Snowshoe or Ski Rabbit Ears Pass

Rate this Adventure West Summit Loop 1A

Distance

3.7 Miles

Elevation Gain

700 Feet

Activities

Skiing, Snowshoeing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Winter

Type

Loop

Added by

Jason Hatfield

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic

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.

For more trails see: fs.usda.gov

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

3.7 Miles

Elevation Gain

700 Feet

Activities

Skiing, Snowshoeing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Winter

Type

Loop

Added by

Jason Hatfield

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