Colorado - Outdoor Activities

Colorado has approximately 7,602 trails, including 5,569 hiking trails and 3,347 for trail running. These trails range from 0 to 608 miles in length. The most popular trails are Glacier Gorge, Blue Lake and Arapaho Peak Southeast Ridge Route. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Colorado was Charlie V. who completed Lost Lake Trail.

  • Glacier Gorge

    19 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Spectacular scenery, beautiful wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, and beautiful alpine lakes are what you will find on your hike into Glacier Gorge. Bring along a fishing rod and a camera. Cross ...
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Spectacular scenery, beautiful wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, and beautiful alpine lakes are what you will find on your ...

  • Booth Lake Trail

    16 Reviews

    Eagles Nest Wilderness Area, CO

    Booth Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Eagle County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest and Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. It is two miles long and begins at 8,439 feet altitude. ...
    •  2.0 miles

    Booth Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Eagle County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest and Eagles Nest Wilderness ...

  • Conundrum Hot Springs

    14 Reviews

    Aspen, CO

    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. Clothing optional. White River National Forest and ...
    •  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 ...

  • Barr Lake Trail

    14 Reviews

    Adams County, CO

    Barr Lake Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Adams County, Colorado. It is 7.5 miles long and begins at 5,106 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 15.0 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  7.5 miles

    Barr Lake Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Adams County, Colorado. It is 7.5 miles long and begins at 5,106 ...

  • Blue Lake

    13 Reviews

    Ward, CO

    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 by stunning alpine peaks. This is one of my favorite ...
    •  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 ...

  • Gem Lake Trail

    12 Reviews

    Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

    Gem Lake Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Rocky Mountain National Park. It is 4.2 miles long and begins at 7,856 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...
    •  4.2 miles

    Gem Lake Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Rocky Mountain National Park. It is ...

  • Royal Arch Trail

    12 Reviews

    Boulder County, CO

    Royal Arch Trail is a hiking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 6,090 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of ...
    •  0.9 miles

    Royal Arch Trail is a hiking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 6,090 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Coalton Trail

    12 Reviews

    Superior, CO

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

  • Switzerland Trail Colorado & North Western R. R.

    11 Reviews

    Roosevelt National Forest, CO

    Switzerland Trail Colorado & North Western R.. is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest. It is 5.3 miles long and begins at 8,655 ...
    •  5.3 miles

    Switzerland Trail Colorado & North Western R.. is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within ...

  • Lost Lake Trail

    11 Reviews

    Roosevelt National Forest, CO

    Lost Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 9,620 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 ...
    •  0.7 miles

    Lost Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest. It is 0.7 miles long ...

  • Deer Creek Canyon Park

    11 Reviews

    Morrison, CO

    This nice hike through the beautiful foothills west of Denver features year-round access, marked trails, early summer wildflowers, and spectacular views from the summit of Plymouth Mountain (7,295 ...
    •  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, ...

  • Maxwell Falls Trail

    9 Reviews

    Evergreen, CO

    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 full and water spills vigorously down the rocks. In ...
    •  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 ...

  • Aiken Canyon

    9 Reviews

    Canon City, CO

    Aiken Canyon harbors a rich diversity of life where plains and foothills converge. This nature preserve is home to bear, mountain lion, elk, mule deer, fox, squirrels, rattlesnakes, and over ...
    •  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, ...

  • Herman Gulch Trail

    8 Reviews

    Arapaho National Forest, CO

    Herman Gulch Trail is a hiking trail in Clear Creek County, Colorado. It is within Arapaho National Forest. It is 3.2 miles long and begins at 10,299 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  3.2 miles

    Herman Gulch Trail is a hiking trail in Clear Creek County, Colorado. It is within Arapaho National Forest. It is 3.2 miles ...

  • Bear Lake Trail

    8 Reviews

    Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

    Bear Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Rocky Mountain National Park. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 9,454 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  0.6 miles

    Bear Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Rocky Mountain National Park. It is 0.6 miles ...

  • Mount Garfield

    8 Reviews

    Grand Junction, CO

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

  • Alberta Falls

    8 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Icy snowmelt from the frigid peaks of the Continental Divide- the Sharkstooth, Otis Peak, Taylor Peak and Thatchtop-feeds the misty cascades of Alberta Falls, which resemble a spill of snow. ...
    •  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 ...

  • Shelf Lake

    7 Reviews

    Georgetown, CO

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

  • Mohawk Lakes Trail

    7 Reviews

    Summit County, CO

    Mohawk Lakes Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Summit County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 11,102 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...
    •  2.1 miles

    Mohawk Lakes Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Summit County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest. It ...

  • Gore Creek Trail

    6 Reviews

    Eagles Nest Wilderness Area, CO

    Gore Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Eagle County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest and Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. It is 5.8 miles long and begins at 8,697 feet ...
    •  5.8 miles

    Gore Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Eagle County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest and Eagles ...

  • Ice Lake Basin

    6 Reviews

    Silverton, CO

    Overshadowed by some rather impressive peaks and replete with wildflowers in the summertime, Ice Lake Basin is a popular destination for hikers visiting the Silverton region of the San Juan Mountains. ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Overshadowed by some rather impressive peaks and replete with wildflowers in the summertime, Ice Lake Basin is a popular ...

  • Lake County: Mount Elbert

    6 Reviews

    Leadville, CO

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

  • Pole Hill

    6 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    This small 4-wheel-drive area is one of the best-kept secrets in northern Colorado. Connected loops offer a variety of terrain that is fun to drive. Great camp spots with incredible views of ...
    •  Moderate
    •  1-2 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This small 4-wheel-drive area is one of the best-kept secrets in northern Colorado. Connected loops offer a variety of terrain ...

  • Cathedral Lake Trail

    6 Reviews

    Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness Area, CO

    Cathedral Lake Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Pitkin County, Colorado. It is within Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness Area and White River National Forest. It is 2.9 miles long and begins ...
    •  2.9 miles

    Cathedral Lake Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Pitkin County, Colorado. It is within Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness ...

  • Goose Creek Trail 612

    6 Reviews

    Pike National Forest, CO

    Goose Creek Trail 612 is a hiking trail in Park County and Jefferson County, Colorado. It is within Lost Creek Wilderness Area and Pike National Forest. It is 8.9 miles long and begins at 8,210 ...
    •  8.9 miles

    Goose Creek Trail 612 is a hiking trail in Park County and Jefferson County, Colorado. It is within Lost Creek Wilderness ...

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