Colorado - Outdoor Activities

Colorado has approximately 6,897 trails, including 4,879 hiking trails and 2,672 for trail running. These trails range from 0 to 608 miles in length. The most popular trails are Glacier Gorge, Blue Lake and Deer Creek Canyon Park. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Colorado was Scott S. who completed Dakota Ridge Trail.

  • Glacier GorgeView Trail Details

    17 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    In my opinion this is the most beautiful spot in Rocky Mountain National Park. Spectacular scenery, beautiful wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, ...

  • Conundrum Hot SpringsView Trail Details

    14 Reviews

    Aspen, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Undeveloped alpine pools, a 9-mile hike from parking and 11,200 feet above sea level in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area near Aspen. ...

  • Blue LakeView Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Ward, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 to 4 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    A wonderful day hike leads to Blue Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. This short hike takes you up to a beautiful alpine lake surrounded ...

  • Coalton TrailView Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Superior, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trailhead, established in 2011, offers several options for hiking on the high prairie near the town of Superior.

  • Deer Creek Canyon ParkView Trail Details

    11 Reviews

    Morrison, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This nice hike through the beautiful foothills west of Denver features year-round access, marked trails, early summer wildflowers, and spectacular ...

  • Booth FallsView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Vail, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    While the elevation of Booth Creek Trail puts it in the montane zone, the stream-cut valley evokes images of a trek in the Alps. In two miles ...

  • Arapaho Pass Trail to Lake DorothyView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Nederland, CO

    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a fantastic day hike up to Lake Dorothy via the Arapaho Pass Trail, one of the best trails in the wilderness area for viewing wildflowers. ...

  • Aiken CanyonView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Canon City, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Aiken Canyon harbors a rich diversity of life where plains and foothills converge. This nature preserve is home to bear, mountain lion, elk, ...

  • Barr Lake State ParkView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Brighton, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  9.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A beautiful, easy hike along the shoreline of Barr Lake offers great views of the Indian Peaks and Rocky Mountain National Park. You can see ...

  • Royal ArchView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  52 minutes up, 50 minutes down
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Keep a sharp eye out for raptors soaring in the skies on this popular hike amongst Boulder’s famous Flatirons. The sandstone arch itself is modest ...

  • Mount GarfieldView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Grand Junction, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the main geographical features of the Grand Valley, the Bookcliffs rise sharply to form a strikingly scenic wall that stretches deep into ...

  • Alberta FallsView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  45 minutes
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Icy snowmelt from the frigid peaks of the Continental Divide- the Sharkstooth, Otis Peak, Taylor Peak and Thatchtop-feeds the misty cascades ...

  • Switzerland TrailView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  2 hours
    •  14.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This route follows the old railroad bed of the Switzerland Trail Railway. Enjoy broad vistas and stunning fall color. You’ll pass through Gold ...

  • Shelf LakeView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Georgetown, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  102 minutes up, 75 minutes down
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    One of Colorado’s nice surprises, this lightly used trail is ideal for those who enjoy hiking along briskly flowing creeks. The Colorado mountains ...

  • Maxwell Falls TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Evergreen, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour, 20 minutes
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    These peaceful falls are tucked back in a quiet drainage in the Arapaho National Forest. The water cascades year-round-in spring the pools are ...

  • Lost Lake (Boulder County)View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Nederland, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  45 minutes up, 38 minutes down
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Popular for its alpine lakes, wildflowers and aspen, by Week 43 this place should be thankfully uncrowded. The easy hike to Lost Lake passes ...

  • Lake County: Mount ElbertView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Leadville, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in central Colorado in the Sawatch Range, about 11 miles southwest of Leadville, and 4 miles northwest of Twin Lakes Reservoir. The highest ...

  • Dakota Ridge and Mathews / Winters ParkView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Morrison, CO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This heavily used local favorite is often rideable year round and affords you with several challenging ride options and great views of the hogback ...

  • Eccles PassView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Frisco, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  5 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in the southern end of the Gore Range, 11,900-foot Eccles Pass makes a great destination for hikers who set out along the Meadow Creek ...

  • Mount GalbraithView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 3.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    A beautiful hike up and around Mount Galbraith (7,163 feet) on a trail in one of the newest Jefferson County Open Space parks. There are beautiful ...

  • Pitkin Lake TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Vail, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  7 hours
    •  8.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Pitkin Creek and Pitkin Lake are named for Frederick W. Pitkin, governor of Colorado from 1879 to 1883. The Pitkin Creek drainage is a narrow, ...

  • Booth Falls and Booth Lake TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Vail, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  7 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Visitors to Vail, as well as locals, hike up to Booth Falls because the 60- foot waterfall is lovely and the general belief is that the falls ...

  • Hartman RocksView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Gunnison, CO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  Advanced Riders, 2.5 - 3 hours; Intermediate Riders, 3 - 4 hours
    •  18.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Hartman Rocks area offers high desert riding in a 6,000-acre basin. Funky granite formations, slickrock, sand, and sage add to this geological ...

  • Monarch Crest TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Salida, CO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  Advanced Riders, 3 - 4 hours; Intermediate Riders, 4 - 5 hours
    •  35.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Epic is the only word for it. The Monarch Crest Trail is considered the premier mountain bike ride in the entire 14ers Region. Touted by Bicycle ...

  • Lost Lakes - Devils CausewayView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Yampa, CO

    •  3 days
    •  19.5 miles
    •  Guide

    With 167 miles of trails, the Flat Tops Wilderness is quite conducive to long-distance hiking excursions. One particularly nice trip that accesses ...

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