August 28, 2014
Gold Creek Lake ended up being a great option for first-timers looking for a backpacking trip. Camping is only allowed 1/4-mile away from the lake, however.
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Leave it to Steamboat Springs for you to drive an hour outside of town, hike for two hours in the wilderness and still see several people you know along the way. That was the case when my fiance, Erik, and I decided to go on our first backpacking trip in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.