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1,032 mi 1,660 km of trail 9 Featured Runs

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gem Favorite The shore of Upper Rainbow Lake.

Rainbow Lake

(2) Steambo…, CO

Featured Runs in Routt National Forest - 9

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Favorite Looking down on Gilpin Lake from halfway up the pass.
Intermediate/Difficult

Zirkel Circle

10.4 mi 16.8 km • Loop • 2,360 ft Ascent 719.41 m Ascent

(13) Steambo…, CO
Favorite Everything is ALIVE on this awesome route.
Easy/Intermediate

Spring Creek Trail

10.4 mi 16.7 km • Loop • 1,435 ft Ascent 437.4 m Ascent

(14) Steambo…, CO
Favorite The trail just above the Pony Express lift.
Intermediate/Difficult

2019 Continental Divide Trail Run - 16-mile

16.0 mi 25.7 km • Loop • 3,501 ft Ascent 1067.11 m Ascent

(1) Steambo…, CO
Favorite The shore of Upper Rainbow Lake.
Intermediate

Rainbow Lake

8.5 mi 13.7 km • Out and Back • 1,376 ft Ascent 419.46 m Ascent

(6) Walden, CO
Favorite Long Lake off of Fish Creek Falls Trail.
Extremely Difficult

Run Rabbit Run 100 - 2018

109.4 mi 176.1 km • Loop • 17,203 ft Ascent 5243.34 m Ascent

(1) Steambo…, CO
Favorite Heading up the West Branch Trail with trailside blueberries keeping the pace slow.
Intermediate

Carey/Island Lakes Out-and-Back

14.4 mi 23.1 km • Loop • 2,669 ft Ascent 813.41 m Ascent

(4) Red Fea…, CO
Favorite Long Lake off of Fish Creek Falls Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Continental Divide Trail Run - 50K Course

29.9 mi 48.1 km • Loop • 4,632 ft Ascent 1411.85 m Ascent

(2) Steambo…, CO
Favorite Long Lake off of Fish Creek Falls Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

2018 Continental Divide Trail Run

31.4 mi 50.5 km • Point to Point • 4,606 ft Ascent 1403.99 m Ascent

(2) Steambo…, CO
Favorite The trail weaves in and out of the canopy and on the switchback, peeks out for this clear view of the valley below.
Intermediate

Thunderhead Trail

4.1 mi 6.5 km • Point to Point • 2,110 ft Ascent 643.25 m Ascent

(6) Steambo…, CO

Trails in Routt National Forest - 191

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7.0 mi 11.3 km #1Fish Creek Falls Trail
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
7.0 mi 11.3 km Steamboat Springs, CO 20 
8.6 mi 13.9 km #2Rainbow Lake Trail #1130
Intermediate
Walden, CO
Intermediate
8.6 mi 13.9 km Walden, CO
21.1 mi 33.9 km #3CDT: Buffalo Pass to North Lake (CO Sec. 43)
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
21.1 mi 33.9 km Steamboat Springs, CO
6.2 mi 9.9 km #4Mountain View
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
6.2 mi 9.9 km Steamboat Springs, CO
11.8 mi 19.0 km #5Flash of Gold
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
11.8 mi 19.0 km Steamboat Springs, CO
3.8 mi 6.1 km #6Mad Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Easy/Intermediate
3.8 mi 6.1 km Steamboat Springs, CO
5.7 mi 9.1 km #7Gilpin Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
5.7 mi 9.1 km Steamboat Springs, CO
7.3 mi 11.7 km #8Gold Creek Lake Trail
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
7.3 mi 11.7 km Steamboat Springs, CO
5.6 mi 9.1 km #9South Fork Trail #1138
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
5.6 mi 9.1 km Grand Lake, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km #10Sunshine
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Steamboat Springs, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km #11Vista Nature Trail
Easy
Steamboat Springs, CO
Easy
0.8 mi 1.2 km Steamboat Springs, CO
2.7 mi 4.4 km #12Rabbit Ears Peak
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.4 km Steamboat Springs, CO
6.7 mi 10.8 km #13Blue Lake Trail #959
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
6.7 mi 10.8 km Grand Lake, CO
1.3 mi 2.2 km #14Hahns Peak Trail #1158
Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Difficult
1.3 mi 2.2 km Steamboat Springs, CO
2.7 mi 4.3 km #15Hot Spring Trail
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.3 km Steamboat Springs, CO
3.9 mi 6.4 km #16Bear Creek Trail
Intermediate
Walden, CO
Intermediate
3.9 mi 6.4 km Walden, CO
7.2 mi 11.5 km #17West Branch Trail #960
Easy
Red Feather Lakes, CO
Easy
7.2 mi 11.5 km Red Feather Lakes, CO
12.2 mi 19.6 km #18Sarvis Creek Trail #1105
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
12.2 mi 19.6 km Steamboat Springs, CO
15.6 mi 25.1 km #19Wyoming Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
15.6 mi 25.1 km Steamboat Springs, CO
15.7 mi 25.2 km #20CDT: Rabbit Ears Pass to Buffalo Pass (CO Sec. 42)
Easy/Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Easy/Intermediate
15.7 mi 25.2 km Steamboat Springs, CO

Photos of Routt National Forest - 53

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Looking down on Gilpin Lake from halfway up the pass.
Jun 26, 2018 near Walden, CO
The shore of Upper Rainbow Lake.
Feb 10, 2016 near Steambo…, CO
Heading up to Gilpin Lake, late June.
Jun 26, 2018 near Walden, CO
The Rabbit Ears
Feb 18, 2015 near Steambo…, CO
Long Lake off of Fish Creek Falls Trail.
Sep 10, 2016 near Steambo…, CO
Blue Lake from just below Hanging Lake
Jan 4, 2018 near Walden, CO
Getting close to Rainbow Lake. Always great to see snow in the summer.
Feb 10, 2016 near Steambo…, CO
Upper Rainbow Lake looking down the valley.
Feb 10, 2016 near Steambo…, CO

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