6 miles
Distance
284 ft
Climb
-2,740 ft
Descent
01:04:11
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Fish Creek Falls Trail

Fish Creek Falls Details

  • Riding Area
    Steamboat Springs
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July-Oct
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #5805 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

Fish Creek Falls is most likely one of the most hardcore trail testpieces in Colorado. It was never designed and purpose-built for bikes, yet rides unbelievably well. The trail is a challenge to reach, requiring a decent xc ride in from Dumont Lake or Buffalo Pass, or for the burly riders, a long slog up to and along the Mountain View trail on Mt Werner. The views are amazing as the trail drops gently through open meadows. Not long after it gets rowdy, real rowdy, dropping through tight and twisting switchbacks littered with jagged rocks and even some decent exposure in a few “no-fall” zones. The beauty is that it NEVER lets up until bottom, with tech section after tech section. Many sections have serious consequences, Technical/Trials skills a must if you dont want walk/wreck much of this trail. Note: this is a HEAVILY used touron trail. Best ridden on a weekday early morning/ late evening. Expect and respect the hikers you will encounter, many of whom dont hike often and panic when approached by bikes. You will get some compliments from some who understand how dangerous and fun this trail is! In my opinion one of the best techy singletracks in Colorado, harder than Ahab, Portal and Rockstacker in Moab.

Access Info

Access from Mountain View on the frontside of Werner or from the Divide trail

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Fish Creek Falls bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,456 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,402 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,969 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,967 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,511 ft
  • Grade
    -7.5%
  • Grade max
    -193.631%
  • Grade min
    103.24%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,228 ft
  • Avg time
    01:04:11
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Status:
on Jul 1, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to fish-creek-falls trailhead (40.471900, -106.690240)
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Fish Creek Falls Trail Reports

datedescription
Jul 1, 2018 @ 4:23pm
Jul 1, 2018
Two or three down trees at the top, but not enough for a yellow status.
Jul 30, 2017 @ 9:51pm
Jul 30, 2017
Ridin' like a Champ
Jul 14, 2017 @ 4:46pm
Jul 14, 2017
Eight or so trees down but all the good parts are riding well
Sep 22, 2016 @ 12:37pm
Sep 22, 2016
Sep 22, 2016 @ 12:37pm
Sep 22, 2016
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Jan 5, 2016 @ 9:09pm
Jan 5, 2016
Fish Creek Falls, Steamboat Springs
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Jan 5, 2016 @ 9:08pm
Jan 5, 2016
Fish Creek Falls, Steamboat Springs

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag kylepietras (Jul 24, 2018 at 0:50)
 Super valad description!!! Have a bell and be really nice to hikers, we don’t want to lose this trail!!!
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