Fish Creek Falls
A tremendous attraction practically right in Steamboat, these falls (283 feet high!) have something to offer everyone. The waterfalls themselves are quite beautiful, and a good trail lets almost anyone enjoy them. Montane shrubland and stunted aspen in the area offer a wide variety of avian life, including Band-tailed Pigeon (mostly seen in the morning and evening), Orange-crowned and Virginia’s Warblers, Townsend’s Solitaire, and American Dipper. You can also access this area in the winter, when Sharp-tailed Grouse are sometimes found.
Habitat: Aspen Grove, Lowland Riparian, Scrub Oak Forest, Cliff Face, Stream
Directions: In Steamboat Springs from US 40 turn northeast on 3rd Street, then right on Fish Creek Falls Road. Follow this road approximately 3 miles to the first or second parking lot.
Delorme: 26 A3
Roads of Colorado: 37 D3
Dates of Access: Open all year, daylight hours
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: $5 USFS day use pass
Parking: Parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Steamboat Springs
Handicapped Access: Handicap accessible trail to the falls