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Terri Cook, 5280 Contributor

Terri Cook is an award-winning travel and science writer, whose work is featured in a diverse group of publications, including Scientific American, NOVA Next, Science News, EARTH, Boulder Magazine, Tea Time, and American Road. After traveling around the world, Cook chose to settle in Boulder, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a crazy cat named Nazgul. More of her work can be found at down2earthscience.com.

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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.

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."

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.

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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: Mt. Harvard

Fields of wildflowers and panoramic views of the Collegiate Peaks towering over the Arkansas Valley make every step of this straightforward fourteener a rewarding journey.

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Behind the Vines: Decadent Saint Winery

This non-traditional Front Range winery makes the best-tasting sangria on the market—and it's a concentrate. But don't take our word for it.

Hike We Like: Crater Lakes

This forested trail through the James Peak Wilderness leads to a pair of sparkling, trout-filled lakes nestled beneath the Continental Divide.

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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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.

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