Impressive views of the Gore Range.
- Length: 15 miles
- Driving Time: min. 20 mins
Steamboat Springs has genuine western hospitality, a world class ski resort, and nearly unlimited outdoor recreational and photo opportunities.
It’s an easy 0.5 mile RT to Fish Creek Falls. To reach the upper falls:
From I-70/C470 via US 40 — 144 miles 2 hr 50 mins
The eastern half of the byway is a well maintained, gravel road and, in good conditions, is passable by most 2wd passenger vehicles. The western half, into Meeker, is paved. Open to snowmobiles in winter.
The Devil’s Causeway follows a narrow strip of land that connects two major sections of the Flat Tops. Both sides of the trail are 60′-80′ cliffs with steep talus slopes dropping another 600′-800′ into the drainage below. The rough, 3′ wide crest is a spot any hiker or climber will never forget.
The trail parallels the north side of Stillwater Reservoir for 0.8 miles, reaching a registration/information board at the junction with trail #1120. Head right (N) at the junction and pass Little Causeway Lake at mile 1.6; good camping and fishing at the Lake. From here the trail climbs along and through talus slopes to a watershed divide at mile 2.3. A side trail on the left makes a steep ascent to the Devil’s Causeway, mile 2.8.
A scenic, paved 32-mile road leads to the heart of Dinosaur National Monument’s canyon country. Several picnic areas and the trailheads of three hiking trails are located just off Harpers Corner Drive.
There are three sections to the tour; SH 64, SH 139, and Rangely Dragon Road (and other county roads used to connect with SH 139). Rangely Dragon Road and the other county roads are maintained, gravel-surfaced and passable, in dry conditions, by 2wd passenger vehicles. High clearance is recommended.
The entire length of the Cache la Poudre Scenic Byway is paved. It follows along the Cache la Poudre River for about 50 miles and in this stretch you’ll find 11 Forest Service CG’s. It then climbs up to Cameron Pass (10249 ft) and drops into North Park, prime moose viewing country.
The park has 219 campsites, a corral at the Bockman CG, 6 cabins, 7 yurts, 9 picnic sites, 80 miles of
motorized roads and trails, 70 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 50 miles of signed snowshoe and skiing trails, and the largest moose herd in Colorado.
The Refuge was established to provide suitable nesting and rearing habitat for migratory birds. Meandering streams, streamside willows, and meadow habitats found at Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge create excellent wildlife habitat.