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Wandering a winter's trail

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Many views that are accessible during a winter snowshoeing hike to Fish Creek Falls are impossible to attain during the summer. The torrents of water usually rushing down the slope toward the bridge are frozen this time of year. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Much of what once was a grand waterfall is locked in ice during the winter. What water remains, charging toward downtown Steamboat Springs, passes beneath massive, snow-blanketed boulders. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Icy crevices dot the trail during a snowshoeing trip to Fish Creek Falls. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Although it is a roaring waterfall in the summer, Fish Creek Falls produces little more than a trickle in the winter. But it's an ideal - and beautiful - destination for a snowshoeing adventure. Photo by Joel Reichenberger


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