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Roadtrip to the Rockies: Mad Creek Trail

  • Mad Creek Trail
  • Distance:  8.8 miles RT
  • Type: Moderate, Out-and-Back
  • Elevation Gain: 1,322 ft
  • Other: Toilets Available, Dogs Allowed
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Mad Creek Trailhead is located about 15 minutes northwest of downtown Steamboat Springs in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.  It is a very good trail for visitors from lower elevation as it only gains 1,322 feet over 4.4 miles which makes for a gradual grade.