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Steamboat Region Winter Trails Index

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Snowshoeing / Cross-Country Skiing Trails List

Trip Name / Links to Descriptions 1-Way (mi) Rise (ft) Difficulty
Bear River Trail #1120. To Mosquito Lake and beyond. USFS webpage. Colorado-Hiking-Vacations.com "Steamboat Springs Hiking Trails" webpage. Wildernet webpage.
See chapter "58. Mosquito Lake -- Bear River Trail -- 1120" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See section "Bear River Trail 1120" in Westwinds Press book The Hiking and Camping Guide to the Flat Tops Wilderness.
3.3 + approach +1,200 Moderate
Berry Lake Trail #1196. USFS webpage. 3.0 + approach   Moderate
Big Creek Lake Trail #1184. Go-Colorado webpage.
See chapter "29. Big Creek Lake via 1184" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
1.7 + approach +400 Easy
Black Mountain Creek Trail #1117. USFS webpage. Go-Colorado webpage. Wildernet webpage.
See chapter "47. Black Mountain Creek Trail -- 1117" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See section "Black MountainTrail 1117" in Westwinds Press book The Hiking and Camping Guide to the Flat Tops Wilderness.
5.9 -50 Easy
Bruce's Parking Lot Ski Trail System #1D. USFS trailhead webpage. "Rabbit Ears Pass / Buffalo Pass Winter Recreation Area" map.
See chapter "54. Bruce's Trail" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails. 
     
Buffalo Pass Road #60. USFS Dry Lake Trailhead webpage. "Rabbit Ears Pass / Buffalo Pass Winter Recreation Area" map.
See description "Buffalo Pass Road #60" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
10.4 +3,306  
Cherry Creek Trail #1037. USFS webpage. 2.8 + approach   Moderate
Corral Creek Trail #1114. Continues 5.5 miles west into Eagle Region where it is called Salt Park Trail. USFS webpage. 5.8 + approach   Moderate
Crags Trail #1182. Go-Colorado webpage.
See chapter "30. Lake of the Crags via 1182" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
1.8 + approach +1,000 Moderate
Dunkley Pass Ski Trail System. USFS trailhead webpage. USFS ski trails system map. USFS  Aspen Flats Loop webpage. USFS Chapman Cut-Off Loop webpage. USFS Crosho Lake Trail webpage. USFS Spronks Creek Loop webpage. USFS The Long Run Trail webpage.      
Elk Draw Trail #1209. USFS webpage. 5.4   Moderate
Elk River North Fork Trail #1189. Also known as Diamond Park Trail. USFS trailhead webpage. USFS Seedhouse Guard Station winter webpage.      
Elkhead State Park Trail System. (Colorado Parks & Wildlife.) CP&W website. CP&W brochure. CP&W trail map.      
Emerald Mountain Trail System. City of Steamboat Springs. Overlaps with Howelsen Hill Nordic Center. CSS brochure.
See description "Emerald Mountain Trail" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
See description "Howelsen Hill Trails" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
     
Fox Curve Ski Loop #2B. USFS trailhead webpage. "Rabbit Ears Pass / Buffalo Pass Winter Recreation Area" map.
See chapter "55. Fox Curve Loop" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See description "Fox Curve Ski Loop #2b" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
4.0 loop +340  
Gill Reservoir Trail #1104. USFS webpage. 2.0   Moderate
Gilpin Lake Trail #1161. USFS trailhead webpage. USFS quicksheet. Wildernet webpage.
See chapter "89. Gilpin Lake -- 1161" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See chapter "90. The Zirkel Circle -- 1161 - 1150 -- The Gilpin - Gold Creek Loop" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See description "Zirkel Circle (Gold Cr Lake -- Gilpin Lake Loop)" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
See description "Gilpin Lake Trail #1171" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
6.1 +1,360 Moderate
Gore Creek Trail / Road #250. USFS webpage. 13.1   Moderate
Hahn's Peak Lake Trail #1191. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "66. Hahn's Peak Lake Trail -- 1191" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
1.0 0.0 Easy
Haymaker Nordic Center. "Steamboat Springs Nordic Council" webpage.
Hogan Park Ski Route #2A. "Rabbit Ears Pass / Buffalo Pass Winter Recreation Area" map.
See description "Hogan Park Ski Route #2a" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
See chapter "56. Hogan Park Trail" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
7.5    
Home Ranch, The, nordic center. "Steamboat Springs Nordic Council" webpage. "Home Ranch" nordic home page.      
Howelsen Hill Nordic Center. (City of Steamboat Springs.) Overlaps with Emerald Mountain Trails System. "Steamboat Springs Nordic Council" webpage. Trail map.
See description "Howelsen Hill Trails" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
     
Indian Run Trail #1210. USFS webpage. 5.3   Strenuous
Lake Catamount Touring Center. "Steamboat Springs Nordic Council" webpage.      
Little Causeway Lake / East Fork of Williams Fork Trail #1119. USFS East Fork webpage. USFS Devil's Causeway webpage. Colorado-Hiking-Vacations.com "Steamboat Springs Hiking Trails" webpage.
See chapter "57. Devil's Causeway -- East Fork -- 1119" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See section "East Fork Trail 1119 (Pyramid Guard Station Trailhead)" in Westwinds Press book The Hiking and Camping Guide to the Flat Tops Wilderness.
See section "East Fork Trail 1119 (Stillwater Reservoir Trailhead)" in Westwinds Press book The Hiking and Camping Guide to the Flat Tops Wilderness.
15.7 Easy to Moderate
Lost Lakes Trail #1116. USFS webpage. Go-Colorado webpage. Wildernet West Lost Lakes webpage.
See section "Lost Lakes Trail 1116" in Westwinds Press book The Hiking and Camping Guide to the Flat Tops Wilderness.
6.4 + approach -1,135 Moderate
Lost Lakes West Trail #1103. USFS webpage. Wildernet West Lost Lakes webpage.
See section "West Lost Lake Trail 1103" in Westwinds Press book The Hiking and Camping Guide to the Flat Tops Wilderness.
1.4 + approach +680 Moderate
Luna Lake Trail #1168. Sidetrip on Fish Hawk Lake Trail #1168.1A. Wildernet webpage.
See chapter "27. Lake Elbert via 1168" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See chapter "28. Lake Luna via 1168" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See description "Luna Lake Tr #1168" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
9.2 + approach +2.030 Moderate to Strenuous
Mandall Lakes Trail #1121. USFS webpage. Go-Colorado webpage.
See chapter "53. Mandall Lakes and Pass -- 1121" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See chapter "29 Rio Blanco County: Northwest Ridge of Orno Peak" in FalconGuides book Hiking Colorado's Summits.
See section "Mandall Lakes Trail 1121" in Westwinds Press book The Hiking and Camping Guide to the Flat Tops Wilderness.
5.4 +2,290 Strenuous
Mica Basin Trail #1162. USFS trailhead webpage. USFS quicksheet. Wildernet webpage. Go-Colorado webpage.
See chapter "88. Mica Lake -- 1161 & 1162" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See description "Mica Basin Trail #1162" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
2.5 + approach +1,388 Strenuous
Middle Pine Trail #1196.1A. USFS webpage. 3.4 + approach   Moderate
North Derby Trail #1122. USFS webpage. Go-Colorado webpage.
See chapter "55. Hooper and Keener Lakes -- 1122 & 1160" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See chapter "56. Flat Top Mountain via 1122" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See chapter "26 Garfield County: Flat Top Mountain" in FalconGuides book Hiking Colorado's Summits.
See section "North Derby Trail 1122 and Hooper Lake Trail 1860" in Westwinds Press book The Hiking and Camping Guide to the Flat Tops Wilderness.
2.2 +520 Moderate
Pearl Lake State Park Trail System. (Colorado Parks & Wildlife.) CP&W website. CP&W brochure. CP&W trails map.
See chapter "60. Pearl Lake" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
     
Prospector Trail #1156. USFS trailhead webpage. Go-Colorado webpage.
See chapter "63. Prospector Trail -- 1156" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See chapter "64. Prospector Extension -- Northwest" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See chapter "65. Prospector Extension -- East" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See description "Prospector Motorized Lake Trail #1156" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
5.4 +800 Moderate
Rabbit Ears Pass West Summit Winter Trail System #1A, #1B, #1C. USFS north winter trailhead webpage. USFS south winter trailhead webpage. "Rabbit Ears Pass / Buffalo Pass Winter Recreation Area" map.
See chapter "8 Rabbit Ears Pass" in FalconGuides book Winter Trails Colorado.
See chapter "59. South Summit Loop" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "60. West Summit Loop 1A" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "61. West Summit Loop 1B" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
     
Rabbit Ears Peak Road #291. Colorado-Hiking-Vacations.com "Steamboat Springs Hiking Trails" webpage.
See chapter "34. Rabbit Ears Peak" in Altitude Publishing book The Best Hikes of Colorado.
See chapter "37. Rabbit Ears Peak" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See description "Rabbit Ears Peak Road #291" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
3.0   Moderate to Strenuous
Salt Park Trail #1114.1A. USFS webpage. 1.9 + approach   Moderate
Sarvis Creek Trail #1105. Also known as Service or Sarvice Creek Trail. USFS webpage. Wildernet webpage.
See chapter "42. Sarvis (Service, Sarvice) Creek Trail -- 1105 Peak" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See chapter "6 Sarvis Creek" in FalconGuides book Winter Trails Colorado.
12.2 +2,236 Moderate
Soda Creek Trail. Not on USFS map.
See chapter "18. Soda Creek Trail" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See description "Soda Creek Trail" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
3.0    
South Fork Creek Trail #1100.3A. USFS trailhead webpage. USFS winter trailhead webpage.
See description "South Fork Trail #1100.3A" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
3.0 +400  
South Fork Trail #1113 / #1113.1A. No information available.      
Spring Creek Trail #1160. USFS Dry Lake Trailhead webpage. USFS quicksheet. Wildernet webpage.
See chapter "10. Spring Creek Children's Hike" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See chapter "11. Dry Lake Campground via Spring Creek" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See description "Spring Creek Trail #1160" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
3.6 +1,200 Easy to Moderate
Stagecoach State Park Trail System. (Colorado Parks & Wildlife.) CP&W website. CP&W brochure. CP&W trails webpage.
See chapter "44. Stagecoach Reservoir -- 1106 Peak" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See chapter "7 Stagecoach State Park" in FalconGuides book Winter Trails Colorado.
     
Steamboat Lake State Park Touring Center. (Colorado Parks & Wildlife.) "Steamboat Springs Nordic Council" webpage. CP&W winter brochure. CP&W winter trails map. CP&W website. CP&W brochure. CP&W trails webpage map.
See chapter "61. Steamboat Lake -- Tombstone Nature Trail" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See chapter "62. Steamboat Lake -- Willow Creek to Marina" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
     
Steamboat Ski Touring Center. "Steamboat Springs Nordic Council" webpage. Touring center website. Trail map.      
Swamp Park Trail #1100. Also known as Mad Creek Trail. USFS Burn Ridge Trailhead webpage. USFS Mad Creek Trailhead webpage. USFS quicksheet.
See chapter "14. Mad Creek Hikes -- 1100" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See chapter "83. South Fork of the Elk River -- 1100 & 1100A" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
See description "Mad Creek Trail #1100" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Steamboat Springs / Mount Zirkel.
22.4 +2,250 Moderate
Walton Creek/Peak Winter Trail System #3A, #3B, #3C. USFS winter trailhead webpage. "Rabbit Ears Pass / Buffalo Pass Winter Recreation Area" map.
See chapter "57. North Walton Peak Loop" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
See chapter "58. Par-a-lel Route" in Colorado Mountain Club's book Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails.
     
Walton Peak Road #251 (#5A, #5B, #5C, #5D). "Rabbit Ears Pass / Buffalo Pass Winter Recreation Area" map.
See chapter "41. Walton Peak" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
4.0 +609  
Windy Point Trail #1195. USFS webpage. 4.5 + approach   Moderate

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