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Shun the traffic on I-70 and tackle the Frisco to Vail thru hike. Image courtesy of To see pictures of all the hikes listed here, visit

6 Hikes We Can’t Wait to Conquer This Summer

While the mountains are still receiving snowfall, that doesn't mean we can't start planning our summertime treks. Here, six hikes to get you wishing for the warmer days ahead.


As the weather continues to warm (goodbye winter, you were great), we look forward to days spent on the trails. Hiking season is near and we’re ready for it. To satisfy our excitement, we talked to Dave Levy, a prolific hiker and publisher of, a hub for all things hiking. Here, six hikes he can’t stop thinking about.

1. 4 Pass Loop

2. Frisco to Vail Thru Hike

3. Missouri Pass/Fancy Pass Loop

4. Mt. Ida

5. Stone Lake

6. High Lonesome/Devils Thumb Loop

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