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Fish Creek Falls Trail

Intermediate

Trail

7.0 mile 11.3 kilometer point to point
85% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,687' 819 m
Descent: -45' -14 m
High: 10,096' 3,077 m
Low: 7,419' 2,261 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A great high alpine route; connects with Buffalo or Rabbit Ears Passes.

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Fish Creek Falls (USFS Trail #1102) starts at a large parking lot, and ends at a junction with Wyoming Trail and Mountain View. The lower reaches of the trail are more rocky and difficult, resulting in some challenging sections.

The upper end of the route is easier, rolling through forest and open meadows on a gradual ascent.

Fish Creek Falls is often used as a shuttle, connecting with the Wyoming Trail from either Buffalo or Rabbit Ears Passes.

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Jul 30, 2018
Kevin Matthews
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Long Lake off of Fish Creek Falls Trail.
Sep 10, 2016 near Steambo…, CO
Fish Creek Falls is a maelstrom in late Spring. We saw kayakers take on the Class V rapids just below the Falls as we started our run
Jun 30, 2015 near Steambo…, CO
Fish Creek Falls!
Jan 30, 2015 near Steambo…, CO
Early June after a snowy winter. Rushing waters.
Nov 11, 2019 near Steambo…, CO
Hike up rocky incline, looking over valley
Nov 11, 2019 near Steambo…, CO
Early June. Elevation 8857. Waterfall.
Nov 11, 2019 near Steambo…, CO

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