Steamboat Springs Day 3 - Fish Creek Hike

Today we went to see Fish Creek Falls. Not far from town and just a short drive.

We walked to the overlook and the falls looked pretty nice. They are more impressive with higher water flow (see photo at the bottom of the page).

We walked down to the creek bottom then decided to hike a ways up the trail to Long Lake. Along the way I saw a few of these flowers which I haven't seen in Utah.

We intended to go up to the bridge that crosses the creek, but we kept going to the upper falls.

The trail is open to bikes, but we didn't see any riders. It's a burly trail. A guy at Orange Peel Bikes said he cleaned it and now rides it on a rigid single-speed - crazy.

After the hike we feasted on nachos and fish-n-chips at a bar and grill downtown.

We considering riding but it rained. Instead we drove out to Hahn's Creek Cafe by Steamboat Lake and had dinner while listening to some music by three local guys.

Tomorrow (Saturday) is our last day in Steamboat Springs. We may squeeze in a ride before we head home, if the heavy rain this evening didn't turn everything into mud.


bikemike said...


Watcher said...

Glad you guys are having a great trip in Steamboat. Your mystery flower is Fireweed. It's a late bloomer in the Wasatch. I've seen it lately up around Pinebrook and PC, and it usually blooms in mid-late August along the road in upper Mill Creek.