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Fish Creek Falls

June 18th, 2012 · 2 Comments

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Fish Creek Falls has to be one of the top natural attractions for anyone visiting Steamboat Springs, Colorado. When I went there a few days ago, my friend Marveen took me to the falls.

Since Marveen was born and grew up in Steamboat Springs, she knows the falls well. But she has an even closer relationship to them.

Her brother Steve, who Marveen introduced me to, had been responsible for the construction of the trail to the falls overlook. He had persuaded the powers that be to build an accessible trail for people with disabilities, so that their father, who by that time had been confined to a wheelchair, could continue to see the falls. I got my first view of the falls from the end of this trail.

Fish Creek Falls Cascades 283-feet Over a Cliff in Routt National Forest

Fish Creek Falls Cascades 283-feet Over a Cliff in Routt National Forest

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After walking up to the falls overlook, Marveen and I hiked down to the base of the falls just as the failing light of a glorious day came to its natural end. From this location I made a 13-second film clip of these wild falls that are just three miles from Steamboat Springs. See it and here it roar on YouTube at “Fish Creek Falls!”

And this is the still shot I took from there.

Looking up at Fish Creek Falls

Looking up at Fish Creek Falls

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For a place known to the rest of the world as a ski resort, Steamboat Springs sure has a lot watery attractions — the Yampa River, lots of lakes, and this tremendous waterfall. Of course, a ski resort relies on water too, just one that falls in an even whiter form than this.


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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kiara Cavaletti // Jun 19, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Looks like a nice place to kick off your shoes and have a nice camping trip for a week or two.

  • 2 Aaron King // Jun 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    ohhh nice ,, very nice