Fish Creek Falls

One of the most photogenic in the state.

Fish Creek Falls, just outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

How to get there:

Turn north on 3rd Street, then east on Fish Creek Falls Rd for approximately 3 miles to the parking area.

  • From US40/3rd St to Parking Area
  • 146 miles 3 hrs
  • GPS
  • Parking Area
  • 40.4824 -106.7730

In General:HikingPicnic Area Day Use Fee: $5

It’s an easy 0.5 mile RT to Fish Creek Falls. To reach the upper falls:

  • Length: 5 miles RT
  • Elev gain: 1200 ft
  • Rating: Moderate/Difficult
  • Hiking Time: min. 2 hour 30 mins

Photo Ops:WaterfallsFlowersFall Colors

The 283-foot cascading waterfall is one of the most photogenic in the state. Upper Fish Creek Falls is worth the somewhat strenuous hike. The spray from the falls creates a micro climate that encourages summer wildflower growth, providing many photo ops, and the aspen groves offer some fine fall foliage.

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