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Hikes We Like

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.

Hike We Like: Peaks to Plains Trail

This beautiful three-mile segment along Clear Creek offers a taste of the 65-mile route that will eventually link the South Platte River with the Continental Divide.

Hike We Like: Purgatory Creek Trail

This downhill-first trail near Purgatory Resort winds through gorgeous stands of aspen to a rocky bench with views of several scenic canyons.

Hike We Like: Animas Mountain Loop

This loop hike or mountain bike ride on the northwest side of Durango offers amazing views of the Animas River Valley as well as the lofty La Plata peaks.


Hike We Like: Sand Canyon Trail

This beautiful slickrock route explores the heart of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, which hosts the nation’s largest concentration of archaeological sites.

Hike We Like: Mount Audubon Trail

This thirteener's position east of the Continental Divide offers a visual marriage of snow-capped peaks and wildflower-filled valleys. 

Hike We Like: Smuggler Mountain Loop

This short, steep trail on the east side of Aspen leads to historic mines, large groves of aspen, and a platform with incredible views of the Roaring Fork Valley.

Hike We Like: Redcloud Peak

The top-of-the-world views and sense of accomplishment you’ll feel on the summit of this beautiful fourteener are worth every sweaty step.


Hike We Like: Evergreen Mountain Loop

This forested trail to the summit of Evergreen Mountain offers dappled shade and a superb view of the Continental Divide from the top.

Hike We Like: Horsetooth Falls Trail

This short trail spans two worlds: the gusty foothills with sweeping views, and a lush, green oasis surrounding a splashing waterfall.


Snowshoe Trail We Like: Old Monarch Pass

Instead of sitting in I-70 traffic this weekend, head south to enjoy this mellow snowshoe or ski trail along a historic road near the summit of Monarch Pass.

Ski Trail We Like: Middle St. Vrain

This out-and-back trail through sunny glades and tall stands of evergreens is ideal for cross-country skiers with a range of experience levels.

Hike We Like: Contemplative Trail Loop

Contemplate how wonderful it is to live in Colorado while exploring this beautiful slice of red rock country in Colorado Springs’ backyard.

Hike We Like: Tunnel Drive Trail

This relaxing stroll offers bird’s-eye views of the Arkansas River in a spectacular canyon just downstream of the Royal Gorge.


Hike We Like: Mallory Cave

Among Boulder's oldest recorded hikes, this short, steep trail offers prime views of the Front Range, climbing access, and educational fun for the whole family.

Hike We Like: Royal Arch Trail

The sweeping views from the beautiful rock arch at the end of this trail are worth every steep, sweaty step.

Hike We Like: Fern Lake Trail, RMNP

Navigate through steep mountainsides, plunging waterfalls and golden foliage on this trail in Rocky Mountain National Park that leads to Fern Lake.

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