The wilderness calls and backcountry adventure awaits in Steamboat Springs.


Get a new perspective on Steamboat’s hiking trails in winter, when snowflakes coat the aspen trees and hiking boots are traded in for snowshoes. Trails like Spring Creek and Fish Creek Falls are local favorites, while Yampatika offers free guided tours of the Uranium Mine Trail with historic interpretation.



High atop Rabbit Ears Pass off of U.S. Highway 40, Bruce’s Trail is maintained for Nordic skiers looking for a wilderness experience. Featuring five kilometers of groomed trail for skate skiing as well as a classic track, Bruce’s also allows fat bikes and snowshoeing.

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Want to earn your turns? Grab your skins or rev up a snowmobile at Buffalo Pass, commonly the site of the deepest snowpack in Colorado. To maximize your vertical, book a day with Steamboat Powdercats where veteran guides will take you to untouched snow, host a delicious lunch and create backcountry memories that are not soon to fade.


The east summit of Rabbit Ears Pass is snowmobile heaven. Groomed trails are perfect for family fun, while off-piste adventure will take you deep into the Park Range. Schedule an outing with Steamboat Snowmobile Tours for an adventure with your whole family on Rabbit Ears, in the Flat Tops range and North Routt County.


Know before you go

Always be prepared with avalanche safety gear and training. Visit for the latest snowpack conditions.

Spring is the perfect time to explore the backcountry around Steamboat Springs.