Service Creek Trail

Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477

Service Creek Trail

Service Creek Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The north end of the Gore Range, also known as the Park Range, does not draw as many hikers as the mountain ranges easily accessible either by Interstate 70 or by U.S. Highway 285, the two corridors into the Rocky Mountains from metropolitan Denver. Thus, this area remains isolated and primitive with old logging flumes and homesteaders’ cabins and trails that bear names with historical references.

Service Creek, for example, is called Sarvis Creek on old maps. This name derives from the Sarvis Timber Company that logged this area in the years around 1910. Service Creek Trail follows Service Creek as it rushes past to empty into the Yampa River. The trail, on the other hand, winds leisurely through dense forests and past relics of logging activity. Since the trail never leaves the creek, numerous opportunities exist for your dog to get wet and hydrate during this long hike."

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Trail Information

Steamboat Springs
Nearby City
2,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
10 hours
Best July to August
7,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,400 feet
Top Elevation
Routt National Forest, Yampa Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Blacktail Mountain; Trails Illustrated Steamboat Springs, Rabbit Ears Pass
Local Maps

Trail Log