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Fiddlehead Trail

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 4.5 (4)

Lots of wildflowers and ferns. Easy hike. Mountain bikes also allowed.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Loop

8,379' 2,554 m

High

8,260' 2,518 m

Low

192' 59 m

Up

192' 59 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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Features Birding · Wildflowers

Dirt Road most of the way outside Steamboat, but easy access for a 2WD car.

Need to Know

The parking area fills up quickly. There is a larger parking lot and bathrooms on the right as you enter the trailhead area. There are a number of trailheads that can be accessed from this spot. You can even ride or hike the Spring Creek trail from Steamboat to get here.

Description

The trailhead is across the street to the north of the main parking lot. The trail is mostly flat and offers some great views of the surrounding mountains. It meanders through forest and open areas with fields of ferns and a lot of wildflowers. The trail has good signage and is easy to follow with only a a couple of trail junctions on the east side of the loop.

This trail is part of the Buffalo Pass Recreation Area. It is made possible through a partnership between the US Forest Service, the City of Steamboat Springs, and the Steamboat Trails Alliance.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of ferns and wildflowers. There are Columbines, Indian Paintbrush, Hemlock and many others.

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David Bolt

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 4 votes

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in Buffalo Pass

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#3

in Buffalo Pass

#608

in Colorado

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View along trail to northwest
Aug 16, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
Wildflowers and Aspens near the trailhead
Jul 30, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
Wood bridge along low area of trail
Aug 16, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
BTR trail junction
Aug 16, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
Ferns along trail
Aug 16, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
BTR Trail Junction
Aug 16, 2020 near Steambo…, CO

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Aug 16, 2022
Silas W
2.1mi
Jul 31, 2022
Jessica Josephs
Jul 23, 2022
Kimberly Daly
Jul 9, 2020
David Bolt
This was a slow walk given all of the wildflower photos my wife took. 2.1mi — 1h 00m