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The Best Hiking Trails in Colorado (United States)

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  • 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.

  • near Fall River Estates Subdivision, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    4.05mi
    Elevation +
    728f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofDream Lake - Emerald Lake - Bear Lake Photo ofDream Lake - Emerald Lake - Bear Lake Photo ofDream Lake - Emerald Lake - Bear Lake

    Start time: 11/21/2017 12:18 Finish time: 11/21/2017 15:43 Distance: 6.5 km (03:25) Moving time: 01:06 Average speed: 1.91 km/h Avg. Speed Mov.: 5.9 km/h Max. speed: 7.88km/h Minimum altitude: 2876 m Maximum alti...

  • Gem Lake + Lumpy Ridge Trail loop

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    near Stanley Heights Subdivision, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    3.82mi
    Elevation +
    1086f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofGem Lake + Lumpy Ridge Trail loop Photo ofGem Lake + Lumpy Ridge Trail loop Photo ofGem Lake + Lumpy Ridge Trail loop

    Start time: 11/25/2017 09:00 Finish time: 11/25/2017 12:19 Distance: 6.2 km (03:19) Moving time: 01:36 Average speed: 1.85 km/h Avg. Speed Mov.: 3.84 km/h Max. speed: 7.5km/h Minimum altitude: 2388 m Maximum alti...

  • near Fall River Estates Subdivision, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    7.79mi
    Elevation +
    738f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofWalter Tishma Way - Aspen Glen - East Portal Photo ofWalter Tishma Way - Aspen Glen - East Portal Photo ofWalter Tishma Way - Aspen Glen - East Portal

    Day 2 of the Walter Tishma Way. Our guide from Footpaths of the World dropped us off at the road up to the trailhead. The first section of the trail was a gentle climb up to Deer Ridge Junction. Cross the road and contin...

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  • The Forest Lakes

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    near East Portal, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    4.33mi
    Elevation +
    1854f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofThe Forest Lakes Photo ofThe Forest Lakes Photo ofThe Forest Lakes

    This is a one way track from the East Portal trailhead up to the beautiful campsites near the Forest Lakes. It's the perfect place to camp for a few days and hop up on the divide. The trail is wonderful the whole way, an...

  • near Eldorado Springs, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    5.05mi
    Elevation +
    1007f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofUS walks #15 - Eldorado Canyon State Park, Colorado Photo ofUS walks #15 - Eldorado Canyon State Park, Colorado Photo ofUS walks #15 - Eldorado Canyon State Park, Colorado

    Eldorado Canyon State Park is a small, but stunning state park in Boulder County, great for rock climbing and hiking. We walked the Fowler and Rattlesnake Gulch Trails which were great. The end of the Rattlesnake Gulch ...

  • near Copper Mountain, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    10.93mi
    Elevation +
    2231f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofWilder Gulch trail & ptarmigan hill & elk mountain ridge Photo ofWilder Gulch trail & ptarmigan hill & elk mountain ridge Photo ofWilder Gulch trail & ptarmigan hill & elk mountain ridge

    Wilder Gulch trail & ptarmigan hill & elk mountain ridge. This hike starts at the rest stop on I-70 at the vail pass. The hike follows the valley just east of the rest stop. The crossing of the stream and wet patch at th...

  • near Beaver Point, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    8.55mi
    Elevation +
    2057f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofWalter Tishma Way - East Portal - Lily Lake Photo ofWalter Tishma Way - East Portal - Lily Lake Photo ofWalter Tishma Way - East Portal - Lily Lake

    Our lovely driver with Footpaths of the World dropped us off at the East Portal Gaye. Start off by going through the gate towards the reservoir- skirt the reservoir and take the trail up at the far end. The trail climbs ...

  • Willow creek circular trail

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    near Silverthorne, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    4.83mi
    Elevation +
    623f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofWillow creek circular trail Photo ofWillow creek circular trail Photo ofWillow creek circular trail

    Willow creek circular trail. This trail begins at the willow creek trail head car park. The beginning of this trail is on Summit County Open Space and eventually go onto National Forest and enter the Eagles Nest Wilderne...

  • Wigwam Trail

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    near Deckers, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    6.98mi
    Elevation +
    2789f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofWigwam Trail Photo ofWigwam Trail Photo ofWigwam Trail

    This is an up and back hike on a segment of the Wigwam Trail that follows along the Wigwam creek. To get there, you will drive through a segment of the Hayman burn area, but the fire went no further than the trailhead an...

  • emerald lake

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    near Fall River Estates Subdivision, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    16.68mi
    Elevation +
    968f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofemerald lake Photo ofemerald lake Photo ofemerald lake

    Emerald lake is a moderate hike in the Rocky Mountain national park. The path starts over relatively easy with almost a tarmac surface but steadily becomes harder with wooden steps. Emerald lake is the third lake where t...

  • near Beaver Point, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    7.63mi
    Elevation +
    1161f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofBierstadt lake - Bear lake - Sprague lake Photo ofBierstadt lake - Bear lake - Sprague lake Photo ofBierstadt lake - Bear lake - Sprague lake

    We took the joker shuttle from Estes Park to the park & ride. But when you are early you can park your car there. The hike starts uphill to Bierstadt lake. From there there is an easy climb in the direction of Bear lake....

  • Deer Mountain HIke

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    near Fall River Estates Subdivision, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    6.42mi
    Elevation +
    1345f
    TrailRank
    36| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofDeer Mountain HIke Photo ofDeer Mountain HIke

    If you want a mountain that is not too strenuous, then Deer Mountain in Rocky Mountain Nat'l is for you. This mountain contains a lot of switch backs that gets you to the top. With the maximum elevation is 10,000, this i...

    Nice Hike and perfect track to follow. Not views today due to the clouds and mist. Thank you
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  • near Boulder, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    9.00mi
    Elevation +
    2746f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofBear peak, Boulder CO USA, June 2014 Photo ofBear peak, Boulder CO USA, June 2014 Photo ofBear peak, Boulder CO USA, June 2014

    Steep climb to one of the peaks around Boulder with nice views of boulder and beyond (to the east) and the Rocky mountains to the west.

  • near Bakerville, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    8.56mi
    Elevation +
    3638f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofColorado - Grays Peak (14,287 ft) and Torreys Peak (14,275 ft) Photo ofColorado - Grays Peak (14,287 ft) and Torreys Peak (14,275 ft) Photo ofColorado - Grays Peak (14,287 ft) and Torreys Peak (14,275 ft)

    Grays and Torrey's Peak is a 8.56 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a river. This is a Class 2 climbing: Simple scrambling, with the possible occasional use of ...

  • near Fall River Estates Subdivision, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    3.80mi
    Elevation +
    774f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofEmerald, Dream and Nymph Lakes Hike RMNP : 28 July 2012 Photo ofEmerald, Dream and Nymph Lakes Hike RMNP : 28 July 2012 Photo ofEmerald, Dream and Nymph Lakes Hike RMNP : 28 July 2012

    This would have been a moderate hike for any other family, but for mine it was difficult, with high altitudes, rocky terrain and big roots. But oh! So beautiful. Every lake made it so rewarding. I carried my disabled son...

  • near Fall River Estates Subdivision, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    3.52mi
    Elevation +
    581f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofNymp, Dream, Emerald Lakes, Rocky NP, CO Photo ofNymp, Dream, Emerald Lakes, Rocky NP, CO Photo ofNymp, Dream, Emerald Lakes, Rocky NP, CO

    Bear Lake parking with toilets. Parking full at 8am. There is a shuttle. Daily ticket needed to enter the park.

  • Lower Mohawk lake

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    near Blue River, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    5.97mi
    Elevation +
    1493f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofLower Mohawk lake Photo ofLower Mohawk lake Photo ofLower Mohawk lake

    We walked up to the lower Mohawk lake. It is possible to walk on up to the other lakes. We where there on a Saturday and it was very busy. The parking lot was full, but it is possible to park on the roadside. The last pa...

  • near Morrison, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    3.44mi
    Elevation +
    1102f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofMt. Falcon Open Space - Castle Trail/Turkey Trot Trail Loop Photo ofMt. Falcon Open Space - Castle Trail/Turkey Trot Trail Loop Photo ofMt. Falcon Open Space - Castle Trail/Turkey Trot Trail Loop

    This loop is part of the Mt. Falcon Open Space park and offers very nice views of the valley below and the metro-Denver area beyond. It is a generally step and steady incline with a wide and well-traveled trail. It is of...

  • near Allenspark, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    7.01mi
    Elevation +
    1394f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofWalter Tishma Way - Wild Basin - Allenspark Trailhead Photo ofWalter Tishma Way - Wild Basin - Allenspark Trailhead Photo ofWalter Tishma Way - Wild Basin - Allenspark Trailhead

    The first part of the walk is a gentle up along side a creek. When you come to the t junction, turn right to go up to the Ouzel Falls. Just before the bridge at the falls there is a small path that takes you up to get a ...

  • near Beaver Point, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    7.04mi
    Elevation +
    2152f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofWalter Tishma Way - Twin Sisters Peak Photo ofWalter Tishma Way - Twin Sisters Peak Photo ofWalter Tishma Way - Twin Sisters Peak

    Our fabulous Footpaths of the World driver dropped us at the trailhead, but you can walk or drive up from the Lily Lake parking area. Follow the dirt road up to the beginning of the path. There are many switchbacks, keep...

  • near Lucky Seven Summer Homes, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    24.92mi
    Elevation +
    4731f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofContinental Divide Trail day 40: From bushcamp (saddle after Creede cut off junction) to bushcamp (San Juan National Forest) Photo ofContinental Divide Trail day 40: From bushcamp (saddle after Creede cut off junction) to bushcamp (San Juan National Forest) Photo ofContinental Divide Trail day 40: From bushcamp (saddle after Creede cut off junction) to bushcamp (San Juan National Forest)

    Beautiful and challenging leg of the trail. The day starts with a climb up to a summit (3910 m) with stunning views. From there on the trail follow mountain ridges, traverses and steap slopes. Lots of snow and ice - ice ...

  • near Bakerville, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    3.69mi
    Elevation +
    850f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofLoveland pass west ( counter clockwise) Photo ofLoveland pass west ( counter clockwise) Photo ofLoveland pass west ( counter clockwise)

    Loveland pass west ( counter clockwise). This was the first time I have done this hike from the opposite direction and it was probably easier. The trail starts very clearly from the loveland pass car park and descends in...

  • Quandary Peak

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    near Tordal Estates, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    7.07mi
    Elevation +
    3409f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofQuandary Peak Photo ofQuandary Peak Photo ofQuandary Peak

    Great 14,000 ft Mountain peak hike, with a well established trail. I recommend leaving early in the morning to beat the high volume of tourists on the weekend. And an awesome challenge for those who want a endurance chal...

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