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Parks & nature in Routt County

Trail
“Gorgeous hike, especially in the spring when the snow is melting and the falls are raging! You don't have to travel far up the trail to see the sights, and can continue on if looking for more hiking. ”
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Other Great Outdoors
“Beautiful demonstration of Rocky Mountain Gardening and great setting along the Yampa River. Free admission. Children welcome. Plus, outdoor yoga three mornings at week during the summer. (yoga has suggested $10 donation)”
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Park
“Located in Steamboat Springs. Day or moonlit night, this is a great place to snowshoe, XC Ski, walk dogs, and ride fat bikes. If you aim for the service tower up top you will have the most amazing views. To the tower and back is approx. 1.5 hour trek, was perfect for me! GETTING THERE: This trailhead doesn't have an address. The easiest way to get there is to put Bud Werner Library into GPS (1289 Lincoln Ave) then instead of turning into Library parking lot, keep going straight and turn left on Gilpin St, then left on Saratoga, then right on Routt Street. You will see several cars parked looping along the curved road. If you get lost ask a local as they are walking all around the area. ”
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Park
“About 35 minutes north of us, (easy, lovely drive) beautiful lake and surrounding area. In winter, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling. In summer, camping, boating, mountain biking, trails, nature hikes and activities at the Steamboat Lake Visitor's Center. Historic Hahn's Peak Village, museum, or hike Hahn's Peak. On the way there, stop by the Clark Store for lunch (and ice cream in the summer months)! ”
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Park
“Great hiking trail just a few miles from town with a beautiful stream running down the deep ravine. ”
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Park
“3 mils away, swim beach, hiking and biking trails, and a beautiful sunset from the dam.”
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Park
“Peaceful lake- great for hiking, fishing, camping, SUP or canoeing! Steamboat Lake is another couple miles up the road.”
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Trail
“Views are stunning, and the drive is fairly close. Check online for any parking fees or donations.”
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Park
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Premise
“This summer hike is so great! You hike up a large bowl and in a short 2.5 miles, get to the top of the flattops where there is a rock bridge. One side is a 750 drop and the other is a 1500. Really enjoyable to take kids or adult kids! Is approx 1.5 hours away also. Close and unique!”
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Trail
“great trail for the bike path cruise or hike, follows the river through town, skate park at the west end.”
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Park
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Ski Lodge
$$$
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Park
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Park
“Little Toots Park is located right next to our Library. Stop inside to pick up a brochure for a historic natural springs tour. The area in and around this part is the most historic site of the whole town! There are several natural springs within walking distance that are pretty cool to see. Don't forget to see the actual Steamboat Spring! This natural spring is what our town is named after! Fur trappers that came to this area in the 1800's and thought they heard a steamboat. They soon discovered that it was this spring making a chugging sound. Many people overlook this area, but you can see for yourself why some of us find it is so special!”
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