Snowshoe or Ski Rabbit Ears Pass

West Summit Loop 1A - Search Nearby - Added by Jason Hatfield

Powder-filled backcountry trails right off the highway heading to Steamboat Springs.

Rabbit Ears Pass outside of Steamboat Springs is packed with winter nordic trails. Most trails are marked and accommodate cross-country skiing or snowshoeing; to be courteous to other users keep snowshoes and dogs off ski tracks. Depending on how much recent snow there has been, the trails can be packed snow or completely fresh.

The most popular trail is the West Summit Loop 1A, located 13 miles east of Steamboat on Highway 40. From the trailhead on the north side of the road, a 3.7-mile loop extends into the forest with views of Yampa Valley and the Flat Tops.

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3.7 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

700 ft Gain




Skiing, Snowshoeing

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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