Trail Report

In-house trail condition report

Routt County conditions: February 26th, 2024

Avalanche Danger = HIGH “Heavy snow and strong winds will create very dangerous avalanche conditions during the day on Tuesday, lasting through Wednesday morning. Avalanches will break wide across terrain features and run long distances. Many will run naturally. Travel in, near, or under avalanche terrain is not recommended on Tuesday.” CAIC

Yampa River:  Mostly frozen over in town. Stagecoach tailwaters are hike in.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelsen Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on Sundays, cross country and downhill

Steamboat Ski Resort 100% open.

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Nordic trails are groomed! Ice is 6″+ thick in most areas and suitable for snow machines.  Be wary of thin spots.

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Snowy!

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.  The western side of Rabbit Ears is for non-motorized users only, see here

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: February 19th, 2024 President's Day

Avalanche Danger = CONSIDERABLE, beware E aspects and firm drifts

Yampa River:  Mostly frozen over in town. Stagecoach tailwaters are hike in.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelsen Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on Sundays, cross country and downhill

Steamboat Ski Resort 100% open. Pony Express lift is broken.

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: IN See more 

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Nordic trails are groomed! Ice is 6″+ thick in most areas and suitable for snow machines.  Be wary of thin spots.

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Snowy!

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.  The western side of Rabbit Ears is for non-motorized users only, see here

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: February 12th, 2024

Avalanche Danger = MODERATE

Yampa River:  Mostly frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelsen Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on next 6 Sundays, cross country and downhill

Steamboat Ski Resort 100% open.

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: IN See more 

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Nordic trails are groomed! Ice is 6″+ thick in most areas and suitable for snow machines.  Be wary of thin spots.

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Snowy!

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.  The western side of Rabbit Ears is for non-motorized users only, see here 

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: February 5th, 2024

Avalanche Danger = CONSIDERABLE, 4pm Tues 2/6 there is a FREE beacon practice session at bottom of the Barrows Lift (Howelsen Hill)

Yampa River:  Mostly frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelsen Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on Sundays, nordic and alpine

Steamboat Ski Resort 100% open.

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: IN

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Nordic trails are groomed!

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Many slides observed as recent heavy snow settles.  Be cautious

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: January 29th, 2024

Avalanche Danger = MODERATE, many slides spotted in N. Routt

Yampa River:  Mostly frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelsen Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on Sundays, nordic and alpine

Steamboat Ski Resort 100% open.

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: IN

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Nordic trails are groomed!

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Many slides observed as recent heavy snow settles.  Be cautious

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: January 22nd, 2024

Avalanche Danger = CONSIDERABLE, moderating later in the week

Yampa River:  Frozen over in spots.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelsen Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on Sundays, nordic and alpine

Steamboat Ski Resort Has now received over 200″ of snowfall and the resort  is 93% open.

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: IN

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Good powder.

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: January 8th, 2024 Hello Winter!

Avalanche Danger = CONSIDERABL above treeline S thru NW.  Be careful out there

Yampa River:  Frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelson Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on Sundays, nordic and alpine

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 20″+ in the last couple days with 23 lifts/171 runs

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: ?

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Good powder.

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: January 1st, 2024 Happy New Year!

Avalanche Danger = LOW

Yampa River:  Almost completely frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center (Nordic): OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: OPEN, ski FREE on Sundays, + nordic trails are OPEN

Haymaker Nordic Center: Open!

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 78% open with 22 lifts/162 runs

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: Almost completely frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed firm

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Crusty.

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. All nordic trails are slick/crusty. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: December 19th, 2023 HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Avalanche Danger = MODERATE persistent slab hazard

Yampa River:  Almost completely frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center (Nordic): OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: OPEN, ski FREE on Sundays, + nordic trails are OPEN

Haymaker Nordic Center: CLOSED

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! o” in last 3 days, 17 lifts/132 trails open

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: Almost completely frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed firm

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: SNOWY! 1’+ fresh on the weekend

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. All nordic trails in great shape. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings. 

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: December 11th, 2023

Avalanche Danger = CONSIDERABLE persistent slab hazard

Yampa River: 82cfs. 32deg F. Almost frozen over. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Touring Center (Nordic): OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: OPEN, ski FREE on Sundays, + nordic trails are OPEN

Haymaker Nordic Center: CLOSED

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 18″+ in last 3 days, 11 lifts/42 trails open

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: SNOWY! 1’+ fresh on the weekend

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. All nordic trails in great shape. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings. Campgrounds closed. Dispersed allowed at Dumont and Muddy Creek parking lots. 

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: December 4th, 2023

Avalanche Danger is HIGH with 2-3′ fresh snow falling in the Park Range

Yampa River: 95cfs. 38deg F. Freezing over. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Touring Center (Nordic): OPEN!

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 30″+ fresh, 7 lifts/14 trails open

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: Winter gate is closed

Hahn’s Peak: SNOWY! 2’+ fresh on the weekend

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Campgrounds closed. Dispersed allowed at Dumont and Muddy Creek parking lots. 2-3′ of fresh snow on the weekend.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: November 27th, 2023

Yampa River: 95cfs. 38deg F. Freezing over. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 

Stagecoach: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake: Ice free but closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN
Emerald Mtn: OPEN, soggy. Please avoid damaging soft/muddy trails. Ride/hike when frozen.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  Mad Creek bridge still missing. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: SNOWY

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Campground closed. Dispersed allowed at Dumont and Muddy Creek parking lots.

Bruce’s Grooming report from 11/25 at 8:30am

6 degrees, 3” new, dress warm, wax cold, upper loop in skate, grooming lower loop now. Winter!!!
Enjoy the day. Thanks to the groomers

Buffalo Pass: Road closes Dec 1st at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN Flattops Scenic Byway still OPEN. Sheriff Rez has been drained.

Zirkel Circle: Snowshoes/skis required.
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: November 20th, 2023 Opening Day is Wednesday 11/22!

Yampa River: 129cfs. 38deg F. Still OPEN for fishing. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22! A-Basin, Keystone, Eldora, Winter Park are OPEN

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp CLOSED

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: Ice free but closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN
Emerald Mtn: OPEN, soggy. Please avoid damaging soft/muddy trails. Ride/hike when frozen.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  Mad Creek bridge still missing. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: WET, snow in the shade

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Campground closed. Dispersed allowed at Dumont and Muddy Creek parking lots.

Bruce’s Grooming Report, 11/20/2023. 24F, light snow, wind 5mph at 8am. Groomed both loops for skate, 1″ fresh overnight. Early season conditions, rock skis advised. Thank you people packers – you helped prep the little snow we’ve received over the past few days. Parking lot not plowed, watch the berm.

Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, FoG some snow, campground closed.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN Flattops Scenic Byway still OPEN. Sheriff Rez has been drained.

Zirkel Circle: Snowshoes/skis required.
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: November 6th, 2023 Welcome to MUD Season!

Yampa River: 134cfs. 38deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa. No fishing at Fish Creek-Yampa confluence during whitefish spawn

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22! A-Basin, Keystone, Eldora, Winter Park are OPEN

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp CLOSED

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Drying, snow in the shade

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, FoG wet
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN, but snowy
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: October 30th, 2023 Bruce's is OPEN!

2nd rifle (elk) runs 10/28-11/5, wear orange!

Yampa River: 110cfs. 36deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa. No fishing at Fish Creek-Yampa confluence during whitefish spawn

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22! A-Basin OPEN

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN, snowy.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Snowy.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Snowy

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, FoG Snowy
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN, but snowy
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: October 23rd, 2023

2nd rifle (elk) runs 10/28-11/5, wear orange!

Yampa River: 131cfs. 53deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN, dry.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, FoG DRY
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN, snowline at 10,250′
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: October 3rd, 2023

1st rifle (elk) begins 10/14-18th, wear orange!

Steamboat Bike Park:  Closed

Yampa River: 89cfs. 55deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: September 27th

Archery season began 9/2, 1st rifle (elk) 10/14-18th, wear orange!

Steamboat Bike Park:  Open weekends only until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.

Yampa River: 93cfs. 54deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. 
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: September 18th

Archery season began 9/2, 1st rifle (elk) 10/14-18th, wear orange!

Steamboat Bike Park:  Open weekends only until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.

Last Steamboat Farmer’s Market for the year on 9/23!
Yampa River: 93cfs. 59deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 72cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: September 12th

Archery season began 9/2, muzzleloader 9/9, wear orange!

Steamboat Bike Park: Closed weekdays, open weekends until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.

Final Steamboat Farmer’s Market for the year on 9/23
Yampa River: 82cfs. 59deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort open Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 50cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: September 6th

Archery season began 9/2, muzzleloader 9/9

Steamboat Bike Park: Open daily 10-4 until 9/8, open weekends until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.
Yampa River: 124cfs. 62deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 50cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing. 
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: August 29th

Archery season begins 9/2, muzzleloader 9/9

Steamboat Bike Park: Open daily 10-4 until 9/8, open weekends until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.
Yampa River: 154cfs, 70f and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals available thru Labor Day

Elk River: 79cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: August 24th

Archery season begins 9/2, muzzleloader 9/9

Steamboat Bike Park: Open daily 10-4 until 9/8, open weekends until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.
Yampa River: 124cfs, 70f and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals available thru Labor Day

Elk River: 79cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: August 15th

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 108cfs, 70f and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: 194cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: July 11th

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 240cfs and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream). 

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: 382cfs Dropping but still cold and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN.. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN from 33.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Summit ridge snowpatch only

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN

Zirkel Circle: Hikeable with some postholing
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: July 4th, 2023 Happy Birthday USA!

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 350cfs and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek Rd OPEN. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: Dropping but still cold and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly).  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN from 33.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Minimal snow patches left

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN. Trails dry up to 10,000’+, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: June 26th, 2023

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 772cfs and dropping

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek Rd CLOSED. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: Dropping but still cold and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly).  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN from 33.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Minimal snow patches left

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Trails dry up to 9800’+, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: June 19th, 2023

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 1310cfs and dropping 

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek Rd CLOSED. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: Dropping but still cold and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly).  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy, muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Trails dry up to 9500’+, Flash of Gold OPEN 
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: June 12th, 2023

Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 1850cfs Dropping and clearing but still cold & fast

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is dry. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: Dropping but still high and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly). Blackmere dry.   Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd.OPEN
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′ with some mud, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

FS 500 (Big Red Park): opens June 15th
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy, muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Trails dry up to 9500’+, Flash of Gold opens June 15th
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 passable as far as Bear River turn, Yamcolo Res ice free. Dunckley Pass OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: June 5th, 2023

Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 2550cfs Dropping but still cold & fast

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is dry. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN, Ice-free and trails are dry

Steamboat Lake: Ice free, CR 62 dry

Elk River: Dropping but still high and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly). Blackmere dry.   Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. CLOSED to cars but passable on bike/foot
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′ with some mud, Mad Creek OPEN, wet and bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut. Road passable (to bikes/foot) past Seedhouse campground.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy, muddy, wet. 
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Trails dry up to 9200′
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 passable as far as Bear River turn, Yamcolo Res ice free. Dunckley Pass only open as far as turn to Sheriff Res.
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 29th, 2023 Happy Memorial Day!

Avalanche danger: LOW, watch for cornices collapsing and warm, wet slides
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 2910cfs Cold, fast and dirty

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is wet. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: Clear and trails are dry

Steamboat Lake: Ice free, CR 62 dry

Elk River: Dirty, high and blown out
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly). Blackmere dry.   Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. CLOSED to cars but passable on bike/foot
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′ with some mud, Mad Creek OPEN, wet and bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy but going fast. Creeks opening up, beware.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 passable as far as Bear River turn, Yamcolo Res ice free. Dunckley Pass only open as far as turn to Sheriff Res.
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 22nd, 2023

Avalanche danger: LOW, watch for cornices collapsing
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 3350cfs Cold, fast and dirty

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is snowy. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: Ice free

Steamboat Lake: Ice free, CR 62 dry

Elk River: Flooding, high and blown out
Emerald Mtn: Blackmere dry.   Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. CLOSED to cars
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Drying out.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN, snow drifts and wet, Mad Creek bridge still missing
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy but going fast. Creeks opening up, beware.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 15th, 2023

Avalanche danger: MODERATE, watch for warm snow slides and cornices collapsing
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 3070cfs high and dirty

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is snowy. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: Ice free

Steamboat Lake: Ice free, CR 62 dry

Elk River: Flooding, high and blown out
Emerald Mtn: Blackmere drying out. Trails frozen/firm in the a.m.  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. CLOSED
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Drying out.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN, snow drifts and wet, Mad Creek bridge still missing
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy but going. Creeks opening up but crust skiing available in a.m. after hard freeze.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 8th, 2023

Avalanche danger LOW, watch for warm snow slides and cornices collapsing
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 1610cfs high and dirty

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is snowy

Stagecoach: Ice free

Elk River: High and blown out
Emerald Mtn: Blackmere drying out. Trails frozen/firm in the a.m.  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Drying out.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN, snow drifts but passable to the barn, bridge still missing
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN for skiing, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 1st, 2023

Avalanche danger MODERATE, watch for wet slides
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th
Yampa River: 1520cfs and dirty but fishable (tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing

Elk River: High and blown out
Emerald Mtn: Blackmere drying out. Trails frozen/firm in the a.m.  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Drying but not useable yet.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Opens April 15th, parking lot open.
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: April 10th, 2023

Avalanche danger MODERATE, watch for cornice collapses
Howelsen Hill: CLOSED
Steamboat Ski Area: last day April 16th! Get after it.
Catamount, Haymaker, Steamboat Touring Center and Howelsen Nordic are CLOSED
Yampa River: 200cfs and fishable (tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing.
Emerald Mtn: Frozen/firm in the a.m.  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Buried.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Opens April 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Plenty of snow! Many slides witnessed this weekend.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: March 27th, 2023

Avalanche danger MODERATE, breaking on a crust 2-3’ deep
Howelsen Hill: CLOSED
Steamboat Ski Area: last day extended to April 16th! Cody’s Challenge Apr 1st
Catamount, Haymaker, Steamboat Touring Center and Howelsen Nordic all still open and grooming!
Yampa River: (tubeable <700cfs) put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream: Frozen but fishable downtown. Sarvis Creek open to fishing.
Emerald Mtn: Frozen/firm in the a.m. Avoid leaving ruts/footprints on groomed trails. Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Buried.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED for elk habitat.
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Plenty of snow! Many slides witnessed this weekend.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: March 20th, 2023

Avalanche danger LOW, watch for cornices collapsing and wet slides

Howelsen Hill: last day March 26th!

Steamboat Ski Area: last day extended to April 16th! Cody’s Challenge Apr 1st

Bluebird Backcountry: Last day March 25th!

Catamount, Haymaker, Steamboat Touring Center and Howelsen Nordic all still open and grooming!

Yampa River (tubeable <700cfs) put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream: Frozen but fishable downtown. Sarvis Creek open to fishing.

Emerald Mtn: Frozen/firm in the a.m. Avoid leaving ruts/footprints on groomed trails. Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22

Cedar Mtn (Craig): Buried.

Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED for elk habitat.

Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.

Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!

Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Plenty of snow!

Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate

* NO campfire restrictions currently

*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: February 12th, 2024

Avalanche Danger = MODERATE

Yampa River:  Mostly frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelsen Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on next 6 Sundays, cross country and downhill

Steamboat Ski Resort 100% open.

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: IN See more 

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Nordic trails are groomed! Ice is 6″+ thick in most areas and suitable for snow machines.  Be wary of thin spots.

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Snowy!

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.  The western side of Rabbit Ears is for non-motorized users only, see here 

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: February 5th, 2024

Avalanche Danger = CONSIDERABLE, 4pm Tues 2/6 there is a FREE beacon practice session at bottom of the Barrows Lift (Howelsen Hill)

Yampa River:  Mostly frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelsen Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on Sundays, nordic and alpine

Steamboat Ski Resort 100% open.

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: IN

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Nordic trails are groomed!

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Many slides observed as recent heavy snow settles.  Be cautious

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: January 29th, 2024

Avalanche Danger = MODERATE, many slides spotted in N. Routt

Yampa River:  Mostly frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelsen Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on Sundays, nordic and alpine

Steamboat Ski Resort 100% open.

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: IN

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Nordic trails are groomed!

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Many slides observed as recent heavy snow settles.  Be cautious

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: January 22nd, 2024

Avalanche Danger = CONSIDERABLE, moderating later in the week

Yampa River:  Frozen over in spots.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelsen Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on Sundays, nordic and alpine

Steamboat Ski Resort Has now received over 200″ of snowfall and the resort  is 93% open.

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: IN

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Good powder.

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: January 8th, 2024 Hello Winter!

Avalanche Danger = CONSIDERABL above treeline S thru NW.  Be careful out there

Yampa River:  Frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelson Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on Sundays, nordic and alpine

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 20″+ in the last couple days with 23 lifts/171 runs

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: ?

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Good powder.

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: January 1st, 2024 Happy New Year!

Avalanche Danger = LOW

Yampa River:  Almost completely frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center (Nordic): OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: OPEN, ski FREE on Sundays, + nordic trails are OPEN

Haymaker Nordic Center: Open!

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 78% open with 22 lifts/162 runs

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: Almost completely frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed firm

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Crusty.

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. All nordic trails are slick/crusty. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: December 19th, 2023 HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Avalanche Danger = MODERATE persistent slab hazard

Yampa River:  Almost completely frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center (Nordic): OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: OPEN, ski FREE on Sundays, + nordic trails are OPEN

Haymaker Nordic Center: CLOSED

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! o” in last 3 days, 17 lifts/132 trails open

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: Almost completely frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed firm

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: SNOWY! 1’+ fresh on the weekend

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. All nordic trails in great shape. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings. 

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: December 11th, 2023

Avalanche Danger = CONSIDERABLE persistent slab hazard

Yampa River: 82cfs. 32deg F. Almost frozen over. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Touring Center (Nordic): OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: OPEN, ski FREE on Sundays, + nordic trails are OPEN

Haymaker Nordic Center: CLOSED

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 18″+ in last 3 days, 11 lifts/42 trails open

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: SNOWY! 1’+ fresh on the weekend

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. All nordic trails in great shape. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings. Campgrounds closed. Dispersed allowed at Dumont and Muddy Creek parking lots. 

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: December 4th, 2023

Avalanche Danger is HIGH with 2-3′ fresh snow falling in the Park Range

Yampa River: 95cfs. 38deg F. Freezing over. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Touring Center (Nordic): OPEN!

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 30″+ fresh, 7 lifts/14 trails open

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: Winter gate is closed

Hahn’s Peak: SNOWY! 2’+ fresh on the weekend

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Campgrounds closed. Dispersed allowed at Dumont and Muddy Creek parking lots. 2-3′ of fresh snow on the weekend.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: November 27th, 2023

Yampa River: 95cfs. 38deg F. Freezing over. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 

Stagecoach: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake: Ice free but closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN
Emerald Mtn: OPEN, soggy. Please avoid damaging soft/muddy trails. Ride/hike when frozen.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  Mad Creek bridge still missing. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: SNOWY

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Campground closed. Dispersed allowed at Dumont and Muddy Creek parking lots.

Bruce’s Grooming report from 11/25 at 8:30am

6 degrees, 3” new, dress warm, wax cold, upper loop in skate, grooming lower loop now. Winter!!!
Enjoy the day. Thanks to the groomers

Buffalo Pass: Road closes Dec 1st at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN Flattops Scenic Byway still OPEN. Sheriff Rez has been drained.

Zirkel Circle: Snowshoes/skis required.
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: November 20th, 2023 Opening Day is Wednesday 11/22!

Yampa River: 129cfs. 38deg F. Still OPEN for fishing. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22! A-Basin, Keystone, Eldora, Winter Park are OPEN

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp CLOSED

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: Ice free but closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN
Emerald Mtn: OPEN, soggy. Please avoid damaging soft/muddy trails. Ride/hike when frozen.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  Mad Creek bridge still missing. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: WET, snow in the shade

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Campground closed. Dispersed allowed at Dumont and Muddy Creek parking lots.

Bruce’s Grooming Report, 11/20/2023. 24F, light snow, wind 5mph at 8am. Groomed both loops for skate, 1″ fresh overnight. Early season conditions, rock skis advised. Thank you people packers – you helped prep the little snow we’ve received over the past few days. Parking lot not plowed, watch the berm.

Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, FoG some snow, campground closed.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN Flattops Scenic Byway still OPEN. Sheriff Rez has been drained.

Zirkel Circle: Snowshoes/skis required.
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: November 6th, 2023 Welcome to MUD Season!

Yampa River: 134cfs. 38deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa. No fishing at Fish Creek-Yampa confluence during whitefish spawn

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22! A-Basin, Keystone, Eldora, Winter Park are OPEN

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp CLOSED

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Drying, snow in the shade

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, FoG wet
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN, but snowy
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: October 30th, 2023 Bruce's is OPEN!

2nd rifle (elk) runs 10/28-11/5, wear orange!

Yampa River: 110cfs. 36deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa. No fishing at Fish Creek-Yampa confluence during whitefish spawn

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22! A-Basin OPEN

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN, snowy.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Snowy.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Snowy

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, FoG Snowy
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN, but snowy
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: October 23rd, 2023

2nd rifle (elk) runs 10/28-11/5, wear orange!

Yampa River: 131cfs. 53deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN, dry.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, FoG DRY
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN, snowline at 10,250′
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: October 3rd, 2023

1st rifle (elk) begins 10/14-18th, wear orange!

Steamboat Bike Park:  Closed

Yampa River: 89cfs. 55deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: September 27th

Archery season began 9/2, 1st rifle (elk) 10/14-18th, wear orange!

Steamboat Bike Park:  Open weekends only until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.

Yampa River: 93cfs. 54deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. 
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: September 18th

Archery season began 9/2, 1st rifle (elk) 10/14-18th, wear orange!

Steamboat Bike Park:  Open weekends only until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.

Last Steamboat Farmer’s Market for the year on 9/23!
Yampa River: 93cfs. 59deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 72cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: September 12th

Archery season began 9/2, muzzleloader 9/9, wear orange!

Steamboat Bike Park: Closed weekdays, open weekends until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.

Final Steamboat Farmer’s Market for the year on 9/23
Yampa River: 82cfs. 59deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort open Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 50cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: September 6th

Archery season began 9/2, muzzleloader 9/9

Steamboat Bike Park: Open daily 10-4 until 9/8, open weekends until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.
Yampa River: 124cfs. 62deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 50cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing. 
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: August 29th

Archery season begins 9/2, muzzleloader 9/9

Steamboat Bike Park: Open daily 10-4 until 9/8, open weekends until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.
Yampa River: 154cfs, 70f and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals available thru Labor Day

Elk River: 79cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: August 24th

Archery season begins 9/2, muzzleloader 9/9

Steamboat Bike Park: Open daily 10-4 until 9/8, open weekends until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.
Yampa River: 124cfs, 70f and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals available thru Labor Day

Elk River: 79cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: August 15th

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 108cfs, 70f and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: 194cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: July 11th

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 240cfs and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream). 

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: 382cfs Dropping but still cold and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN.. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN from 33.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Summit ridge snowpatch only

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN

Zirkel Circle: Hikeable with some postholing
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: July 4th, 2023 Happy Birthday USA!

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 350cfs and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek Rd OPEN. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: Dropping but still cold and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly).  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN from 33.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Minimal snow patches left

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN. Trails dry up to 10,000’+, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: June 26th, 2023

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 772cfs and dropping

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek Rd CLOSED. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: Dropping but still cold and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly).  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN from 33.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Minimal snow patches left

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Trails dry up to 9800’+, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: June 19th, 2023

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 1310cfs and dropping 

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek Rd CLOSED. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: Dropping but still cold and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly).  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy, muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Trails dry up to 9500’+, Flash of Gold OPEN 
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: June 12th, 2023

Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 1850cfs Dropping and clearing but still cold & fast

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is dry. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: Dropping but still high and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly). Blackmere dry.   Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd.OPEN
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′ with some mud, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

FS 500 (Big Red Park): opens June 15th
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy, muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Trails dry up to 9500’+, Flash of Gold opens June 15th
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 passable as far as Bear River turn, Yamcolo Res ice free. Dunckley Pass OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: June 5th, 2023

Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 2550cfs Dropping but still cold & fast

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is dry. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN, Ice-free and trails are dry

Steamboat Lake: Ice free, CR 62 dry

Elk River: Dropping but still high and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly). Blackmere dry.   Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. CLOSED to cars but passable on bike/foot
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′ with some mud, Mad Creek OPEN, wet and bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut. Road passable (to bikes/foot) past Seedhouse campground.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy, muddy, wet. 
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Trails dry up to 9200′
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 passable as far as Bear River turn, Yamcolo Res ice free. Dunckley Pass only open as far as turn to Sheriff Res.
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 29th, 2023 Happy Memorial Day!

Avalanche danger: LOW, watch for cornices collapsing and warm, wet slides
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 2910cfs Cold, fast and dirty

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is wet. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: Clear and trails are dry

Steamboat Lake: Ice free, CR 62 dry

Elk River: Dirty, high and blown out
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly). Blackmere dry.   Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. CLOSED to cars but passable on bike/foot
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′ with some mud, Mad Creek OPEN, wet and bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy but going fast. Creeks opening up, beware.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 passable as far as Bear River turn, Yamcolo Res ice free. Dunckley Pass only open as far as turn to Sheriff Res.
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 22nd, 2023

Avalanche danger: LOW, watch for cornices collapsing
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 3350cfs Cold, fast and dirty

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is snowy. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: Ice free

Steamboat Lake: Ice free, CR 62 dry

Elk River: Flooding, high and blown out
Emerald Mtn: Blackmere dry.   Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. CLOSED to cars
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Drying out.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN, snow drifts and wet, Mad Creek bridge still missing
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy but going fast. Creeks opening up, beware.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 15th, 2023

Avalanche danger: MODERATE, watch for warm snow slides and cornices collapsing
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 3070cfs high and dirty

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is snowy. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: Ice free

Steamboat Lake: Ice free, CR 62 dry

Elk River: Flooding, high and blown out
Emerald Mtn: Blackmere drying out. Trails frozen/firm in the a.m.  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. CLOSED
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Drying out.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN, snow drifts and wet, Mad Creek bridge still missing
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy but going. Creeks opening up but crust skiing available in a.m. after hard freeze.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 8th, 2023

Avalanche danger LOW, watch for warm snow slides and cornices collapsing
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 1610cfs high and dirty

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is snowy

Stagecoach: Ice free

Elk River: High and blown out
Emerald Mtn: Blackmere drying out. Trails frozen/firm in the a.m.  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Drying out.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN, snow drifts but passable to the barn, bridge still missing
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN for skiing, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 1st, 2023

Avalanche danger MODERATE, watch for wet slides
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th
Yampa River: 1520cfs and dirty but fishable (tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing

Elk River: High and blown out
Emerald Mtn: Blackmere drying out. Trails frozen/firm in the a.m.  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Drying but not useable yet.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Opens April 15th, parking lot open.
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: April 10th, 2023

Avalanche danger MODERATE, watch for cornice collapses
Howelsen Hill: CLOSED
Steamboat Ski Area: last day April 16th! Get after it.
Catamount, Haymaker, Steamboat Touring Center and Howelsen Nordic are CLOSED
Yampa River: 200cfs and fishable (tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing.
Emerald Mtn: Frozen/firm in the a.m.  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Buried.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Opens April 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Plenty of snow! Many slides witnessed this weekend.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: March 27th, 2023

Avalanche danger MODERATE, breaking on a crust 2-3’ deep
Howelsen Hill: CLOSED
Steamboat Ski Area: last day extended to April 16th! Cody’s Challenge Apr 1st
Catamount, Haymaker, Steamboat Touring Center and Howelsen Nordic all still open and grooming!
Yampa River: (tubeable <700cfs) put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream: Frozen but fishable downtown. Sarvis Creek open to fishing.
Emerald Mtn: Frozen/firm in the a.m. Avoid leaving ruts/footprints on groomed trails. Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Buried.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED for elk habitat.
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Plenty of snow! Many slides witnessed this weekend.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: March 20th, 2023

Avalanche danger LOW, watch for cornices collapsing and wet slides

Howelsen Hill: last day March 26th!

Steamboat Ski Area: last day extended to April 16th! Cody’s Challenge Apr 1st

Bluebird Backcountry: Last day March 25th!

Catamount, Haymaker, Steamboat Touring Center and Howelsen Nordic all still open and grooming!

Yampa River (tubeable <700cfs) put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream: Frozen but fishable downtown. Sarvis Creek open to fishing.

Emerald Mtn: Frozen/firm in the a.m. Avoid leaving ruts/footprints on groomed trails. Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22

Cedar Mtn (Craig): Buried.

Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED for elk habitat.

Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.

Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!

Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Plenty of snow!

Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate

* NO campfire restrictions currently

*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: February 12th, 2024

Avalanche Danger = MODERATE

Yampa River:  Mostly frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelsen Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on next 6 Sundays, cross country and downhill

Steamboat Ski Resort 100% open.

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: IN See more 

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Nordic trails are groomed! Ice is 6″+ thick in most areas and suitable for snow machines.  Be wary of thin spots.

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Snowy!

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.  The western side of Rabbit Ears is for non-motorized users only, see here 

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: February 5th, 2024

Avalanche Danger = CONSIDERABLE, 4pm Tues 2/6 there is a FREE beacon practice session at bottom of the Barrows Lift (Howelsen Hill)

Yampa River:  Mostly frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelsen Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on Sundays, nordic and alpine

Steamboat Ski Resort 100% open.

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: IN

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Nordic trails are groomed!

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Many slides observed as recent heavy snow settles.  Be cautious

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: January 29th, 2024

Avalanche Danger = MODERATE, many slides spotted in N. Routt

Yampa River:  Mostly frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelsen Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on Sundays, nordic and alpine

Steamboat Ski Resort 100% open.

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: IN

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Nordic trails are groomed!

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Many slides observed as recent heavy snow settles.  Be cautious

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: January 22nd, 2024

Avalanche Danger = CONSIDERABLE, moderating later in the week

Yampa River:  Frozen over in spots.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelsen Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on Sundays, nordic and alpine

Steamboat Ski Resort Has now received over 200″ of snowfall and the resort  is 93% open.

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: IN

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Good powder.

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: January 8th, 2024 Hello Winter!

Avalanche Danger = CONSIDERABL above treeline S thru NW.  Be careful out there

Yampa River:  Frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center, Catamount, Haymaker and Howelson Hill Nordic: OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: Ski FREE on Sundays, nordic and alpine

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 20″+ in the last couple days with 23 lifts/171 runs

Fish Creek Falls ice climb: ?

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: Frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed 

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Good powder.

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Backcountry skiing well!

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: January 1st, 2024 Happy New Year!

Avalanche Danger = LOW

Yampa River:  Almost completely frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center (Nordic): OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: OPEN, ski FREE on Sundays, + nordic trails are OPEN

Haymaker Nordic Center: Open!

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 78% open with 22 lifts/162 runs

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: Almost completely frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed firm

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: Crusty.

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. All nordic trails are slick/crusty. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: December 19th, 2023 HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Avalanche Danger = MODERATE persistent slab hazard

Yampa River:  Almost completely frozen over.

Steamboat Touring Center (Nordic): OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: OPEN, ski FREE on Sundays, + nordic trails are OPEN

Haymaker Nordic Center: CLOSED

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! o” in last 3 days, 17 lifts/132 trails open

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: Almost completely frozen over

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN, Uranium Mine Trail is packed firm

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: SNOWY! 1’+ fresh on the weekend

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. All nordic trails in great shape. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings. 

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: December 11th, 2023

Avalanche Danger = CONSIDERABLE persistent slab hazard

Yampa River: 82cfs. 32deg F. Almost frozen over. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Touring Center (Nordic): OPEN!

Howelsen Hill: OPEN, ski FREE on Sundays, + nordic trails are OPEN

Haymaker Nordic Center: CLOSED

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 18″+ in last 3 days, 11 lifts/42 trails open

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: CLOSED at winter gate

Hahn’s Peak: SNOWY! 1’+ fresh on the weekend

FS 500 (Big Red Park): CLOSED
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. All nordic trails in great shape. Use caution at snow bridges/creek crossings. Campgrounds closed. Dispersed allowed at Dumont and Muddy Creek parking lots. 

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: December 4th, 2023

Avalanche Danger is HIGH with 2-3′ fresh snow falling in the Park Range

Yampa River: 95cfs. 38deg F. Freezing over. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Touring Center (Nordic): OPEN!

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 30″+ fresh, 7 lifts/14 trails open

Stagecoach SP: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake SP: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN

Emerald Mtn: OPEN, Blackmere Dr is packed firm.  Please avoid post holing on groomed trails.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: Winter gate is closed

Hahn’s Peak: SNOWY! 2’+ fresh on the weekend

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Campgrounds closed. Dispersed allowed at Dumont and Muddy Creek parking lots. 2-3′ of fresh snow on the weekend.

Buffalo Pass: Road CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.

* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: November 27th, 2023

Yampa River: 95cfs. 38deg F. Freezing over. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort OPEN! 

Stagecoach: OPEN, iced over

Steamboat Lake: Ice free but closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN
Emerald Mtn: OPEN, soggy. Please avoid damaging soft/muddy trails. Ride/hike when frozen.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  Mad Creek bridge still missing. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: SNOWY

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Campground closed. Dispersed allowed at Dumont and Muddy Creek parking lots.

Bruce’s Grooming report from 11/25 at 8:30am

6 degrees, 3” new, dress warm, wax cold, upper loop in skate, grooming lower loop now. Winter!!!
Enjoy the day. Thanks to the groomers

Buffalo Pass: Road closes Dec 1st at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN Flattops Scenic Byway still OPEN. Sheriff Rez has been drained.

Zirkel Circle: Snowshoes/skis required.
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: November 20th, 2023 Opening Day is Wednesday 11/22!

Yampa River: 129cfs. 38deg F. Still OPEN for fishing. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22! A-Basin, Keystone, Eldora, Winter Park are OPEN

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp CLOSED

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: Ice free but closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs

Fish Creek Falls: Bridge now OPEN
Emerald Mtn: OPEN, soggy. Please avoid damaging soft/muddy trails. Ride/hike when frozen.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  Mad Creek bridge still missing. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: WET, snow in the shade

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN. Campground closed. Dispersed allowed at Dumont and Muddy Creek parking lots.

Bruce’s Grooming Report, 11/20/2023. 24F, light snow, wind 5mph at 8am. Groomed both loops for skate, 1″ fresh overnight. Early season conditions, rock skis advised. Thank you people packers – you helped prep the little snow we’ve received over the past few days. Parking lot not plowed, watch the berm.

Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, FoG some snow, campground closed.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN Flattops Scenic Byway still OPEN. Sheriff Rez has been drained.

Zirkel Circle: Snowshoes/skis required.
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: November 6th, 2023 Welcome to MUD Season!

Yampa River: 134cfs. 38deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa. No fishing at Fish Creek-Yampa confluence during whitefish spawn

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22! A-Basin, Keystone, Eldora, Winter Park are OPEN

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp CLOSED

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: Closed to boating as is Pearl Lake

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Drying, snow in the shade

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, FoG wet
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN, but snowy
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: October 30th, 2023 Bruce's is OPEN!

2nd rifle (elk) runs 10/28-11/5, wear orange!

Yampa River: 110cfs. 36deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa. No fishing at Fish Creek-Yampa confluence during whitefish spawn

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22! A-Basin OPEN

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN, snowy.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Snowy.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing. Elk closure Dec 1-Apr 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Snowy

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, FoG Snowy
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN, but snowy
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: October 23rd, 2023

2nd rifle (elk) runs 10/28-11/5, wear orange!

Yampa River: 131cfs. 53deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN, dry.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, FoG DRY
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN, snowline at 10,250′
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: October 3rd, 2023

1st rifle (elk) begins 10/14-18th, wear orange!

Steamboat Bike Park:  Closed

Yampa River: 89cfs. 55deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: September 27th

Archery season began 9/2, 1st rifle (elk) 10/14-18th, wear orange!

Steamboat Bike Park:  Open weekends only until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.

Yampa River: 93cfs. 54deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 60cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. 
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: September 18th

Archery season began 9/2, 1st rifle (elk) 10/14-18th, wear orange!

Steamboat Bike Park:  Open weekends only until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.

Last Steamboat Farmer’s Market for the year on 9/23!
Yampa River: 93cfs. 59deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort opens Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 72cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: September 12th

Archery season began 9/2, muzzleloader 9/9, wear orange!

Steamboat Bike Park: Closed weekdays, open weekends until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.

Final Steamboat Farmer’s Market for the year on 9/23
Yampa River: 82cfs. 59deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Steamboat Ski Resort open Nov 22!

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 50cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: September 6th

Archery season began 9/2, muzzleloader 9/9

Steamboat Bike Park: Open daily 10-4 until 9/8, open weekends until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.
Yampa River: 124cfs. 62deg F. Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Historical Ice-On Dates (complete ice across the reservoir):
2022 – December 9
2021 – December 24 (still a tiny hole, waiting for waterfowl)
2020 – December 21
2019 – December 16
2018 – December 10
2017 – December 27
2016 – December 23

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals are now closed

Elk River: 50cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN,  bridge still missing. 
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: August 29th

Archery season begins 9/2, muzzleloader 9/9

Steamboat Bike Park: Open daily 10-4 until 9/8, open weekends until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.
Yampa River: 154cfs, 70f and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals available thru Labor Day

Elk River: 79cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: August 24th

Archery season begins 9/2, muzzleloader 9/9

Steamboat Bike Park: Open daily 10-4 until 9/8, open weekends until 10/1. Beware of construction closures on multi-use trails.
Yampa River: 124cfs, 70f and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open until Oct 31st

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open, boat rentals available thru Labor Day

Elk River: 79cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: August 15th

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 108cfs, 70f and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: 194cfs
Emerald Mtn: OPEN. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Dry

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN

Zirkel Circle: OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: July 11th

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 240cfs and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream). 

Stagecoach: OPEN, boat ramp open

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: 382cfs Dropping but still cold and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN.. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN from 33.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Summit ridge snowpatch only

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN

Zirkel Circle: Hikeable with some postholing
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: July 4th, 2023 Happy Birthday USA!

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 350cfs and the tubes are out! Please be considerate of the river and other users. No trash in the Yampa.

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek Rd OPEN. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: Dropping but still cold and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly).  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN from 33.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Minimal snow patches left

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd OPEN. Trails dry up to 10,000’+, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: June 26th, 2023

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 772cfs and dropping

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek Rd CLOSED. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: Dropping but still cold and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly).  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN from 33.
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

Hahn’s Peak: Minimal snow patches left

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Trails dry up to 9800’+, Flash of Gold OPEN
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: June 19th, 2023

Steamboat Bike Park: OPEN
Yampa River: 1310cfs and dropping 

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek Rd CLOSED. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: Dropping but still cold and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly).  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. OPEN
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

FS 500 (Big Red Park): OPEN
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy, muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Trails dry up to 9500’+, Flash of Gold OPEN 
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 OPEN. Dunckley Pass OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: June 12th, 2023

Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 1850cfs Dropping and clearing but still cold & fast

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is dry. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN

Steamboat Lake: OPEN, boat ramp open

Elk River: Dropping but still high and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly). Blackmere dry.   Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd.OPEN
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′ with some mud, Mad Creek OPEN,  bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: OPEN

FS 500 (Big Red Park): opens June 15th
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy, muddy, wet.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Trails dry up to 9500’+, Flash of Gold opens June 15th
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 passable as far as Bear River turn, Yamcolo Res ice free. Dunckley Pass OPEN
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: June 5th, 2023

Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 2550cfs Dropping but still cold & fast

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is dry. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: OPEN, Ice-free and trails are dry

Steamboat Lake: Ice free, CR 62 dry

Elk River: Dropping but still high and fast
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly). Blackmere dry.   Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. CLOSED to cars but passable on bike/foot
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′ with some mud, Mad Creek OPEN, wet and bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut. Road passable (to bikes/foot) past Seedhouse campground.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy, muddy, wet. 
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Trails dry up to 9200′
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 passable as far as Bear River turn, Yamcolo Res ice free. Dunckley Pass only open as far as turn to Sheriff Res.
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 29th, 2023 Happy Memorial Day!

Avalanche danger: LOW, watch for cornices collapsing and warm, wet slides
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 2910cfs Cold, fast and dirty

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is wet. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: Clear and trails are dry

Steamboat Lake: Ice free, CR 62 dry

Elk River: Dirty, high and blown out
Emerald Mtn: OPEN (mostly). Blackmere dry.   Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. CLOSED to cars but passable on bike/foot
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Dry.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Spring Creek OPEN to Dry Lake at 8700′ with some mud, Mad Creek OPEN, wet and bridge still missing. Hot Springs Tr OPEN.
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy but going fast. Creeks opening up, beware.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CR 7/FS 900 passable as far as Bear River turn, Yamcolo Res ice free. Dunckley Pass only open as far as turn to Sheriff Res.
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 22nd, 2023

Avalanche danger: LOW, watch for cornices collapsing
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 3350cfs Cold, fast and dirty

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is snowy. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: Ice free

Steamboat Lake: Ice free, CR 62 dry

Elk River: Flooding, high and blown out
Emerald Mtn: Blackmere dry.   Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. CLOSED to cars
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Drying out.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN, snow drifts and wet, Mad Creek bridge still missing
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy but going fast. Creeks opening up, beware.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 15th, 2023

Avalanche danger: MODERATE, watch for warm snow slides and cornices collapsing
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 3070cfs high and dirty

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is snowy. Stagecoach Tailwaters open.

Stagecoach: Ice free

Steamboat Lake: Ice free, CR 62 dry

Elk River: Flooding, high and blown out
Emerald Mtn: Blackmere drying out. Trails frozen/firm in the a.m.  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22. Cow Creek Rd. CLOSED
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Drying out.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN, snow drifts and wet, Mad Creek bridge still missing
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: Still snowy but going. Creeks opening up but crust skiing available in a.m. after hard freeze.
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 8th, 2023

Avalanche danger LOW, watch for warm snow slides and cornices collapsing
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th!
Yampa River: 1610cfs high and dirty

(tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing, road is snowy

Stagecoach: Ice free

Elk River: High and blown out
Emerald Mtn: Blackmere drying out. Trails frozen/firm in the a.m.  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Drying out.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: OPEN, snow drifts but passable to the barn, bridge still missing
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN for skiing, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: May 1st, 2023

Avalanche danger MODERATE, watch for wet slides
Steamboat Bike Park: Opening June 16th
Yampa River: 1520cfs and dirty but fishable (tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing

Elk River: High and blown out
Emerald Mtn: Blackmere drying out. Trails frozen/firm in the a.m.  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Drying but not useable yet.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Opens April 15th, parking lot open.
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: April 10th, 2023

Avalanche danger MODERATE, watch for cornice collapses
Howelsen Hill: CLOSED
Steamboat Ski Area: last day April 16th! Get after it.
Catamount, Haymaker, Steamboat Touring Center and Howelsen Nordic are CLOSED
Yampa River: 200cfs and fishable (tubeable <700cfs put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream).  Sarvis Creek open to fishing.
Emerald Mtn: Frozen/firm in the a.m.  Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Buried.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: Opens April 15th
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Plenty of snow! Many slides witnessed this weekend.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: March 27th, 2023

Avalanche danger MODERATE, breaking on a crust 2-3’ deep
Howelsen Hill: CLOSED
Steamboat Ski Area: last day extended to April 16th! Cody’s Challenge Apr 1st
Catamount, Haymaker, Steamboat Touring Center and Howelsen Nordic all still open and grooming!
Yampa River: (tubeable <700cfs) put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream: Frozen but fishable downtown. Sarvis Creek open to fishing.
Emerald Mtn: Frozen/firm in the a.m. Avoid leaving ruts/footprints on groomed trails. Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22
Cedar Mtn (Craig): Buried.
Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED for elk habitat.
Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.
Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!
Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Plenty of snow! Many slides witnessed this weekend.
Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate
* NO campfire restrictions currently
*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites

Routt County conditions: March 20th, 2023

Avalanche danger LOW, watch for cornices collapsing and wet slides

Howelsen Hill: last day March 26th!

Steamboat Ski Area: last day extended to April 16th! Cody’s Challenge Apr 1st

Bluebird Backcountry: Last day March 25th!

Catamount, Haymaker, Steamboat Touring Center and Howelsen Nordic all still open and grooming!

Yampa River (tubeable <700cfs) put in at Fetcher Pond or downstream: Frozen but fishable downtown. Sarvis Creek open to fishing.

Emerald Mtn: Frozen/firm in the a.m. Avoid leaving ruts/footprints on groomed trails. Beall Tr closed for elk habitat until 6/30/22

Cedar Mtn (Craig): Buried.

Spring Creek/Mad Creek Trails: CLOSED for elk habitat.

Seedhouse Rd.: WINTER CLOSURE gate is shut.

Rabbit Ears/Divide: OPEN, plenty deep and crusty in the a.m. Great time for a Hogan Park tour!

Buffalo Pass: Buffalo Pass Rd CLOSED (to cars) at Dry Lake. Plenty of snow!

Devil’s Causeway/Flattops: CLOSED at CR7 winter gate

* NO campfire restrictions currently

*Bear safe containers REQUIRED in Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest at developed sites