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Logan Abbott

Snowshoe We Like: Sandbeach Lake

This less-trodden trail in Rocky Mountain National Park ends at a frozen alpine lake, where you’re treated to panoramic views of Longs Peak and the beautiful Keyboard of the Winds rock formations.

Hike We Like: Notch Mountain

Follow in pilgrims’ footsteps to view the iconic cross of snow that formed the centerpiece of a now-defunct national monument near Vail.

Isabelle Glacier

Hike We Like: Isabelle Glacier Trail

Visit glistening alpine lakes, fields of columbines, and one of Colorado’s last remaining glaciers along this lesser-known Brainard Lake highlight.

Hike We Like: East Spanish Peak

Once a landmark for passing wagon trains, East Spanish Peak is now a superb excursion for modern-day adventurers.

Hike We Like: Mt. Shavano

The famed Angel of Shavano watches over this rewarding route up Colorado’s 17th-highest summit.

Hike We Like: Arapaho Pass Trail

This moderately-strenuous hike in the Indian Peaks Wilderness boasts some of Colorado’s best wildflower displays.

Lion Gulch

Hike We Like: Lion Gulch Trail

Take a stroll through yesteryear along this peaceful hike near Estes Park, which ends in a lush meadow dotted with the ruins of historic homesteads.

N. Twin Cone Peak

Hike We Like: North Twin Cone Peak

Get your fall color fix on this moderate hike through one of the state’s largest aspen groves, which leads to a mellow summit offering panoramic views of the Front Range.

Arapaho Glacier Trail

Hike We Like: Arapaho Glacier Trail

This out-and-back trek through the Indian Peaks Wilderness’ tundra ends with an overlook of Colorado’s largest “river of ice.”

Mt. Sneffels

Hike We Like: Mt. Sneffels

This towering giant in the San Juan Mountain Range promises 2,900 feet of elevation gain, swaths of wildflowers, and rewarding panoramic views.

Hike We Like: Finch Lake Trail in RMNP

This quiet trail in the southern end of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Wild Basin area culminates in an idyllic picnic landing next to two sparkling alpine lakes.

Hike We Like: Eagle’s View Loop

Enjoy green meadows, shady forests, and great views of America’s Mountain along this classic foothills hike near Conifer.

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