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Hikes We Like

Hike We Like: Red Mountain Trail

Not up for the Manitou Incline's grueling 2,744 stairs? Try this adjacent 2.6-mile out-and-back trail, with a summit that offers views of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, and Garden of the Gods.

Hike We Like: Columbine Lake

Backcountry enthusiasts will love the beautiful views and moderate climb on this seven-mile hike.

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Hike We Like: Mount Evans

Looking to bag a fourteener before the snow flies? This bucket list peak should do the trick.

Hike We Like: Sound of Silence Trail

This colorful gem in Dinosaur National Monument loops through vibrant badlands en route to a little slickrock scrambling—and sweeping views.

Hike We Like: Palmer Loop Trail

Ditch the Manitou Incline for a longer, more relaxed hike that provides mountain views and a lookout over the Garden of the Gods.

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Hike We Like: Twin Lakes Trail

This lakeside stroll near Leadville has unbeatable views of Colorado’s two highest peaks and the quaking aspen groves adorning their slopes.

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Hike We Like: Mount Herman Trail

This steep hike near Monument is rewarded with views stretching all the way from Castle Rock to the snow-capped summit of Pikes Peak.

Hike We Like: Lion’s Lair Trail

This forested back-door route up Mount Sanitas is just the shade-filled, out-and-back excursion we need on warmer days.

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Hike We Like: White Rocks Trail

This scenic, creekside trail is a great wintertime option for when you crave mountain views, but don’t want to tackle steep, icy trails.

Hike We Like: Bald Mountain’s Pines to Peaks Loop

The short trail up this little-known peak in a Boulder County is perfect for anyone who enjoys walking through the forest and gazing at great views of both the plains and the Continental Divide.

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