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Hikes We Like

Hike We Like: Handies Peak

The easiest route up this moderate fourteener passes vibrant wildflowers and a sparkling lake on the way to spectacular summit views.

Hike We Like: Lost Lake Trail

This scenic 4-mile round-trip trail is perfect for day hikers or families looking for an easy weekend backpacking trip. 

Hike We Like: Mount Yale

The standard route up this straightforward fourteener gains 4,300 feet—and rewards you with views of 30 more fourteeners you’ll be inspired to climb.

Hike We Like: Winiger Ridge Trail

This peaceful path in Roosevelt National Forest is perfect for families, offers great views—and a chance to escape.

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Hike We Like: Twin Sisters Trail, RMNP

This moderate hike on the eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park has the look and feel of a major alpine ascent, but with less commitment. 

Hike We Like: Walker Ranch Loop

This moderate loop through an historic ranch west of Boulder features gorgeous foothills scenery—and several idyllic picnic spots.

Hike We Like: Mayhem Gulch Loop

This 4.7-mile “lollipop loop” offers sensational views of Clear Creek Canyon, as well as the opportunity to spot elk and other local wildlife. 

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Hike We Like: Eldorado Canyon Trail

This moderate trail in Eldorado Canyon State Park offers a challenging, early-season warm up for hikers training to climb fourteeners this summer.

Hike We Like: Eagle Wind Loop

This gentle four-mile loop occupies a niche environment in Boulder County's Rabbit Mountain Open Space, where the mountains meet the plains. 

Hike We Like: Flatirons Vista Loop

This short and easy loop in Boulder Open Space has killer views of the Flatirons, plus several great options for lengthening your route.

Hike We Like: Waterton Canyon

This newly reopened portion of the Colorado Trail offers the expected mountain views—and a lesson in where Denver's much-needed water comes from.

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Hike We Like: Coyote Ridge Trail

Take a journey back to prehistoric times while hiking ridges of Dakota sandstone, hogbacks of limestone, and valleys of soft, black shale. 

Hike We Like: Fowler Trail

This short and easy hike in Eldorado Canyon State Park offers views of some of the most spectacular scenery along the Front Range. 

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Hike We Like: Gem Lake

Catch the last vestiges of fall color in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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