Hikes near Steamboat Spring

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Hikes near Steamboat Spring

Postby moff » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:18 pm

Hello, I will be in Steamboat for the weekend and plan to get a hike in while i'm there. Any thoughts on some good hikes in that area? Thanks.
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Re: Hikes near Steamboat Spring

Postby sad2 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:25 pm

Another one is the Zirkel Circle.

1. The Zirkel Circle, Steamboat Springs. You may think, Steamboat Springs, that's too far to go for a hike, but it's just three hours from Denver and this hike is a must do. The 11.2 mile trek is a loop hike so the scenery is always new and it features two spectacular alpine lakes, scenic meadows, a waterfall and numerous cascades.

http://www.examiner.com/article/2012-five-hikes-you-must-do
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Re: Hikes near Steamboat Spring

Postby Scott P » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:53 pm

How long and what difficulty? There are literally dozens of choices within the immediate area. The Sawtooth Range is the most spectacular.
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Re: Hikes near Steamboat Spring

Postby moff » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:13 am

I was hoping to do a Class 3 (or Class 2 would be good too), and a hike that was between 5 and 10 miles would be ideal. Thanks for the feedback.
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Re: Hikes near Steamboat Spring

Postby Scott P » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:38 am

I was hoping to do a Class 3 (or Class 2 would be good too), and a hike that was between 5 and 10 miles would be ideal.


The Sawtooth Range will probably be too long then. Devils Causeway and Big Agnes Peak would be good alternatives and are among the most spectacular hikes in that area, though they are 10-11 miles. I'd highly recommend both.

Short hikes would be Sand Mountain or Hahns Peak (see above).

The Zirkle Circle (as mentioned above) or Mica Lake would be really good non-summit hikes. Dome Lake is my favorite lake in the region, but the trail has mostly been given back to nature, so it requires some route-finding.
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Re: Hikes near Steamboat Spring

Postby wypatt » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:50 am

Not exactly class 3 but you can get some exposure and see some incredible views on the Devils Causeway.

http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2008/aug/31/loop_it_devil/?outdoors
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Re: Hikes near Steamboat Spring

Postby Kent McLemore » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:59 pm

Consider Rabbit Ears Pass. When I lived in Steamboat we spent a lot of time up there. Not terribly far from town. Beautiful country. Great views.
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