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The Best Hiking Trails in Colorado (United States)

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Photo of Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs) Photo of Lake Verna Photo of Lost Creek Wilderness Loop (w/ Bison Peak)
  • near Glen Eyrie, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    5.31mi
    Elevation +
    571f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofGarden of the Gods (Colorado Springs) Photo ofGarden of the Gods (Colorado Springs) Photo ofGarden of the Gods (Colorado Springs)

    Start time: 11/20/2017 10:42 Finish time: 11/20/2017 14:56 Distance: 8.5 km (04:13) Moving time: 02:22 Average speed: 2.02 km/h Avg. Speed Mov.: 3.61 km/h Max. speed: 9.88km/h Minimum altitude: 1909 m Maximum alt...

    Nice stroll
    zenuz
    Bonita ruta, mis felicitaciones.
    Mr Hunter
  • Lake Verna

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    near Grand Lake, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    15.43mi
    Elevation +
    4409f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofLake Verna Photo ofLake Verna Photo ofLake Verna

    East Inlet Trailhead near Grand Lake, Colorado. Out and back to Large alpine lake located in Rocky Mountain National Park. Broad meadows, deep valleys, countless streams and waterfalls, towering peaks and excellent wildl...

    I am planning a trip to Colorado to visit my son. Thank you for the beta!
    jmmdds
  • near Insmont, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    31.39mi
    Elevation +
    6640f
    TrailRank
    70
    Photo ofLost Creek Wilderness Loop (w/ Bison Peak) Photo ofLost Creek Wilderness Loop (w/ Bison Peak) Photo ofLost Creek Wilderness Loop (w/ Bison Peak)

    3 pm Day 1: Starting from Lost Park parking lot, head south on Brookside-McCurdy trail. 8.30 am Day 2: Go up Bison Peak then back onto trail. Stopped and camped at 5pm because of rain. 8 am Day 3: Continue in McCurdy tra...

  • Bear Lake circular route (long)

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    near Fall River Estates Subdivision, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    9.89mi
    Elevation +
    2828f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofBear Lake circular route (long) Photo ofBear Lake circular route (long) Photo ofBear Lake circular route (long)

    Circular route starting/ending from Bear Lake. The route starts at Bear Lake and goes to Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, Lake Haiyaha, The Loch and back. I could not get to the Lake of Glass and Sky Pond because of snow/ice in ...

    Ruta interesante, bello paisaje mis felicitaciones.
    Mr Hunter
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  • Crater Lake

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    near Elkdale, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    17.83mi
    Elevation +
    5863f
    TrailRank
    68| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofCrater Lake Photo ofCrater Lake Photo ofCrater Lake

    Out and back route in the Indian Peaks Wilderness starting at the Monarch Lake trailhead ending at a large sub-alpine lake (Crater Lake). Incredible hike with numerous waterfalls, peaks and lakes including Cascade Falls,...

    Ruta interesante, bello paisaje mis felicitaciones.
    Mr Hunter
  • near Manitou Springs, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    5.00mi
    Elevation +
    591f
    TrailRank
    67| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofRed Rock Canyon, CO USA, June 2014 Photo ofRed Rock Canyon, CO USA, June 2014 Photo ofRed Rock Canyon, CO USA, June 2014

    Nice 2-3 hours stroll in the red rock canyon open space just outside Colorado Springs. The walk goes through strange rock formation and an artificial lake with views of the Garden of the Gods and Pikes peak.

    Ruta muy interesante, bello paisaje mis felicitaciones.
    Mr Hunter
  • Vail - Spraddle Creek Trail

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    near Vail, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    7.25mi
    Elevation +
    1995f
    TrailRank
    66| Rating 3.67
    Photo ofVail - Spraddle Creek Trail Photo ofVail - Spraddle Creek Trail Photo ofVail - Spraddle Creek Trail

    The views from the top of this loop and heading down through the forest and meadows are beautiful, looking out to the snow-capped mountains way beyond Vail. This route starts from central Vail, winding up a tarmac roa...

    Moderate hike taking you up along the ridge-line and taking you out of the Vail valley, affording nice views.
    johncuthbertcdk@gmail.com
  • near Corona (historical), Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    29.77mi
    Elevation +
    2851f
    TrailRank
    64| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofContinental Divide Trail day 64: From valley after Devils Thumb Pass to Grand Lake Photo ofContinental Divide Trail day 64: From valley after Devils Thumb Pass to Grand Lake Photo ofContinental Divide Trail day 64: From valley after Devils Thumb Pass to Grand Lake

    A beautiful hike through green forests in the Indian Peak Wilderness (Arapaho National Forest). The trail is passing several nice lakes on this leg: Monarch Lake, Lake Granby and Grand Lake. Appr. 8 miles before the town...

    !Impresionante! !Qué resistencia! !Que bonitos paisajes!
    Pablo de Gárate
  • near Bakerville, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    18.26mi
    Elevation +
    4416f
    TrailRank
    63| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofContinental Divide Trail day 60: Bakerville to saddle beneath Vasquez Peak Photo ofContinental Divide Trail day 60: Bakerville to saddle beneath Vasquez Peak Photo ofContinental Divide Trail day 60: Bakerville to saddle beneath Vasquez Peak

    From Bakerville to Herman Gulch trailhead (Arapaho National Forest) on paved road, then ascending up to 3990m through a nice green valley. Once on the top, you’ll hike on the ridges through Vasquez Peak Wilderness (great...

    !Grandísimo esfuerzo, y preciosas rutas! !Enhorabuena, y mucho ánimo!
    Pablo de Gárate
  • near Boulder, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    3.18mi
    Elevation +
    1050f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofUS walks #14 - Flatirons / Boulder Mountains Park, Colorado Photo ofUS walks #14 - Flatirons / Boulder Mountains Park, Colorado Photo ofUS walks #14 - Flatirons / Boulder Mountains Park, Colorado

    A very beautiful but somewhat crowded trail in Boulder. Quite steep in parts and we saw a black bear. Starting from Chautauqua Trail Head this trail combines various smaller trails into a figure 8 loop trail. We did the ...

    Muy bien. Por la nieve y hielo se dificulta seguir la ruta pero el entorno es muy bonito.
    guillermoh
  • near Beaver Point, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    6.85mi
    Elevation +
    2185f
    TrailRank
    57| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofUSA Colorado Twin sisters peak trail Photo ofUSA Colorado Twin sisters peak trail Photo ofUSA Colorado Twin sisters peak trail

    Easy to find. I used the app "where to go". I got good weather, sun and no wind. I was alone so maybe it took me less time than I had read about on alltrails.com.The path was okey until in the end. Then there were only b...

    Espectacular ruta. Imprescindible. Gracias por compartir
    Asuntos Particulares
  • Rocky Mountain National Park Loop

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    near Grand Lake, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    26.96mi
    Elevation +
    3904f
    TrailRank
    55
    Photo ofRocky Mountain National Park Loop Photo ofRocky Mountain National Park Loop Photo ofRocky Mountain National Park Loop

    The trailhead for this gorgeous loop-hike in the Rocky Mountain National Park is easy accessible at the outskirts of Grand Lake. A pleasant hike through the woods will take you up to the Cascade Falls, then the trail slo...

  • near Berthoud Falls, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    7.86mi
    Elevation +
    1460f
    TrailRank
    54| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofContinental Divide Trail day 61: From saddle beneath Vasquez Peak to Berthoud Pass Photo ofContinental Divide Trail day 61: From saddle beneath Vasquez Peak to Berthoud Pass Photo ofContinental Divide Trail day 61: From saddle beneath Vasquez Peak to Berthoud Pass

    A short hike along the valley, then climbing the Stanley Mountain (3819 m) - followed by a ridgewalk before the trail descends down to Berthoud Pass (exitpoint to Winterpark for resupply)

    Enhorabuena por esa magnífica ruta que estás siguiendo, y muchísimo ánimo. Mil gracias por compartirla. Me bajé algunos...
    Pablo de Gárate
  • near Boulder, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    11.56mi
    Elevation +
    2067f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofBoulder, Chautauqua Park 15 km Roundtrip Photo ofBoulder, Chautauqua Park 15 km Roundtrip Photo ofBoulder, Chautauqua Park 15 km Roundtrip

    English// Deutsch:Due to thunderstorms I decided not to go all the way up to the summit of Green Mountain! It's a very nice trail with meadows, forest, creek and a lot of stones! A lot of climbing up and down! And it's o...

  • near Needleton, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    10.82mi
    Elevation +
    1831f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofMontañas San Juan, Colorado, Crater Lake Photo ofMontañas San Juan, Colorado, Crater Lake Photo ofMontañas San Juan, Colorado, Crater Lake

    The hike to Crater Lake does not require a big expenditure of energy for its scenic rewards. Starting at 10,770ft. the trail traverses a rolling terrain of meadows and forests with great views of the surrounding peaks, g...

  • near Sundown, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    2.94mi
    Elevation +
    276f
    TrailRank
    52| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofCherry Creek State Park Off Leash Area Photo ofCherry Creek State Park Off Leash Area Photo ofCherry Creek State Park Off Leash Area

    Wow! When was the last time you were able to take your dog off leash for a 3 mile walk. This off leash portion of Cherry Creek State Park is fantastic. There is plenty of water for the dog to play in, and plenty of trail...

    Bonita ruta, bello paisaje mis felicitaciones.
    Mr Hunter
  • Flattop Mountain, RMNP

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    near Fall River Estates Subdivision, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    8.63mi
    Elevation +
    2713f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofFlattop Mountain, RMNP Photo ofFlattop Mountain, RMNP Photo ofFlattop Mountain, RMNP

    The nasty headwind above treeline for the last mile or so to the summit is what made this hike difficult for me. And there's the altitude, 12k is a challenge! The trail itself wasn't overly steep, and for the most part i...

  • Longs Peak

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    near Meeker Park, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    7.13mi
    Elevation +
    2379f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofLongs Peak Photo ofLongs Peak Photo ofLongs Peak

    One from the Bucket List, I’ve always wanted to make the hike into Longs Peak. The days of lusting over the summit are behind me but the view of the Diamond is awesome. Sorry bout the straight line back to camp. My batte...

  • near Tarryall, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    5.99mi
    Elevation +
    791f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofGoose Creek Trail - Lost Creek Wilderness Photo ofGoose Creek Trail - Lost Creek Wilderness Photo ofGoose Creek Trail - Lost Creek Wilderness

    Overview This is a moderate-to-strenuous hike on good trail with plenty of shade and good views of the valley walls, especially as you ascend the trail. It is a popular trail, so expect to see other people. Animals ar...

    Gorgeous hike through this wilderness area.
    johncuthbertcdk@gmail.com
  • near Silverdale (historical), Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    7.46mi
    Elevation +
    2743f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofColorado - Mt Bierstadt (14,065 ft) Photo ofColorado - Mt Bierstadt (14,065 ft) Photo ofColorado - Mt Bierstadt (14,065 ft)

    Mount Bierstadt Trail is a 7.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best use...

  • near Boulder, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    7.29mi
    Elevation +
    2119f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofMesa Trail, Boulder Mountain Parks Photo ofMesa Trail, Boulder Mountain Parks Photo ofMesa Trail, Boulder Mountain Parks

    The classic Boulder trail, traversing the length of the Mountain Parks atop the mesas at the feet of the Flatirons. Recent rains and snows have greened up the meadows, and brought out a few early flowers. Spring birds in...

  • near Cascade, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    7.18mi
    Elevation +
    2070f
    TrailRank
    39| Rating 1.0
    Photo ofWaldo Canyon Trail Colorado Springs Photo ofWaldo Canyon Trail Colorado Springs Photo ofWaldo Canyon Trail Colorado Springs

    The Waldo Canyon Trail is a very popular trail that can be utilized year round. It boasts a diverse terrain including dark, shady forests; sunny, exposed hillsides; babbling brooks and great views of Pikes Peak and Willi...

    Closed since2001 after Waldo canyon fire
    imarlaine
  • Son of Middle Creek Trail - Vail

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    near Vail, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    14.27mi
    Elevation +
    3166f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofSon of Middle Creek Trail - Vail Photo ofSon of Middle Creek Trail - Vail Photo ofSon of Middle Creek Trail - Vail

    This route starts at Vail, chooses under the interstate joins the Son of Middle Creek trailhead, follows it, then emerges onto a wide red earth road heading towards the mountain to the left (coming from Vail) of Bald Mou...

  • Timberline lake, Leadville, CO

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    near Leadville Junction, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    6.47mi
    Elevation +
    833f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofTimberline lake, Leadville, CO Photo ofTimberline lake, Leadville, CO Photo ofTimberline lake, Leadville, CO

    Beautiful trail with lots of wild flowers. Mountain around still has snow on top. The lake at 11000ft was so peaceful and clear.

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