Sage Canaday
Mt. Elbert (1 hour, 7 minutes, 16 seconds up)
“It is the highest point in Colorado, but it’s a nice wide trail, so you don’t have to worry about falling off a cliff on your way up or down. The views of the mountains around Leadville are spectacular.”

Andy Anderson
Longs Peak (1 hour, 56 minutes, 46 seconds round-trip)
“The route I took combines a little bit of everything, from route finding to trail running to rock climbing. And the north face of Longs is simply amazing.”

Krissy Moehl
Wonderland Trail, a 93-mile loop around Washington’s
Mt. Rainier (22 hours, 22 minutes, 45 seconds)

“At one point, the sun was setting and the sky filled with amazing hues of pink. We caught a glimpse of Rainier’s summit through the trees and marveled.”

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Photos courtesy of Keith Facchino; Kent Etzel