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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Strawberry Park Hot Springs - Routt County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Just outside Steamboat Springs, the Strawberry Park Hot Springs is a private concessionare which charges for hot pool soaking and limited lodging. The old "right of way" which goes through the property has been honored by the concessionare. The Forest Service requires them to allow any day users to pass through the property for use of the "Hot Springs Trail" (maintained by the Routt County Riders bicycle club). This is a moderately difficult three-mile trail gradually descending to the Mad Creek Trailhead parking area. It is actively used by mountain bikers (mostly downhill traffic). Access to the trail is from either trailhead, at the Hot Springs or at Mad Creek Trailhead parking area. The habitat changes dramatically from the evergreen-shrouded Hot Springs area to mixed aspen/mountain meadow to brushy (hawthorn/serviceberry) growth in the lower section.

Habitat: Foothill Shrub, Aspen Grove, Mountain Meadow, Mixed Conifer Forest
Directions: From US 40 in Steamboat Springs, turn northeast onto 3rd. At the first stop sign, turn right on Fish Creek Falls Road. Turn left on Amethyst Drive and continue on this road to CR 36. Follow CR 36 to its end at the Hot Springs. Strawberry Park Hot Springs has a nominal fee for parking or bathing. There is a public lot 100 yards before entrance. The parking lots at both trailheads are closed in winter.
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