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Hiking in Steamboat Springs

Getting outside during your unforgettable stay in Steamboat Springs should be your primary objective—after having fun, of course—and although most people think about skiing, snowboarding, and sledding when they imagine their outdoor fun, we would like to talk about the incredible Steamboat Springs hiking trails you will find throughout the region! Offering a chance to get out there and breathe in the fresh air as you get a little extra exercise, no special talents are needed to participate in this activity. If you can put one foot in front of the other, you can hike, and although some trails are more challenging than others, the plethora of trails that traverse our town allow you to pick the difficulty level of the walk you want to take!

Keep It Simple

When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to do is take a hike that practically forces you to climb a mountain, but there are still plenty of trails that take “the easy way,” including the Yampa River Core Trailhead. This paved trail meanders alongside the Yampa River for miles, allowing hikers to enjoy the walk for as long or as little as they like. Offering tranquil views, the occasional glimpse of wildlife sipping gracefully from the Yampa River, and other like-minded hikers and joggers, this trailhead is only as difficult as you make it!

Speaking of Views

The best way to see Steamboat Springs is from atop of hill or mountain, and although the Blackmere Trailhead doesn’t offer anything extra special on the way up, once you reach the top, the view that stretches out beneath you will take your breath away! Leading you through scrub brush and the occasional wildflower if the season is right, this trail is an easy one to follow, although it does climb a fair way, which might make hiking in Steamboat Springs more difficult for people already having altitude problems.

Steamboat Springs Hiking That Offers Something Extra

Another trail that can be as easy or as difficult as you need it to be for hiking in Steamboat Springs is the one that leads to Fish Creek Falls. The Overlook Trail is paved and offers wheelchair or stroller access, giving everyone a glimpse of the lower falls that is absolutely magnificent. The trails leading to the Upper Falls range from moderate to difficult, and as you follow switchbacks, hike through meadows of wildflowers, and reach your end destination of Long Lake, this trail will be one you will never regret taking.

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