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Logan Abbott

Articles By Logan Abbott

Rocky Mountain National Park: Glacier Gorge Snowshoe Hike

Explore one of Colorado’s most dramatic alpine valleys on this better-in-winter romp through the national park.

Rocky Mountain National Park: Sandbeach Lake Snowshoe Hike

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

Hike We Like: North America’s Largest Dinosaur Tracksite

This little-known trail in southeastern Colorado’s Comanche National Grassland leads to more than 1,300 dinosaur footprints exposed along the banks of the Purgatoire River.

Snowshoe We Like: Wild Basin in Rocky Mountain National Park

With three frozen waterfalls and cascades to choose from, the main trail through this beautiful basin lets you select the destination and length of your next winter adventure.

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.

7 Denver Metro Area Hikes to Tackle While Practicing Social Distancing

Going stir crazy? Here are some of our favorite (and a little less crowded) trails to check out while staying local.

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.

Hike We Like: Hermit Park’s Kruger Rock Trail

Explore a piece of land that was once a corporate retreat near Estes Park, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Longs Peak Diamond.

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.

Hike We Like: Sleepy Lion Trail in Button Rock Preserve

This mellow trail along the scenic northern foothills of Boulder County is especially enjoyable in fall and spring weather.

N. Twin Cone Peak

Grant: 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.

San Luis Peak

Hike We Like: San Luis Peak’s South Ridge

Escape the crowds and enjoy the natural beauty of one of Colorado’s most remote and least-climbed fourteeners.

Hike We Like: Mount Elbert’s East Ridge

Savor the satisfaction of standing atop Colorado’s highest peak.

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