...More
July 01, 2009|
Response frompowderglut|
You"re probably on the end of any decent whitewater rafting, maybe Colorado R. or an extended trip down Lodore Canyon on the Green R. However if tubing is your game the Yampa right thru town should be perfect.( Not to cold and not to high) Hot springs and falls are good, if youre into hiking, Flat Tops Wilderness up Devil's Causeway or Trappers Lake. Closer to Stbt is Buffalo pass + Rabbit Ears with tons of trails and views. You could go big on the water thrills at Stbt Lake or Stagecoach...More
Chicago, Illinois
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I am traveling to Colorado from Chicago between 9/12-9/22 and have the following tentative itinerary planned. Any insight would be helpful! I want to get the best of my time in Colorado. 1. Arrive in Colorado Springs (driving from Chicago). Next day visit Garden of the Gods/Cog Train. 2. Snowmass for 2 days. On the way stopping in Canon City to zip line. - Maroon Bells/Crater Lake; Horseback trail ride. 3. Aspen for 1 day. Penny Hot springs? 4. Breckenridge for 2 days. 5. Vail for 1...More
August 19, 2014|
Response fromTumbleweedandCactus|
Lots of good advice so far. Overall, a lot going on for short amount of time. I would eliminate/consolidate at least two stops so you can enjoy it a bit more. Your stops aren't all that diverse, especially in the mountains. In Colorado Springs, also plan to spend time in Manitou Springs. A program of Garden of Gods, cog and Manitou is all pretty compact. Are you planning to drive to Snowmass the day after your arrival in the Springs, or are you staying two nights? If you're only spending...More
Fish Creek Falls in Winter (4 Replies)
Is it worth going to the falls in the winter? Is the path cleared enough in the to get there with boots on? I don't ski and thought this would be a nice area to see.
December 17, 2013|
Response frommexicocity|
Yes! The path is kept very clear and it is an easy hike to the top. My mother did it last Christmas and she has 2 artificial knees. The path down to the base of the falls will be more weather dependent as it is steeper and unpaved. It is beautiful enjoy!